How to Fix the “Missing Schedule” Error in WordPress

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Allowing users to schedule blog posts in advance is one of the best features of WordPress.

One of the things that I have recently started doing is scheduling a few posts ahead of time just to have something to post in case something comes up.

Unfortunately WordPress schedule feature doesn’t work properly. Last month, I schedule 5 blog posts on one of my WordPress sites and noticed only 3 of those posts have been published. When I logged in to see, I found out it was a “Missing Schedule” Error.

If you have ever faced the “Missing Schedule” error than you know how frustrating it is, to come back to your site a few days later and see the error notification next to your blog post.

In this article, I 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 and addresses the Missing schedule issue and makes sure that any posts that miss their schedule are published as soon as possible. This is a great solution for publishing blog posts on correct timing without decreasing any server performances.

WP Missed Schedule Error in WordPress

The plugin find all missed schedule posts, during a failed cron job, and republish 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 than you might want to 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.

If you’ve ever had one of your posts miss their schedule, I recommend trying WP Missed Schedule Fix Failed Posts out. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments regarding the WP Missing Schedule plugin.

About the Author: Devesh Sharma is a WordPress fanatic and loves experimenting with WordPress themes & plugins. Get more from Devesh on  and Twitter.
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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