If you own or write for a blog, you might have discovered and probably even used the WordPress scheduling feature. Although it is a great way to prepare your posts ahead and have them published at a certain time, it lacks somewhat in the overview what post is scheduled for what time. This is exactly the place where a WordPress scheduling plugin comes into the game.
Why to schedule WordPress posts?
It might be that you want to go for a vacation, enjoy a long weekend, going for a seminar or probably you have your own product launch coming up. This means you just don’t find the time to post as regularly as you would need to and as your readers are used to. It is good to plan ahead for this period of time, get your posts ready and put them on schedule for later publishing.
Why shall I post while I am away?
Probably you think that it is ok to just not post for a couple of days while you are away and get your next post published as soon as you are back. But let me tell you, that regular publication is one of the major keys to success for an online business. Just recently I read that according to a study the statistics show that a business which publishes new content at least 20 times a month receives 5 times more traffic than a business with less than 4 updates.
Why a WordPress scheduling plugin?
Especially if you are preparing more than a few posts at once to publish on a later date, you will find that getting and overview on when your posts are scheduled is not really comfortable. Also you need to edit every single post in the case you want to re-schedule something.
But then I came recently across a WordPress plugin called Editorial Calendar, as I read a post about the Top 60 WordPress Plugins of 2014. This plugin offers exactly what I was looking for. It shows all scheduled posts in a calendar overview and changes on post dates can be easily done by dragging and dropping.
The WordPress scheduling plugin Editorial Calendar is available for free in the WordPress plugin directory.
Are you planning your posts in advance and make use of the WordPress scheduling feature? Let me know in the comments and if you liked this post, please share it with your friends.