Scheduled Post Trigger

Description

When a visitor loads your site, this lightweight script checks to see if any scheduled posts have been missed. If so, it publishes them immediately.

Installation

  1. Go to Plugins, Add New, Upload Plugin.
  2. Upload the ZIP file.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

NOTE: Make sure that your timezone is set correctly in Settings->General.

FAQ

How often does it check missed posts?

Every time someone loads your your home page or a single post/article.

I’ve activated the plugin-and the posts are not publishing

Make sure your time zone is set correctly. Make sure there are no plugin conflicts by turning off your other plugins, one by one. Especially caching plugins.

The plugin is giving the site a memory error or white screen

If your database has a significant number of scheduled posts (over 10k) or you have heavy traffic, then you might not have enough memory allocated to WordPress. You can try adding this line in your wp_config.php file:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M');

If you’re still having memory problems, then talk to your web host about your root problem: the built-in WordPress Cron Scheduler is not publishing your scheduled posts.

Reviews

Julai 8, 2022
If you notice any "Schedule Events are Late" sort of message from Wordpress Dashboard > Tools > Site Health check, install this plug-in, then navigate to your home screen. That is all it takes to clear that error message and publish events. Super plug-in.
Disambor 26, 2021
jetpack_scan_refresh_states_event, is late to run In sitehealth that issue was permanent and after installing and activated this puluggin, the issue dissapeared and got the final checkmark from sitehealth.. Very well! Everything runs smoothly here. Thanks!
Januari 3, 2021
I often set Posts to publish at midnight, so they occasionally get missed. This plugin is a superb solution, kudos to the developer it works with perfectly with no effort needed after installing. Really though WordPress should handle this without an extra plugin.
Mee 6, 2020 1 reply
My scheduled posts were blocked after trying the "Auto Post Scheduler" plugin. I uninstalled the plugin "Auto Post Scheduler" but my planned publications remained unpublished. I was very happy to find the "Scheduled Post Trigger" plugin to solve my problem. Thank you so much.
Novambor 30, 2019 1 reply
I have used this plugin for a couple of years without any issues. Without it, WordPress misses posts all the time. I don't understand why this functionality isn't built into WordPress, but I am thankful for the developer.
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Contributors & Developers

“Scheduled Post Trigger” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

3.0

Optimizes database call to use index. Will check post type=post, page, and any custom post types like portfolio, recipe, testimonial, etc.

2.21

Fixes bug in date/time algorithm.

2.2

Reduces database interaction by limiting the call to home page and blog post headers only.

2.1

Reverting code to match 1.8 until we can do further testing.

2.0

Makes significant change to plugin so it only checks once per visitor, per session instead of each page load. Less taxing on database.

1.8

Tightened up code. Will not go into the publish loop unless there is a missed post.

1.7

Small change to integrate with WP posting function.

1.0

  • Initial release