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Schedule Posts Not Working in 2.5

  • I upgraded to 2.5 – everything went well, except for two of my most favorite plug-ins crapping out (Image Manager and PodPress). however, I noticed this morning that the publish date and time is not working correctly.

    When I click the edit button and change the time, then click save or publish, the post gets published at the current date and time and not in the future.

    I have disabled all plug-ins and it still does not work.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as being able to properly schedule a post is vital for my website.

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  • I’m having the same problem as everyone stated above… it doesn’t seem to publish everything that is scheduled and I have to go in there manually again to re-schedule it – sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

    This is absolutely vital and we all seem to be craving a fix! What’s the status on it?

    Any ideas?

    I have the same problem please let me know if anyone has find a fix!

    Hello again,
    does anyone know if this was fixed in 2.6?

    I just upgraded to 2.6 because of this issue, but it’s not fixed. I watched the publish time countdown for a few minutes (refreshing the manage posts page) until it said “1 min from now” and then it stayed that way for a few minutes and never fired… Now it’s counting back up!

    One possible reason of non-working scheduled posting is HTTP protection.
    I have explained it in detail here:


    Regards everyone


    Any news on this, all my writers are complaining like crazy, it is rendering my blog useless.

    No one is using HTTP protection and it only occurs on say 50% of scheduled stories.


    where are the developers??? I started a new blog in wordpress because everyone told me how good it is, but it’s useless to me if i can’t schedule in advance. it took ages for blogger to introduce it but it works seamlessly in blogger and saves a lot of time and hassle.

    i can’t believe there isn’t more discussion on this essential fault.

    i am going to report this in the report a site bug section

    I’ve same problem with 2.6 version.

    I got fed up with this not working in 2.5 and 2.6. So I wrote a very simple command line script that runs every 10 mins and publishes scheduled posts. Simple, and it works a treat:

    The script says this:

    mysql --user=DBUSERNAME --pass=DBPASSWORD DBNAME < publish_posts.sql >> publish_posts.log

    Obviously replace the capitalised bits with the appropriate values from your wp-config.php.

    The file “publish_posts.sql” says this:

    update wp_posts
    set post_status='publish'
    where post_status='future' and
    post_date <= now()

    Probably won’t go down well with the purists, but it works for me!

    anyone else have any ideas? I’m not really sure I want to play with the sql files

    bumping for the developers as this is critical

    bumping for help with this bug

    Same problem here. Scheduled posts worked fine before, but now with the latest WordPress version it doesn’t work.

    I’ve tried to schedule a post 2 minutes ahead, and it never appears.

    that would be a lot more useful if it was in english

    does anyone have an easy fix or can someone from the wp development team advise us when this will be sorted?

    As an update someone said they thought the problem only occurred if you try to schedule up to an hour in advance, however I have trialled this with posts that are scheduled only minutes away and posts that are scheduled several days away. None of them work

    I just checked one that was scheduled 2 days ago.

    It now says
    3 hours ago xxxxx Unpublished

    Very frustrating

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