Post scheduling

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  • #195054

    I scheduled a post to appear at 00 UTC 1 March. When I checked about a half-hour early, it was already there. I changed the status to Draft to hide it, which worked. All too well. I changed the status to Published to put it back into Scheduled, but it’s now well past time, and it persists in remaining Scheduled. How do I get it to show up?

    Good thing it’s my first post, but I really shouldn’t have named it “The Post No One will See.”

    #195207

    Wait, I think I know what I’m misunderstanding.

    I realize that the timestamp is *stored* in UTC.
    Is the timestamp *displayed* adjusted for your timezone? Even on the Edit Post form?

    #195216

    tellyworth
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    The times on the edit post tab are adjusted for your time zone. Assuming you’ve correctly set the time zone on your Options/General tab, if you want the post to go live at 9am in your local time zone, set it to 9am on the edit post tab.

    #195218

    Got it.
    What threw me off was that changing my timezone does not change the timestamp.

    I should have realized that since I was editing a future post, the timestamp should show when I want it to publish (local time), not when the system thinks I’ve told it to publish. Once I had the right timezone, and left things alone, my post published on time.

    Thanks, tellyworth!

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