Blogpost timewarp?

This is a test. For more interesting content go over to jheroes.com

I posted an item there this morning using my MacBook, then came back a few hours later to make a small correction using my Droid phone’s WordPress app.

The process went smoothly, but when I checked with a browser today’s item was gone!

Back on the regular WordPress editor, I discovered the message was not gone, just “scheduled” to be posted tomorrow. Somehow updating with the Droid app had changed the publication date to June 6 even though it had already appeared as http://jheroes.com/2011/06/05/journalists-cutting-deals-keeping-secrets/

Notice that the date is part of the file path.

So I’m using the same Droid software to post this item; let’s see if it’s gone today or here tomorrow.


Okay — it’s here when and where it should be. Nothing like a nice Sunday mystery. But I did notice a “Publish” button with a date-setting function in the Droid app this time; maybe a slip of the thumb changed the date on that other post.

In any case, it’s a neat feature to have in WordPress — especially for a podcast. I guess I just hadn’t noticed it among the many features I’ve been telling students about in the standard WordPress “dashboard.” Now that I’ve looked for it, the word “Edit” is obviously sitting there in underlined blue type right next to the “Published on: June 5, 2011 @ 18:26” in the “Publish” corner of the dashboard.

It’s now 6:41. As a test, I’m going to change that time to 18:45 and see what happens. With this time-scheduling feature, who knows… when school starts, I might be able to line up a few episodes in advance — assuming I ever avoid “new WordPress feature distractions” enough to get ahead on my writing.

mild-mannered reporter who fell deeper into computers and the Web during three trips through graduate school in the 1980s and 1990s, then began teaching journalism, media studies and Web production, most recently as a faculty member at Radford University.

Posted in Blogging, j-heroes, podcasting, WordPress

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