How to Fix the Missed Schedule Post Error in WordPress?

Wordpress comes along with a built-in feature to schedule your posts. You can write your posts in advance and schedule to publish at your preferred time. Please refer to How to schedule Wordpress posts? However, you may find the missed scheduled post. You would receive the below error if a post missed publishing at your scheduled time.

Here, we have mentioned some troubleshooting options to fix the missed schedule post error in WordPress. It can help to publish your post on time without missing the scheduled time.

What causes the Missed Scheduled Post in Wordpress?

The main reason behind the missed schedule could be the Wordpress hosting environment, or plugin conflicts can cause this issue. Wordpress uses the Wordpress cron to publish your scheduled post at your preferred time. If any plugin conflicts with the cron, this may miss the scheduled time to publish the post. Once the scheduled time is missed, cron will not publish the post at another time.

How to Fix Missed Scheduled Error in Wordpress?

At first, install and activate the plugin called Missed Scheduled Post Publisher. You don't need to configure the plugin, as it will work automatically after installation. This plugin runs every 15 minutes to find if wordpress has missed publishing any scheduled post. If there is any missing scheduled post, it will change its status from scheduled to publish.

You can try with the below steps in case the plugin installation doesen't fix your issue.

Verify Your Wordpress Timezone Settings 

Ensure that your Wordpress timezone is matching with the timezone you want to use to publish the post. There might be an issue of publishing.

  1. To set the preferred time in Wordpress, go to Settings >> General.

  2. Scroll down a bit and check for the Timezone option. Here, you can select the required timezone from the dropdown.

  3. Click on the Save changes.

Increase Wordpress Memory-Limit

There might be an issue with the Wordpress Memory limit on your Wordpress. You can try to increse the memory limit. Open your wp-config.php and add the below line.

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '500M');

Clear Wordpress Cache

You can use a Wordpress caching plugin and configure it properly to clear the cache automatically at regular intervals. It could be one of the reasons for missing scheduled post publish.

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