Schedule Posts in Bulk in WordPress: A Step-by-Step Guide

Schedule Posts in Bulk in WordPress: A Step-by-Step Guide

WordPress makes it easy for you to schedule and draft posts to publish later at a specific date and time. But what if you need to publish multiple articles at once or at regular intervals?

Luckily, WordPress has a solution for you. Using the methods we describe here you’d be able to schedule posts in bulk. Doing so would not only save time but streamline the publishing process.

Bulk Post Scheduling in WordPress: Step-by-Step

The best and easiest method to schedule bulk posts in WordPress is to use the Editorial Calendar plugin. It’s a free plugin with drag-and-drop interface that allows you to schedule posts with ease. You can schedule as many posts as you want.

What this plugin also does it adds a calendar to the left-hand side menu. You can open it and check the posts scheduled to be published in the near future.

To get started, you need to install and activate the Editorial Calendar plugin. Then follow these steps:
  • Navigate to Posts > Calendar
  • In the top-right corner of the screen, click on the ‘Show Unscheduled Draft’ button. It will reveal all the unscheduled drafts on your WordPress website
  • Now, grab any post you want to schedule and drop it onto any day in the calendar
  • By default, the post will be scheduled for posting on 9 AM for that day. To change that, hover the pointer over that day and click on Quick Edit
  • A popup will appear where you can set the time in the Time box. Set the time and click on Save
  • Repeat the process for as many posts as you want
You can also remove any post from the schedule by dragging it away from that date and into a new date in the Editorial Calendar or into the Unscheduled drafts sidebar. Or you can use the Delete link to remove the post altogether if you do not want to publish it. But please note that it will send the post to the Trash folder.

Bulk Schedule New Drafts with Editorial Calendar

Not only the posts on your WordPress, you can also bulk schedule future blog posts with the Editorial Calendar plugin.

This way, you can manage the content workflow and brainstorm content ideas. Websites with multiple authors will find this way of organizing posts extremely handy.

In the Editorial Calendar, all you need to do is hover over a date and click on the ‘New Post’ link. In the popup page, provide the title, content (you can leave it blank for now), time, and status. It is now schedule for that particular date. You can assign this post to an author, get the article saved in draft, and it will be posted automatically on that said date by WordPress. As you can see, it easily streamlines the process.

So that’s how you schedule posts in bulk in WordPress.
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