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This article was published on April 22, 2014

Automattic makes it easier for photobloggers to schedule posts in WordPress

Automattic makes it easier for photobloggers to schedule posts in WordPress
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If you’re a WordPress-using photo-blogger looking to save yourself some spadework, you might like this little tool developed by Automattic.

Rather than manually scheduling posts for individual photos one at a time, Postbot lets you drag-and-drop your snaps to upload and schedule them automatically – you can edit the details for each image as they’re uploading to save time, and a post is created for each one accordingly.

Postbot then schedules them to publish at pre-set intervals over a number of days. You can also stipulate that it doesn’t post on weekends too.

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Schedule With Postbot

To set yourself up, hit the Connect with WordPress.com button and, if you’re logged in to your WordPress.com account, you’ll be asked to grant access to Postbot. However, it will also work with your self-hosted WordPress.org blog if you’re using the Jetpack plugin and the JSON API is enabled. It can be used on the desktop or mobile browser.

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