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wordpress-basics-scheduling Photo Steve DavisIn the final of four, back-to-basics WordPress articles this month, I’ll take you through scheduling blog posts.

This last post wraps up the process of drafting, formatting, and indexing your blog posts correctly.

There’s no time like the future

Although I like to see weekly activity on your blog, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be logging in and writing every week.

If you are the sort of person who works best in productive bursts, then drafting, loading and scheduling your posts will be best for  you.

For example, this series of blog posts was actually written, shot, and scheduled on January 6 and 7, 2014 – but you would have only known this article existed today.

The simple steps of scheduling

To schedule a blog post in WordPress, all you need to do BEFORE clicking the blue ‘publish’ button is to click the edit link that sits just above it, next to Publish Immediately.

This will let you set the year, month, day and time you want you post to be scheduled.

Set those settings, click OK, then you’ll see that Publish has become Schedule. Click that, and you are away.

Take a look at the video to see this in action:

I hope this video series has been helpful.

Happy blogging.

WordPress Basics series

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