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    If I create an article with an earlier date (older than the current date), the draft is not available for scheduling.

    I want to be able to schedule items with a free date, even if it is older than the creation date of the draft.

    Thanks !

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  • Plugin Author David Aguilera


    If you set a date on a post, that post will be shown on said date in Nelio Content’s editorial calendar. But I’m afraid I don’t know what you mean… can you please further elaborate?

    Thanks for your reply David.

    – I write a post on 01/06/2019
    – I want to schedule it for the 01/07/09
    – but I want the date displayed to be 01/05/2019

    But if I create my post with the date 01/05/2019, I can not schedule it, the post is not available in the drafts list to schedule.


    Plugin Author David Aguilera


    I see. Well, I’m afraid that’s how WordPress works (our plugin doesn’t actually do anything with that—it simply relies on WordPress’ default behavior).

    Assuming today is July 1st, 2019.

    1. If I don’t specify a publication date, the post is either a Draft, Pending, or Published.
    2. If I set a publication date in the future (let’s say, July 15th, 2019), I’ll now be able to schedule the post (or keep it as a Draft). If I schedule it, then the post will be automatically published as soon as the specified date comes, moving the post from Scheduled to Published.
    3. If I set a publication date in the past (let’s say, March 1st, 2019), I can’t schedule the post, as the expected publication date is already in the past and, therefore, the only thing I can do is publish it now and display it as if it had been published on March 1st.

    You’re trying to combine the latest two options, but it’s not possible: the “publication date” and “schedule date” of a post is the same date, so it’s either in the future or it’s in the past, but it can’t be both.

    Thank you very much for these very clear explanations.

    But as I tested your plugin and it works very well, I will add 5 stars.


    Plugin Author David Aguilera


    Thanks Pierre, I really appreciate it 🙂

    Have a nice day!

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