WordPress has a really cool (hidden) feature that you can use for planning (program) publishing articles on your WordPress blog. This is a very useful feature that many beginner bloggers don't know.
In this article, we will show you how to schedule and automate the publication of your articles on WordPress.
But, if you've never installed WordPress discover How to Install a WordPress Blog in 7 Steps et How to search, install and activate a WordPress theme on your blog
But back to why we are here.
Why plan to publish articles?
In a specific day at a specific time each website reaches its highest peak in number of visitors. But, if you live in a time zone other than that of your readers, then this can become an issue.
Imagine that the hour when you reach the peak of the number of visitors is 3 am; at the moment you agree with me that planning the publication of your posts becomes imperative.
Another situation: is if you are going on vacation, and you do not want abandon your blog.
Also read our 10 WordPress plugins to create forms on your blog
How to overcome this difficulty?
It's simple: schedule the publication of your articles in advance. This feature allows you to continue blogging and generate income even when you are not around. You can prepare them a week or months in advance and WordPress will take care of the rest.
How to plan a Post in WordPress?
Once you have written your article, before you publish it, look at the option just above the button Publish which reads "Publish now".
Follow the steps above and you can then program your articles in WordPress.
Some users prefer a fairly reasonable time. So if you're writing an article at 19:30 PM, schedule it for your users to read in the morning while having their coffee. Your visitors, as well as the search engines, must predict the time when your next article will be published.
Read also our article on How to plan actions on articles in your WordPress blog
In our case, we have a hundred articles programmed. And a new article is published every day at 2 a.m. and the newsletter is sent out every day at 5 a.m. So plan ahead and you will have more time to devote to other tasks.
It should be noted that the images above belong to the classic WordPress editor. The process is pretty much the same with the Gutenberg editor. Only the layout has changed.
1. Go to the Document tab
2. Select the planning date of the item.
3. Click on planning
Discover also some themes and premium WordPress plugins
You can use other WordPress plugins to give a modern appearance and to optimize the handling of your blog or website.
We offer you here some premium WordPress plugins that will help you do that.
1. Yellow Pencil: Visual CSS Style Editor
This premium WordPress plugin will create CSS styles in background while you play with the colors as if it were a game. It was designed for beginners as well as experienced users.
No coding knowledge is required. However, the WordPress plugin has a good CSS editor for those who like to code. You can code live with this editor and customize your CSS.
In its settings section, you can define general parameters such as the name of the form, CSS style, the results display model, of WooCommerce products, the type of post you want to include in search results and more. It's a perfect plugin for any ad website.
3. Multi Comments
Multi Comments is a simple and lightweight premium WordPress plugin that offers the ability to display Facebook, Google+, WordPress and Disqus comments directly on your blog. This plugin effectively replaces the default WordPress commenting system with beautiful switchable comment sections.
This plugin offers as features: a premium version with the VK comment system, responsive design, compatibility with the majority of recent browsers, 4 comment options through Facebook, Google+, WordPress and Disqus, quick and easy installation and much more.
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Here ! That's it for this article. We hope this article helps you plan for posting articles to your WordPress blog. Do not hesitate to share with your friends on your favorite social networks.
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