Schedule Publication

Schedule publication of a post for a future date and time

One of the “features” of the Monday Window challenge is that the posts all publish at the same time. The way to do that is to get the post ready and schedule it to publish at a specific date and time.

There are several ways of doing that depending on what tool you use to prepare the blog post.

Using the Dashboard editor

MW-schedule-pub-08Prepare your post as you normally would. Do not click PUBLISH, you may click Save Draft. When you are ready with the post click the word Edit after the words Publish immediately.

This brings up date and time entry fields.


MW-schedule-pub-10Click the month field to select another month. Edit the other fields so the desired publication date and time is displayed.

MW-schedule-pub-11Then click OK. The Publish box will now show the scheduled time, however you are NOT done! Notice that the Publish button is now labeled Schedule. MW-schedule-pub-12

Press the Schedule button.

Now the Publish field will say “Scheduled for:” Inspect it carefully, only when it says “Scheduled for” and there is an Update button, are you all set to go.

You do not need to do any more. The post will be published at the set time. You do not need to have your computer on or be logged in to your Dashboard.

Using Open Live Writer

Prepare your post.

In the upper right note the field that says “Set post date”. MW-schedule-pub-05

MW-schedule-pub-02Click on the dropdown icon, ▼, and a little calendar window opens. Click on the desired date. You can change to the next month with the next icon, ►.

The selected date will show in the window along with the current time. Change the time by editing the hour and minute fields. If you are using AM/PM time be sure to also edit that field.MW-schedule-pub-04

Make sure that the date and time settings are as desired.

MW-schedule-pub-06Complete the post and click Publish in the ribbon.

That’s it. The post will be uploaded to your blogging service, like WordPress, but it will not be seen until the time you specified. At that time the publishing will be done by the blogging service. You do not need to have your computer on.


© 2016 Ludwig Keck


Author: Ludwig

Lending a helping hand where I can. . . My motto: If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well.

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