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.

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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.


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© 2016 Ludwig Keck

Adding a badge

Adding the Monday Window badge to your post

As is true for so much in the computer world, there is more than one way of doing most any job. That applies as well to adding the Monday Window badge to a blog post.

The badge consists of an image that has a hyperlink attached. The image is available online at the Monday Window blog site, so there is no need to download the picture and then upload it to your own Media Library.

add-badge-11The posts here on the Monday Window site all include the linked badge. When you move the pointer to the badge image you can see the web address that it links to in the lower left of the browser window.

The quick way of copying and inserting the badge

    • Open this or another Monday Window post in another tab of your browser.

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  • Scroll down to the badge.
  • Move the pointer to the left of the badge.
  • Press down the left mouse key and move the pointer across the badge to the right. Release the mouse button. The badge will be “highlighted” as you can see in the illustration here.
  • Do a copy operation, hold down the Ctrl key and press C. The badge is now on your (hidden) clipboard.
  • In your post move the cursor to the location where you wish to insert the badge.
  • Do a paste operation, hold down the Ctrl key and press V. That’s it. The badge is in your post. You can move it around. as you would any other image.

The expert way of adding the Monday Window badge

The “expert” way of adding the Monday Window badge is to add a little bit of HTML code.  This is the code, copy it and save it in a text file and insert it into your post using Text mode:

[ code ]
<a href="https://mondaywindow.wordpress.com/">
<img src="https://mondaywindow.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/mondaywindow-n-300.jpg"/></a>
[ /code ]

 

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