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How To Unschedule A Post? (3 posts)

  1. obsessedwithfilm
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have scheduled a post for tomorrow, but would now like to have it go back to being "unscheduled" so that, in the future, I can simply press "Publish" and it goes live immediately (as normal).

    However I can't find any way in the user interface to do this? I can edit the scheduled post date, but there is no way to simply unset it? This seems a bit restrictive? Is there a function/hook I can run to clear the scheduled post date and have it revert to "immediately"?

  2. Phil
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Mark status as 'draft'.

  3. obsessedwithfilm
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Setting a post back to the draft doesn't get rid of the date though.

    Yes, it won't "publish", but it doesn't unset the date.

    If an editor in the future went back into the draft and pressed publish... it would in fact get published X days/weeks in the past (unless they were to notice the date has been previously set, but it doesn't seem ideal to rely on this).

    I'm just wanting to revert back to the pre-scheduling functionality of having a draft be published "immediately" without having to worry about an editor recognising the fact they need to manual reset a date.

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