How to Schedule Posts in the Future

Going off on holiday and want your website to continue to display new content at regular times? With WordPress, it’s quite simple to prepare new website content and then schedule those posts to be published in the future.

Once you have written your post and you are ready to publish it, open the settings sidebar in the editor and choose the Post or Page tab.

Find the “Publish” line and click on the word Immediately (or possibly the date) which shows beside it. 

Edit publish date to schedule a post in the future

You can choose the date (and even time) that you want the post to appear live on your site. 

Choose the date for your post to appear in the future

After you have set your date and clicked on OK, the blue Publish button will change to Schedule.  When you click on that Schedule button, your post is scheduled to appear on your chosen date. 

Schedule a post in the future

You can set up a whole series of posts, to appear each day, week or month and then go off on your holiday and relax!