One of the easy things about blogging is that all the tools are available for you to automate a big part of blogging. If it’s not part of WordPress it most likely is available as a plugin.
Whatever it is for you.
The scheduling functionality in WordPress is built-in to WordPress.com and WordPress.org and it’s very simple to use and take advantage of. I use it all the time.
On the right hand side, when you are editing a WordPress blog post you will see the Publish widget. This blog widget gives you many options to work with your post. One of those options is to schedule the post in advance; you can also adjust the date to show a past date and time.This is a simple way of editing the date on a post.
The two most used scenarios for the scheduling feature in WordPress is when you want to sit and write many blogposts in one day or a short stretch of time but you don’t want to publish them all at once.
And if you read the previous post with over 125 ideas to add to your blog then you can imagine how useful this feature is when you want to write about a Holiday that is weeks or months away.
I use the calendar and schedule feature also to fill in gaps on my blogging schedule in the past. An easy way for me to see if I did well during one month of blogging is to look at the front end calendar widget and see which days have missing blogposts.It is very easy to change the date on a blogpost. Just click on the edit link next to the date, adjust it to a date in the future and click OK. This will automatically change the action button from Publish to Schedule.
I try to make many of my blogposts be evergreen. This means that they are useful regardless of their time of publication or when you read them. These types of posts are generally the ones I will move to days that have a missing post.
Ideally I would never have a blank day but somedays I just don’t get to finish a post. That will change as I’m adjusting and fixing my editorial calendar and editorial work flow.