It can be devastating to your blog’s rankings and readership if you do not post to your blog on a regular schedule.
However, life happens. Illness, vacations, writer’s blog or even internet or electricity outages can mean that you can not post on a regular schedule.
There’s one great and easy way to continue your blog’s posting schedule, keeping your readers happy – writing posts in advance with WordPress, especially if you know that you’ll be away from your computer for a few days – Edit timestamp!
- Look on the lower right-hand side of the ‘Write post’ page and find the “Post Timestamp” box.
- Check the box for “Edit timestamp” after expanding it (if applicable) and then change the date and time to when you want your post published.
- “Save and Continue Editing” your post, to save the settings.
- Finish writing your post and publish as usual.
The post will appear on your blog on the date and time you specify.
Full disclosure: I wrote this post on November 12, 2007 for publishing on December 26, 2007! 😎
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