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  • All my scheduled posts are appearing as “missed” on my blog.
    I’ve seen this before where the DNS on my server failed to point back at me, however the only thing which has changed is the upgrade to 2.9
    Anyone else having the same issue since upgrading?
    Or is this a tedious job of eliminating the plugins, even though standard publish right now posts work fine?

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  • I’m having the same problem and it also started with 2.9. My scheduled post was missed and re-scheduling won’t get it to publish.

    Me too. I use scheduling very often and I’ve had no problem with it. Until upgrading wordpress to 2.9.

    Me three…Cannot schedule posts and this is bad as 90% of my posting is done via scheduling. Anyway to roll back?

    I have seen “Missed” before, but it seems more frequent with WordPress 2.9.
    My workaround with missed posts is to change their status to “Published” through the main “Edit Posts” page. I didn’t manage to publish them through the single post page.

    Yup, same here. And posting is screwed up as well.

    Finally recreated the post and published. Any editing or publishing is painfully slow however. Seems to be just the post page. Other dashboard pages are fine. Keep getting errors including ‘mysql has gone away’. Hoping there is a 2.9.1 soon!

    Someone has made a PLUG in the will catch any post that was scheduled and then missed, check it out at

    I have verified it is working in 2.9. This is good to have because even when the scheduled post is working it would still miss one now and again.

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    Managed to replicate on my more lightweight blog. About to turn off all the plugins to see if that helps. Although noticing a rather slow all round wp-admin since 2.9

    Same thing here. Since I only have a few scheduled posts, it’s not earth-shattering, but definitely VERY inconvenient.

    Other problem is that I couldn’t change the status of the post to “published” in the main “edit” area after seeing the missed post error. The only way to do it is to hit “quick edit” and select “published” as status from there. Odd…

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    Disabling all plugins on a default theme still didn’t work.
    Am using the Scheduled M.I.A.s plugin as suggested by @bkushner as a fail safe.

    Lots of hair pulling here, one blog is publishing the posts fine, another isn’t (two different hosts)–they’re getting marked as “missed schedule”. I’ve tried uploading wp-cron.php and cron.php from the previous wp 2.8-x version (where it worked just fine) and no-go.

    Disabling plugins didn’t help.

    Now off to go install yet another plugin (listed above) to see if that helps.

    I’m having the same problem. Disabling plugins doesn’t help. I depend on the scheduling of posts. This only happened after updating to 2.9.

    The plugin above solved my problem, thanks for sharing that bkushner!

    Your welcome Terry. I post 90% scheduled, 10-20 a day and that plug in has been dead on. Thanks to the developer.

    Adding to the list of those experiencing this problem, and another one who relies on being able to schedule posts, for all sorts of reasons. I have been trying to reduce my dependency on plugins, but it looks like another is added to the mix now – thanks for sharing it bkushner.

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