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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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  • This is so much fun 🙂

    With every new WordPress release, a new thread about Missed Schedule appears and mentions my plugin.

    It was about time they fixed it but … whatever.
    Anyways, glad it works and you’re all welcome.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy [Less Buggy] New Year!

    I now have this problem as well – which is so not cool since I have a scheduled for post for every day until December 24th. It’s supposed to publish on a specific date but now it’s not! I’m going to try that plugin (thanks for the info) but I really wish I didn’t have to ADD something else to WP just to make it work like it’s SUPPOSED TO!

    I hope the lovely WP developers are busy working on a bug fix that will be released soon? *charming grin*

    Don’t bet on it.
    This bug has been there since WP2.7. That’s when I started using WordPress.

    This bug has been there since WP2.7. That’s when I started using WordPress.

    I didn’t had any troubles until 2.9
    And about your plugin, when I run it, it gives me problems, a “fatal error” in other plugin named Popularity Contest.


    I’ve had the plugin up since Feb. 20th 2009. Less than 1% downloaders have had problems with it. And never with it but with other plugins that crumble.

    Try changing the 0 priority filter to 11 and see if it works.

    Found a solution through this link here and has been working fine for me. No need of plugins. ;]

    I think the slow system caused my problem. It turns out that the YARPP plugin was causing a time out error with 2.9. YARPP has fixed that problem so my response time is back to normal.

    I am very unhappy camper right now. All my scheduled posts just “missed schedule.”


    WordPress, please get this fixed ASAP!

    And, before anyone asks:

    No, I have not switched servers.
    No, I did not change any settings anywhere.

    Just upgraded to WP 2.9, dutifully.

    And, there you go. Every scheduled post is now “missed schedule.”


    And, one more thing…

    No, this has never happened to me before, with any previous WP installation.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    ptmccain – List your plugins please?

    IIRC, every upgrade since 2.6 has had weird effects on the scheduled posts… Not everyone has this problem, mind.

    I’ve not changed/added any plugins since the WP 2.9 upgrade.

    Here is what I’ve got installed: Akismet

    Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need a API key to use it. You can review the spam it catches under “Comments.” To show off your Akismet stats just put <?php akismet_counter(); ?> in your template. See also: WP Stats plugin.

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    Version 2.2.7 | By Matt Mullenweg | Visit plugin site
    FD Feedburner Plugin

    Redirects all feeds to a Feedburner feed

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    Version 1.41 | By John Watson | Visit plugin site
    Google Analyticator

    Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google’s Analytics. After enabling this plugin visit the settings page and enter your Google Analytics’ UID and enable logging.

    Settings | Deactivate | Edit
    Version 6.0.2 | By Ronald Heft | Visit plugin site | FAQ | Support | Donate
    Google Custom Search Plugin

    Integrate Google Custom Search into WordPress

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    Transform Bible references into links to the full text of the verse.

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    Let your visitors share a post/page with others. Supports e-mail and posting to social bookmarking sites. Configuration options are here. Questions on configuration, etc.? Make sure to read the README.

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    SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam

    Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress on the comment form, registration form, login, or all. This prevents spam from automated bots. Also is WPMU and BuddyPress compatible. Settings | Donate

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    Version 2.2.6 | By Mike Challis | Visit plugin site
    Smart Youtube

    Insert YouTube videos in posts, comments and RSS feeds with ease and full customization.

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    Subscribe Remind

    Give your readers a little reminder to subscribe to your blog’s feed at the end of each post.

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    Version 1.2 | By Trevor Fitzgerald | Visit plugin site
    Subscribe To Comments

    Allows readers to receive notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry. Based on version 1 from Scriptygoddess

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    Version 2.1.2 | By Mark Jaquith | Visit plugin site
    Tweet This

    Adds a “Tweet This Post” link to every post and page. Shortens URLs. Can automatically tweet new and scheduled blog posts. Highly customizable.

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    Version 1.6.1 | By Richard X. Thripp | Visit plugin site
    Twitter for WordPress

    Displays your public Twitter messages for all to read. Based on Pownce for WordPress by Cavemonkey50.

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    WP Greet Box

    Show a different message to your visitor depending on which site they are coming from. For example, you can ask Digg visitors to Digg your post, Google visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed, and more! Best of all, this plugin is compatible with various WordPress cache plugins.

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    Version 5.5.5 | By Thaya Kareeson | Visit plugin site
    WP Super Cache

    Very fast caching plugin for WordPress.

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    Easily add YouTube videos to posts using valid xhtml markup.

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    Well, scanning the various topics, it doesn’t take long to realize that WP 2.9 has really screwed up a lot of blog sites.

    WordPress, if you are listening:

    (1) How could you release an upgrade that is obviously this problem-filled?

    (2) This is is a great way to lose supporters.

    The scheduling of posts is essential for my blog and losing that functionality is a huge issue.

    Get this fixed, pleased, ASAP. And maybe next time don’t release something unless it is really working well.

    Well, I deactivated ever one of my plugins and…no dice. Missed schedule still a problem.

    Nice. Very nice.

    So, how long before I can expect WordPress to fix this issue?

    Yes, I am very upset. I live and die by scheduled posts on my blog.

    How can I downgrade my installation?

    WordPress, if you are listening:

    (1) How could you release an upgrade that is obviously this problem-filled?

    I don’t represent WordPress in any way, but I agree with you on that point. There were many known bugs (other than this) at release time.

    Here’s the bottom line for this bug: We need a volunteer who can show us what’s happening in the wild, and offer their expertise or offer access to their server so that an expert can debug the scheduling system when it’s broken.

    Some discussion started at and there are some theories and speculation, but it looks like none of the devs could reproduce this bug on their own servers.

    I am qualified to debug most PHP issues, so anyone willing to let me run some test cases can drop a message at

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