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How to Schedule WordPress Posts to Publish in the Future Using Up Posts

Here is my new WordPress widget — Up Posts. Up Posts is a widget in your sidebar that allows you to display your upcoming posts to your readers. This will create anticipation. More importantly, the widget gets your reader to come back to your blog. Once you install the widget, here is how to use it. Or follow the instructions below:

Scheduling A Post

Do what you would normally do when written a post. Then, instead of saving it as a draft, or publishing it immediately, you simply hit the “Edit” button next to where it says “Publish immediately” and you will be presented with a simple dialogue that asks when you want the post to be published.

Up Posts

Change the date and time that you want your post to publish, click OK and the blue “Publish” button will become a “Schedule” button.

Schedule Posts

Now, go to your blog page to view your result. That was easy.

3 thoughts on “How to Schedule WordPress Posts to Publish in the Future Using Up Posts”

  1. Hey! I love your widget, but mine shows all of my scheduled posts instead of the next 2 like I want it to. I have put “2” into the appropriate box, but it still shows more than 2. How do I fix that? thanks!

    1. Thanks. Make sure that in the Post Status is Scheduled Posts Only, not Drafts or Both. And check your posts again to make sure the ones that you don’t want to display is either Draft or Pending Review.

      1. Mine matches exactly what you have there, and it still shows 4 posts. I’m ok with it showing 4 for now but I just don’t know why it’s still showing 4 and not 2. “Number of posts to display 2″ “Scheduled posts only” “Next post first”. Thanks for your help! I’m really excited about having this on my site!

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