How to Schedule a Blog Post

A few months ago, a friend of mine cranked out about six blog posts in one night. I asked her why she didn’t schedule them to publish once a week for six weeks. She replied, “I didn’t know you could do that.” Well, m’dear, it’s very easy. Here’s how.

If you’re using a WordPress blog – it doesn’t matter if you’re using .com or .org, it’s the same. Over in the upper right-hand corner of your admin screen, you should see this:

schedule post 1Notice “Publish immediately” is the default. (I’ve expertly highlighted that in yellow for you.) Click on edit and your screen will shift down, making room for the month, day, year, and time to be entered by you.

schedule post 2

Okay, so maybe I didn’t need to highlight all that for you. So sue me. In any case, after you’ve selected the date and time of choice, click OK. I’ve chosen March 1, 2014.

schedule post 3

Notice how your date of choice now shows up? And, notice how “Publish” in the blue button now says “Schedule?” Shazam, you are done.

In Blogger, or Blogspot, blogs, it’s also in the upper right-hand corner, but nestled inconspicuously under “Post Settings.”

blogger schedule 1

Clicking on schedule will expand that box to reveal “Automatic” and “Set Date and Time.” The default will always be Automatic, so click the little button to the left of “Set Date and Time” and a calendar will drop down for you.

blogger schedule 2

I’m going to select March 1st, and then I’m going to click done. Honestly, I prefer this to the WordPress method, because this way, I can see what day of the week it is. I like to try to schedule posts to run on the same day each week. The calendar in Blogger makes that easy. After I’ve chosen my date and time, I clicked “Done.”

blogger schedule 3

The little window above will show you that your post is scheduled for March 1. Just make certain to click SAVE.

And that’s all it takes!

Author: K.S. Brooks

K.S. Brooks is an award-winning novelist, photographer, and photo-journalist, author of over 30 titles, and administrator of Indies Unlimited. Brooks is currently a photo-journalist and chief copy editor for two NE Washington newspapers.  She teaches self-publishing and writing topics for the Community Colleges of Spokane, and served on the Indie Author Day advisory board. For more about K.S. Brooks, visit her website and her Amazon author page.

12 thoughts on “How to Schedule a Blog Post”

  1. Great post, sorry a little late to the game on this reply, but thanks for sharing, I did not know you could do this.

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