How To Resolve Missed Schedule Issue In WordPress
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We all know WordPress has some great features to make our lives easier, and one of those features include scheduled posting. Scheduled posting is for posts that we want to publish later at odd times.
We set a particular time and date for these posts to be published without our interference. We can have our quality time while WordPress does the publishing for us.
However, we understand how frustrating it can be when your post misses the schedule and that is why we are here. In this tutorial, we will understand why does a post misses the schedule and how you can resolve this issue.
Why does WordPress miss scheduled posts?
There can be several reasons for WordPress to miss a scheduled post but the one most common reason is that it fails a Cron Job. The scheduled tasks which are meant to be performed without your intervention are called Cron Jobs.
Cron jobs are not linked with time but instead, a page load or a visit on your website triggers them to be done. In other words, if you have scheduled your post to be published at 12 pm and nobody visits your site at that moment then your scheduled post will not be published.
How To Stop Missing Scheduled Posts In WordPress
There are different plugins that can help WordPress to never miss a scheduled post. Let’s move ahead and understand how these plugins work.
WP Missed Schedule is a WordPress plugin that does not need to be triggered by the page load or traffic but instead, reviews and publishes any missed posts every 15 minutes.
Then download the plugin file to your system by clicking on Download Zip below.