I’ve come across a few bloggers mentioning that they scheduled their posts to be automatically published by WordPress in a future date. After going through my WordPress menu without finding a “schedule future post” option, I searched for it at Google and found two articles that helped:
- Schedule a future post in WordPress written by Bruce.
- Scheduling posts in WordPress written by Luis.
To write a post and have WordPress publish it in a future date, all you need to do is to edit the “Post Timestamp” option before publishing the post as shown in the screenshot below.
Right after completing your post, look for the “Post Timestamp” option on the right. Check/select the “Edit timestamp” checkbox. Select the future date and time you want the post to be published. After that is done, click on the “Publish” button like how you would normally publish a post.
I’ve scheduled this post to be automatically published at 25/6/2007 at 2:00pm. I’m publishing this 2 and a half hours earlier. If everything works accordingly, this post will only be visible at the scheduled time.