If you are a blogger or into the blogging field, it’s essential to have a good content strategy. Writing and posting the content is fine, but if you want proper engagement and traffic on your website, you need to plan out a good content strategy. One of them is schedule WordPress posts on your WordPress blog/website.

You might have noticed that not all the famous bloggers publish their content aimlessly and randomly. They have a specific time and proper strategy while posting their content which gives them massive traffic and high engagement on their content.

If you are thinking for a long-term strategy for your blog content and learn how to schedule WordPress posts, this article is definitely for you. I will be sharing with you how to Schedule your WordPress posts without using any third party plugins on your website.

If you are a newbie to WordPress & Blogging, please check out these guides.

Why should you Schedule WordPress Posts?

There are multiple advantages of scheduling your WordPress posts, and we will be talking about some in this article.

1. To publish the content on a timely basis

If you publish your content daily at the same time, it will help your visitors to come back conventionally. Let’s say if you post your content daily at 7 AM, your visitors can enjoy reading your content with their morning tea.

Plus, it will create a positive impression on them about your timely content and will make them return again and again on your website.

2. If you are traveling and have no option to post content on your blog

You might want to go on a vacation and don’t want to take the stress of writing and publishing the contents on your blog while being on vacation. Also, it’s not mandatory that wherever you are going for vacation does have internet facilities.

Scheduling your WordPress posts can be a breath of sigh for you. You can write down and schedule your WordPress content for the days and time you won’t be available. The contents will be automatically posted on your website on the selected time and date.

3. To post your content and peak traffic time

There might be hours of the day when your website gets the highest traffic, and it might not always be possible to post the content on the peak time manually. Presenting your visitors with the latest contents when they land on your blog is a great way to engage them and convert them into a subscriber.

With Schedule WordPress posts option, you can write your blog content at any time and schedule them for the desired time.

4. You can stock up content for future

Even if you publish one or two content every day, you can stock up content for upcoming times. If you have scheduled posts on your WordPress blog, you don’t always need to worry about the content ideas and writing content.

You can plan out other options to increase the visibility of your blog such as Link building, and promoting your contents.

5. Take a break from Blogging

If you want to take a break from blogging and don’t want your blog to be affected from it, you can schedule WordPress posts so that your visitors will keep getting the fresh content whether you are active or not.

It will save you from losing your potential subscribers.

How to Schedule WordPress Posts?

You can schedule WordPress posts on your blog using the built-in feature of WordPress. You can use a third party plugin if you want some advanced features along with planning your posts.

However, if you just want to schedule your content to be published on a timely basis, you can use the WordPress built-in method.

Since I have no idea whether you are using Classic Editor or latest Gutenberg editor, I would show you steps to schedule your contents using both plugins.

1. Schedule WordPress Posts using Classic Editor

Please follow the below steps to plan your content on your blog using Classic Editor.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Posts > Add New

How to Schedule WordPress Posts

  • Write the title and your content. Once you are done writing the content, click on “Immediately” option beside the Publish as shown in the below screenshot.

Schedule WordPress Posts click on Edit

  • Select the date and time when you want to schedule your content to be published and click on OK

Schedule WordPress Posts

  • Click on Schedule.

Schedule WordPress Posts

Bingo, you have scheduled your content successfully to be published on your desired date and time automatically.

2. Schedule WordPress Posts using Gutenberg Editor

Please follow the below steps to schedule your content on your blog using the latest Gutenberg editor.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Posts > Add New

How to Schedule WordPress Posts

  • Write the content and once you are done writing and editing the content, click on Publish option as shown in below screenshot.

Schedule WordPress Posts

  • Select the date from the drop down and enter the desired time.

Schedule WordPress Posts

  • Click on Schedule

Schedule WordPress Posts

And your post is scheduled for the date and time you have selected. It will be automatically posted on your website on the selected date and time.

Note: If you are observing that the posts are being scheduled but not being posted on your desired time, then please check the Timezone you have selected. Change the timezone to your local timezone if you want to schedule your contents according to your local timezone.

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Madhav is a WordPress enthusiast and enjoys writing about WordPress, Blogging, SEO & Digital Marketing. Apart from work, Madhav loves cooking and always make sure that his friends & family are treated with best cuisines.

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