How to Schedule Posts With Ghost

Save time with Ghost's built-in scheduling feature. It will allow you to save time and automate your publishing.

Oren Cohen
Oren Cohen

Scheduling your posts with Ghost is super easy! If you want to view the video version of this article, I have it ready for you on my YouTube channel:

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Here's how to schedule your posts with Ghost:

  1. First, start writing a new post.
  2. Once you write the title, the Preview and Publish buttons will appear. Click on the Publish button.
  3. The scheduler will appear in the drop-down menu.
  4. Select the date and the hour.
  5. Click Schedule.

Boom! You have a post ready to publish when the time comes. You can now move on to different things and let the magic happen. I assure you - it works!

Here are some screenshots from the process if you can't watch the video:

Here are some interesting points to remember about scheduling with Ghost:

  1. First, if you already prepared your post and then made further changes, you need to click on the Schedule button again. Otherwise, Ghost won't save those changes!
  2. Developers built ghost to integrate with other services. Meaning, if you connect Zapier to your publication, you can trigger other apps when a post is published. For example, by creating a tweet about the article. Or to create a Facebook post sharing your post.
  3. Your scheduler will show a timezone. Make sure that you adhere to that timezone when picking the time for your post to be published. Otherwise, you might find that Ghost will publish your posts at a different time than the one you intended.
  4. Ghost allows you to send your post via email when posting. Make sure to send yourself a preview to see how it will appear for other people, and fix it where necessary.

I hope this was helpful to you! Do you have any questions about scheduling with Ghost? Comment below, and I'll do my best to answer!

Publishing with Ghost could be a little confusing at times, and that's why I'm here to answer your most pressing questions!

Also, I'm now offering a FREE Ghost Publishing course called Ghost Publishing 101. It's a video course with everything you need to start publishing with Ghost! You can grab it here: Ghost Publishing 101.  

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Oren Cohen

I'm a software engineer, blogger, and aspiring fantasy novelist. Helping geeks build online homes. Reach out! I don't bite :)

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