The following post was inspired by a question that came up in a Facebook group for entrepreneurs.
It’s easy to take for granted that a business owner knows how to run the back end of their website and blog, but truth is that just because someone is skilled in one area doesn’t mean that they are skilled in EVERY area.
So… on with the tutorial.
You and Your Blog
It seems like everybody has a blog on their website now, doesn’t it?
If you have a self-hosted website for your freelance writing business, then you most likely will be running WordPress to create your pages and blog.
WordPress is relatively intuitive for the most part, but it’s easy to miss how to do scheduling if no one points it out to you. WordPress.org does have a great support and FAQs section, but I felt like doing my own tutorial too. (I may even do a video – GASP!)
Here’s what I made for the person I was helping on Facebook:
1. CLICK EDIT
On the far right side of the screen, there is a box with the word “Publish” at the top… you have to click “Edit” to change from publishing something immediately to having it be scheduled instead.
2. CHANGE THE DATE AND TIME
Once you’ve clicked “Edit” you will need to put in the date and time that you want the post to publish.
3. CHECK YOUR INFO BEFORE CLICKING “OK”
Here is what it looks like after you change the information but before you click “OK.”
4. CLICK “OK” TO SET IT FROM “PUBLISH” TO “SCHEDULE”
This is what it looks like after you click “OK” but before you click “Schedule.”
5. CLICK “SCHEDULE”
You just need to click Schedule once you are ready and it will be in your post list in the date order of when it is scheduled for. Easy peasy!
I hope this tutorial helped you or someone you know. ^_^