How to Schedule Actions on Your WordPress Posts

Ever wanted to automatically perform certain actions on your WordPress posts after they have been published? Like closing comments, setting sticky post, or deleting post at a specific time? By default you can only schedule your WordPress posts, but what if we told you that… Read More »

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Ever wanted to automatically perform certain actions on your WordPress posts after they have been published? Like closing comments, setting sticky post, or deleting post at a specific time? By default you can only schedule your WordPress posts, but what if we told you that you can schedule many more actions? In this article, we will show you how to schedule actions on your WordPress posts.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Scheduled Content Actions plugin. Upon activation, simply create a new post or edit an existing one. On the post edit screen, you will find the ‘Scheduled Post Actions’ meta box at the bottom of the page.

Scheduled post actions meta box

All you need to do is choose an action you want to perform from the drop down menu and set the date and time.

Lastly, click on the save button to add the action. You can add as many actions as you want, and you can also remove an action at any time you want.

Scheduling, editing, and removing post actions

The plugin works with posts, pages, and any custom post types you may have. Here is the list the actions you can schedule:

  • Stick Post
  • Unstick Post
  • Private Post
  • Draft Post
  • Trash Post
  • Delete Post
  • Open Comments
  • Close Comments
  • Change Title
  • Add Term
  • Delete Term
  • Add Meta
  • Update Meta
  • Delete Meta

We hope this article helped you learn how to schedule actions on your WordPress posts. You may also want to take a look at this tutorial on how to automate WordPress and social media with IFTTT.

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