Scheduling – What time zone?

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    I’ve just tried scheduling a post for a future date but when I checked up (5 min’s after it was due to be sent) it was not there. I live in Australia. Does the schedule post work for one of the American time zones which are behind Australia? Many thanks in advance!

    The blog I need help with is



    It works for your time zone – BUT the Post is not Posted until someone visits your site – at that point the Post is published and the time date set to the scheduled time.

    Before you raise a ruckus – until someone visits your site nobody really cares if the Post is published or not – this saves a bunch of CPU time and saves money and server resources –


    I’m not too sure about your theory. I went and accessed my site externally via someone else’s computer. Nothing happened. This morning I can see that my post went out 12 hours after my set time (I’m guessing that’s a 12 hour time zone difference). The WordPress help site says that scheduling will post at the allocated time and it doesn’t put in a caveat requiring someone else accessing it.



    If you search the forums you will find that what auxclass says is accurate. This si what Staff (macmanx) said:

    Scheduled posts are currently only triggered to publish when the first person visits the blog after the scheduled time.

    For now, think of it as “schedule after this time.”


    Many thanks



    You’re welcome.

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