Hi! I have a client who wants to schedule his blog posts to automatically publish at 9:00pm the night before the actual post date. (He runs a CrossFit gym and likes to post the Workout of the Day the night before the actual workout… however he doesn’t want to manually go in and publish it at 9:00 every. single. night.).
Here’s my workaround so far:
- The client writes the blog post and manually sets the date of the post (ex. 11/7/2017).
- He publishes the post, though it doesn’t immediately appear because I have a filter set up to display only posts from today and older (see screenshot).
- Once 11/7 arrives, the post appears (I’m assuming at 12:00am?).
Since you can’t filter by time – just date – we had the idea to switch the website’s timezone to three hours ahead. This way, the blog post would appear at what the site believes to be 12:00am when it’s actually only 9:00pm. However, this has been unsuccessful.
Is the “display posts from today” filter unaffected by timezone? Why doesn’t this timezone workaround actually work?