WordPress Missed Scheduled Posts Publisher by WPBeginner
Are you seeing a “missed schedule” error on your scheduled posts?
This plugin does one thing and does it well: it fixes the missed schedule error and triggers your scheduled posts to publish on time. We’ve developed this post scheduler plugin with performance in mind, so it won’t affect the speed or performance of your website.
What Causes the Missed Schedule Error?
Having trouble with WordPress scheduled posts not publishing?
That’s because scheduled posts are triggered to publish by something called “WordPress cron jobs”. Cron is a technical term for commands that run on a scheduled time, like your scheduled posts in WordPress.
Technically, a real cron job will run at the server level. But because WordPress doesn’t have access to that level, it runs a simulated cron.
These simulated cron jobs, like scheduled posts, are supposed to be triggered whenever a person or bot visits your site. But because it’s not a real cron job, sometimes it causes a missed schedule error.
How to Fix the Missed Schedule Error in WordPress
Every fifteen minutes this post scheduler plugin checks for posts that have the missed schedule error, and will automatically publish them for you.
Multiple techniques for checking your site’s missed posts are used to make sure a scheduled post is not missed.
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- Install Missed Scheduled Posts Publisher by uploading the
missed-scheduled-posts-publisherdirectory to the
/wp-content/plugins/directory. (See instructions on how to install a WordPress plugin.)
- Activate Missed Scheduled Posts Publisher through the
Pluginsmenu in WordPress.
My scheduled post was published late, why?
To avoid impacting the performance of your WordPress site, the Missed Scheduled Posts Publisher plugin checks for scheduled posts once every fifteen minutes. This is important because faster sites tend to rank higher in search results and get more traffic and conversions.
I’ve enabled this on my site, why can’t I see it in the admin?
Missed Scheduled Posts Publisher is a set-and-forget plugin. There are no settings, since your site’s scheduled posts will automatically be checked when the plugin is installed and activated.
Contributors & Developers
“Missed Scheduled Posts Publisher by WPBeginner” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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Interested in development?
- Improvement: Add a new filter
wpb_missed_scheduled_posts_publisher_frequencyto allows developers to change the frequency of the plugin checks.
- Test: Add PHP unit tests for the
- Docs: Add new documentation for the plugin release process.
- Miscs: Update the plugin package name and description in composer.json.
- Initial plugin release.