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You Got To Love That WordPress Timestamp

written by John Chow on April 22, 2007

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Right now, as you’re reading this, I’m about to land back in Vancouver. I have set this post to go live at 8:00PM PST on Sunday night using the WordPress Timestamp feature. I first wrote about the Timestamp back in March but I haven’t truly experience how great a feature it is until I went traveling to Montreal and Quebec City.

The WordPress Timestamp allows you to set a time in the future for post to go live on the blog. I had a whole bunch of posts Timestamped and ready to go live at different times of the day and throughout the week. This help to maintain a high level of posts on the blog while I was checking some great food. A non-updated blog is a dead blog. Readers expect your blog to be updated, even if you go on vacation. If you can’t get enough guest bloggers to take over for you, then you’re next best bet is to use the Timestamp.

I’ve been using the Timestamp since discovering it and now very few of my posts are truly “live” postings. I normally keep a backlog of three to four posts in Timestamp to keep a constant flow of content. However, for my trip to Toronto, I had over a dozen posts timestamped and ready to go. If you never used the Timestamp feature in Worpdress, I highly recommend it. I will be making great use of the Timestamp again in June when I go to Taipei.

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