The Wordpress posts I scheduled are not published at the right time (Scoop.it Content Director)

Scoop.it Content Director is synchronized with your Wordpress website or blog. Scoop.it can create scheduled posts in your Wordpress but sometimes posts are not scheduled at the right time.

1.How wordpress scheduling works


Scheduled posts don’t actually appear until someone visits the blog after the scheduled time of publication. Basically, the post is published upon visit and back-dated to the schedule time. The next time you schedule a post, could you logout and visit your blog a few minutes after the scheduled time to see it.

2. How scoop.it synchronise time with you wordpress blog?


 Both SCD and Wordpress use timezone configuration to manage time according to your local timezone.
Please check that SCD timezone and Wordpress timezone are well configured.

Where can I configure SCD timezone?


 Once logged in to your SCD account, click on your user account (top right of the page and choose "Administration"



 On the displayed panel check the "Planner Timezone" property:



Where can I configure my Wordpress timezone? 

Once logged in your wordpress go to "Settings" > "General". The following panel will appear:
Check the right timezone is selected

3. What to check on Wordpress side if scheduled post are not posted on time?

There are several reasons of Missed Schedule problem:

  1. Wordpress wp-config.php is not well configured.
  2. Too low traffic website.
  3. Difference timezone between your location and your server.
  4. WordPress can’t create WP-CRON or it’s not working (mostly because of plugins)

1.Check your wordpress wp-config.php.

Check the virtual cron job is still activated in your wordpress configuration file  wp-config.php In this file check that  'DISABLE_WP_CRON' property is not defined or set to false

2.Too low traffic website.

According to the first section, scheduled posts don’t actually appear until someone visits the blog after the scheduled time of publication.

3.Difference timezone between your location and your server.

According to the second section. Check both SCD and Wordpress timezone are synchronised.

4.WordPress can’t create WP-CRON or it’s not working (mostly because of plugins)

Some plugins can break wordpress scheduling:
Some templates can also break the scheduling.

4. Scoop.it and Wordpress integration


 Note: In order to try to avoid wordpress side bugs linked to CRON and scheduling. Scoop.it calls the following url of you blog in order to force cron to ran:
/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron

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