WordPress helps you live longer

A Daylight Websites Post in WordPress, by Tim Twinam
The WordPress Schedule Feature

How to schedule a WordPress Post

If you’ve been following our series on WordPress, you will have already learned that this blog environment is far from being just a bloggers tool, it is a better mousetrap, it is easy to learn, it keeps the search engines busy (a very good thing) and … even helps you choose breakfast.

What you may not know is that WordPress has a feature that is guaranteed to extend your life!

» On the right-hand side of the ‘Add New Post’ screen lies the blue ‘Publish’ button that will simultaneously publish your new post and call the search engine spiders. It is the single most powerful mouse-click you can make in WordPress.

» Just above the ‘Publish’ button, note that the default setting is for WordPress to publish your post immediately.

» If you click the ‘Edit’ link alongside, you will see that a date and time can be entered. This can be set to any time in the future. It will instruct WordPress not to publish immediately, but to publish at the time that suits you.

» Once you change the date to the required date and time and confirm by clicking ‘OK’, the wording changes to ‘Schedule for:’ … and you can now continue to edit, add extra information, review tomorrow … or head to the airport.

» The blog post you have just edited will automatically publish at the date and time you specify. It’s magic and a much-overlooked feature of WordPress!

And just how will this help you live longer?

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