Scheduling Articles & PDFs to Publish in the Future

Scheduling Articles & PDFs to Publish in the Future
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One of the many benefits of using Our-Hometown’s WordPress Platform is that newspapers can schedule Articles and PDFs to publish at any time in the future. There is never any need to wake up early and manually update your website with the day’s new content. Instead, your staff can prepare an entire edition’s worth of stories and PDFs throughout the week and schedule them to go live at a specific time on print day.

Scheduling an Article or PDF to publish is easy, and is accomplished via the “Publish” box that appears when editing any page, article, or PDF. While the specifics of creating an article and PDF may vary, the scheduling process is identical.

On the Document tab found on the right side of the page, under the Status & Visibility section, you’ll see that all articles and PDFs have their Visibility set to “Public” and their Publish setting set to “Immediately” by default. This, of course, means that your content will immediately go live upon clicking the Publish button.

You won’t often want to change the Visibility, but changing the Publish setting is extremely useful and can be a critical component of streamlining your publishing process, especially when used in tandem with our Reverse Publishing Suite.

Clicking the hyperlinked word “Immediately“will open a calendar box prompting you to enter a date and time for the content to go live.

While the obvious reason to use this feature is to prepare and schedule an edition to go live ahead of time, there are several additional situations where this can come in handy. For example, you may have a single article that contains sensitive information that needs to be embargoed until a certain day or time that doesn’t quite fit in with your regular publishing schedule. Another possibility would be scheduling a holiday-themed special section to publish over a holiday weekend when your office won’t be staffed.

If you have any questions about scheduling Articles or PDFs for publish, please e-mail our support team at and we’ll get back to you with more information!

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