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Postponing posts (11 posts)

  1. Abominable
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I hope someone has time to look into my problem. Here it is.

    Im making a blog that will have hourly posts that will be posted every hour on the hour. now obviously I cannot be there to post every hour so is there a way to postpone all posts and save them for one to be posted every hour?

    So for example I would on day one make 24 posts and they would show up on every hour of day one. then on day two I could post 48 posts and it would spread throughout the next 2 days.

    Thanks for any help you can give me (links ect.)

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's all there - no links :)

    Write your post.
    On the right (in WP2.x) is 'Edit Timestamp'
    Click to open, check the box and then enter the date/time you want it to appear.

  3. Abominable
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the swift reply. but i was hoping that it would be easier then that. Say automatically it would save all posts and only release on to be posted every hour.

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How can it know when to post unless you tell it?
    It's not so much work is it?

  5. Abominable
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    well when you have to do it 24 times a day or more (say i wanted to post updates for the whole week) it's alot of finding the right time and keeping track of them

  6. Abominable
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i was hoping a system would override when posts are posted. allowing only one post an hour

  7. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i think you're looking for something that will write the post for you, save it, and puke it out on a schedule for you... when all you have to do is keep a little notebook beside you...

    write the post in the admin, and set the timestamp on the right hand side.

    on the notebook page, write the post title and the time you set it for. then do the same for the next 24 or 48 posts you write...

    i'm not sure how you can see using a little dropdown box before hitting "publish" is difficult.

  8. Abominable
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    well its not thats its difficult but what i want is to avoid having to to check off every single hour of every single day.

    I know it's nit-picking but i belive that having to timestamp every single post would double the time it would take. It is a luxury i'm looking for. I guess with free scripts like this beggers cant be choosers. thanks for the replys everyone

  9. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    it can't double the time.
    it's a dropdown.
    you click and select right before you hit "publish"
    TRUST US - it will always take you longer to write the post than it will to set the timestamp, unless you're writing one word posts.

  10. Abominable
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    they are very short posts yes. but say I want to stock my site with posts for the whole week. Im going to have to make sure that every post has the correct hour. that can be time consuming. If the script automatically held the posts until the next hour (and so on) i could just write a new post and click publish and be on to the next one

  11. marcrue
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There is a way to do it, but kind a hard:
    I used to schedule posts timestamp, to do that I create a xml with the posts, and I modify post date with PHP, then i use the import function in wordpress and voila! posts scheduled.

    I think the way you need it can be don, and if you have the post in xml, you can allways do a cronjob of import function.

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