WP Scheduled Posts Review: A Better Way to Schedule Content
Managing the editorial calendar for a busy blog can be tough. How do you make sure each post is set to go out on the right day at the right time? How do you keep track of what’s upcoming?
Want to learn more? Keep reading for our hands-on WP Scheduled Posts review.
Also, if you like what you see, you should know that WP Scheduled Posts is going live on AppSumo for a limited time. What does that mean for you? You can get lifetime access for 5 sites for just $39 (or you can buy multiple codes, going up to $117 for lifetime access for unlimited sites).
WP Scheduled Posts Review: The Feature List
The core benefit of WP Scheduled Posts is that it lets you manage pretty much your entire editorial strategy from a single, well-designed calendar dashboard.
In the calendar, you can use drag-and-drop to rearrange posts and quickly edit/create content without leaving the calendar. You can do this for blog posts, as well as any other post type on your site.
You can also set up your own manual posting schedule or let WP Scheduled Posts automatically suggest a schedule based on some basic parameters.
If you have a low-traffic site, WP Scheduled Posts can also set things up to make sure you don’t miss a scheduled post date (because by default, WP Cron requires a person to visit your site before it will trigger a scheduled post).
Finally, you can also automatically share new posts on Facebook and/or Twitter as soon as they go live.
Let’s check it out…
Hands-On With WP Scheduled Posts
Now that you know what the plugin does, let’s go hands-on and I’ll take you through the WP Scheduled Posts interface.
Convenient Setup Wizard
As soon as you install and activate the plugin, WP Scheduled Posts launches you into a setup wizard.
This wizard is a nice touch as it helps you get quickly up and running with basic settings for your site:
Another nice choice you get here is which users are allowed to access WP Scheduled Posts. For example, you might want to give your editors access to the editorial calendar features:
On the calendar page, you’ll see:
- A list of unscheduled posts on the left. These are drafts you’ve saved that don’t have a date, yet.
- A calendar that displays all of your past and upcoming content for the month.
If you want access to the auto scheduler, the missed schedule tool, custom post type support, and social media autoposting, you’ll need to go Pro. Here are the normal Pro prices:
- 1 site – $39
- 5 sites – $59
- 25 sites – $149
- 100 sites – $299
All those plans come with one year of support and updates, as well as a 25% renewal discount.
But remember – right now WP Scheduled Posts is live on AppSumo, so you can grab it starting at $39 for lifetime access on up to 5 sites.
Final Thoughts on WP Scheduled Posts
WP Scheduled Posts definitely provides a convenient way to manage your editorial calendar, especially if you’ve got a busy blog with multiple posts going out each week.
It’s also nice to have such detailed control over your schedule, with the convenient schedule suggestions in the WordPress editor.
The addition of the social media auto-posting tool is also quite nice, and I’d love to see this tool mature so that you can automatically schedule multiple posts on social media.
Finally, the custom post type support is awesome for custom WordPress sites, because it offers so many use cases. For example, if you’ve created an event listing site with an “Event” custom post type, you could use WP Scheduled Posts to help you make sure each event goes live at the right time.
With a generous free version and a great AppSumo deal going on, this is definitely one to check out: