Scheduled Post Trigger

Description

When a visitor loads your site, this lightweight script checks to see if any scheduled posts have been missed. If so, it publishes them immediately.

Installation

  1. Go to Plugins, Add New, Upload Plugin.
  2. Upload the ZIP file.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

NOTE: Make sure that your timezone is set correctly in Settings->General.

FAQ

How often does it check missed posts?

Every time someone loads your your home page or a single post/article.

I’ve activated the plugin-and the posts are not publishing

Make sure your time zone is set correctly. Make sure there are no plugin conflicts by turning off your other plugins, one by one. Especially caching plugins.

The plugin is giving the site a memory error or white screen

If your database has a significant number of scheduled posts (over 10k) or you have heavy traffic, then you might not have enough memory allocated to WordPress. You can try adding this line in your wp_config.php file:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M');

If you’re still having memory problems, then talk to your web host about your root problem: the built-in WordPress Cron Scheduler is not publishing your scheduled posts.

Reviews

November 30, 2019
I have used this plugin for a couple of years without any issues. Without it, WordPress misses posts all the time. I don't understand why this functionality isn't built into WordPress, but I am thankful for the developer.
November 9, 2019
I was recently having some issues with the plugin and it's effectiveness with my site. Got a hold of the creator Jennifer Moss and she worked closely with me to get it handled right away. Really above and beyond. Thanks again Jennifer! The plugin is working fine and no longer causing any problems with my site.
October 17, 2018
Have numerous scheduled posts on 50 wordpress websites that continue to say scheduled and nothing can be done to change their status. I've contacted technical support but but but.
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Contributors & Developers

“Scheduled Post Trigger” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

3.0

Optimizes database call to use index. Will check post type=post, page, and any custom post types like portfolio, recipe, testimonial, etc.

2.21

Fixes bug in date/time algorithm.

2.2

Reduces database interaction by limiting the call to home page and blog post headers only.

2.1

Reverting code to match 1.8 until we can do further testing.

2.0

Makes significant change to plugin so it only checks once per visitor, per session instead of each page load. Less taxing on database.

1.8

Tightened up code. Will not go into the publish loop unless there is a missed post.

1.7

Small change to integrate with WP posting function.

1.0

  • Initial release