How to Fix the Missed Schedule Error in WordPress

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One of the best things about WordPress, is that it lets you schedule blog posts (in advance) to be automatically published at a specified time. This feature comes in very handy not just for travel bloggers, but also for those who are using WordPress to power their blogs.

I have been using this feature here at WPKube to schedule blog posts ahead of time, so I can give more time to other projects. As I started scheduling more blog posts, I realized it had one small glitch.

That sometimes it doesn’t publishes the scheduled posts.

I know it is only affects a small number of WordPress sites and is probably a web hosting issue.

If this has happened to you before, then you know how frustrating it is, to come back after a long vacation or break, and see the error notification in your WordPress dashboard. It doesn’t happen always, but when it does, it can mess up your entire publishing schedule.

A quick google search revealed that there is a free plugin available called WP Missed Schedule. It works pretty much out of the box. It took me probably five minutes or so to install and configure this plugin.

In this article, we will show you how to fix the Missing Schedule Error in WordPress.

WP Missed Schedule Fix Failed Posts

WP Missed Schedule is a great plugin that addresses the Missing schedule issue and make sure that your blog posts are getting published at their specified times. This is a great solution that doesn’t let WordPress or cron job, mess up your publishing schedule. The plugin is easy to setup, as it doesn’t have any settings to configure.

WP Missed Schedule Error in WordPress

The plugin find all missed schedule posts, during a failed cron job, and publishes them correctly.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to install and set up the WP Missed Schedule plugin.

Step 1: Navigate to Plugins > Add New > search for “WP Missed Schedule” or if you’re familiar with installing plugins in WordPress then you can download it from the WordPress directory and upload it manually.

Installing WP Missed Schedule Plugin

Step 2: Activate the plugin to help keep your get your posts published in a timely manner, even when they have missed the scheduled time.

That’s it, as simple as that. Just Install and activate the plugin, and you are good to go.

I hope this solution has fixed your missing schedule error problem. If you still have this problem with latest version of WordPress and need help, please us know in the comments below.

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11 comments… add one
  1. Jens-Petter Berget says

    I have been struggling with this issue for some time now, and I was hoping to get it fixed without adding a plugin, but I haven’t. So, your advice was perfect for me. I am going to test it tomorrow with my next post.

    Thanks Devesh.

    • Devesh says

      Hey Jens,

      There is no easy way to fix this issue without using a plugin. It’s good to know that you will be using the “Missed Schedule” plugin.

      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your rest of the weekend.

  2. Robert Koenig says

    I have been struggling with this problem on WordPress for a while now. This helps alot. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Carolyn says

    This is great information. I schedule posts when I’m on vacation and I’ve never missed one yet, but now I’m concerned. Perhaps I should install this next time I travel to be sure I don’t have this issue?

    • Devesh says

      Hey Carolyn,

      Glad you liked the information and WordPress doesn’t always give the “Missing Schedule” error but when it does, it is really frustrating to see the error notification next to your blog post.

      I am using it on WPKube and it works well. Thanks so much for stopping by, Carolyn.

  4. Deepak Singh says

    Thanks dude for sharing about this plugin. Seceduled posts were not working on my blog but WP Missed Schedule Fix Failed Posts fixed my problem !! :)

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