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  • I have some posts that can’t be public until a certain deadline.
    Also I have subscribers (via Jetpack) and I don’t want to push an email until it’s time.

    I have been keeping posts private while I get them just right.
    But I can’t see how to say “make this post public at date/time”
    And I won’t always be around right on deadline (which can vary a bit)

    Would I be just as safe developing my post as Public (publish july 8, 2025)
    and then just changing the date closer when I am ready?

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  • Moderator Steve Stern (sterndata)


    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer


    But why not keep them as drafts? That’s what draft status is for.

    Thread Starter trbhicks


    I think you’re right. Two things deterred me recently:

    (1) several articles that got deep into Public/Private without ever mentioning Draft, so I forgot about it.

    (2) not trusting myself to hit “Save Draft” instead of “Publish” out of habit

    I suppose I can protect myself from #2 by setting a future publish date.


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