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  • Resolved dbrentmiller

    (@dbrentmiller)


    Recently, I have had two scheduled posts fail to publish at the alloted time. I use Windows Live Writer to compose and publish. The WP Post showed all correct information, yet failed to publish. I had to republish without the “scheduled” time in order to publish the posts to public.

    Bugs? Windows Live Writer?

    Brent

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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    There are no known issues with post scheduling in WordPress core. How much traffic does your site get?

    Not that much, maybe an average of 50/day. I have had a higher views during this “non-publishing” period–about 200+. That is not much at all. I noticed that WP did not have an “AM” or “PM” in the time, where as Windows Live Writer does.

    Brent

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    WordPress uses a 24 hour clock to timestamp/schedule posts. Are you scheduling these posts via WordPress or via Windows Live Writer?

    Windows Live Writer. It has always worked before, although I do not use it frequently.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    What happens if you schedule a post via WordPress?

    I don’t know. I almost always use WLW to compose and publish. But still, it worked before.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Please try. Windows Live Writer is a 3rd party application and there is no guarantee that it will work 100% with all versions of WordPress.

    Okay. I’ll give it a try. I will publish a draft, and then go to WP to “schedule” it a few minutes later.

    If it works, it will publish at 7:40 EST–just a couple of minutes away.

    It published. So, it appears to be the Windows Live Writer application. Thanks for your help. Although I have to work around this one, it appears to be resolved. Would you agree?

    Edit: After the test published, I deleted it.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    I agree – this seems to be a Live Writer problem.

    Thank you for your prompt assistance. –Brent

    I have had this same problem since probably 3.0. It is sporadic, where some posts make it and some don’t. I have 3 subdomains with their own wordpress themes sharing the same database (this is continued from a long time ago – pre the networking wordpress instances, which I use for another batch of blogs). It is sporadic in all 3 blogs (though it seems like 1 will do much better for awhile, then it switches to another doing well…).

    WordPress knows it “missed the schedule” because it highlights all that have missed the schedule. There is a plugin that attempts to catch any in that state and then publish them. I think I will try that now. I figured if I just waited a couple versions the bugs would be worked out but that hasn’t worked.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-missed-schedule/

    I use almost no plugins. I do use: akismet and super cache.

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