How to Fix the Missed Schedule Error in WordPress

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 is a great feature not only for bloggers who do a lot of traveling, but also for those who run a multiple 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.

Sometimes it doesn’t work and gives ‘Missed schedule’ error. Personally, I check the site numerous times a week, so I know when something is wrong.

But what if I hadn’t check the site and was gone on vacation?

Fixing the WordPress Missed Schedule Error

So I took to the web to find the answer and as it turns out, this is common error, and occurs because of failed cron job.

A cron job is a time-based job scheduler that executes a command to run at a specified time, date, or interval.

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.

In this article, we will show you how to fix the Missing Schedule Error using WP Missed Schedule plugin.

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. If you’re a digital nomad or travel blogger, then Missed Schedule plugin is a useful tool to have in your arsenal.

We hope this solution has fixed your missing schedule error problem. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the comments section below. problem with latest version of WordPress and need help, please us know in the comments below.

  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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