Schedule Random Post Time

by James on August 28, 2011 · 0 comments


I’ll admit, I’m about as lazy a blogger as they come and when it comes to scheduling posts to be published in the future I really despise having to decide on what day and at what time the post should appear. After hacking a few other scripts to do something very similar I ran across a plugin called Date/Time Now Button created by someone named radiok. After checking it out I found it was pretty close to what I wanted but didn’t perform a random set. Since radiok already had the javascript worked out I just “adapted” that code to work the way I wanted it to.

Schedule Random Post Time adds a button to the post, page and comments that allows you to generate a random publish date. This plugin is useful for us lazy people that would rather not take the time trying to decide what date and time in the future to schedule a post for. Simply click the button and let it decide for you. It’s pretty simple really. Simply set the maximum number of hours into the future you want posts scheduled for in the settings, then just click the button and a random date between current time and your future time will be generated for you. Easy Peasy.

Installation is simple:

  1. Download the plugin from WordPress.org.
  2. Copy it to the wp-content/plugins directory of your blog.
  3. Enable the plugin in your admin panel.
  4. Set the maximum number of hours into the future you want posts scheduled for.
  5. An option for Schedule Random Post Time will appear under Settings.
  6. Enter the verification code for each service you wish to use

Support
If you like this plugin and want to support me, leave a comment or check out my donations and support page!

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