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Set a blog post's publish date and time

Last updated: August 3, 2021

Applies to:

Marketing Hub Professional, Enterprise
CMS Hub Starter, Professional, Enterprise
Legacy Marketing Hub Basic

You can modify the publish date of an unpublished or published blog post in the Schedule tab of the content editor. 

Please note: modifying a post's publish date may cause external RSS emails for your blog to include the post because the blog's RSS feed will be changed.

Publish a blog post immediately 

By default, new blog posts and changes to existing blog posts will be published immediately. If your blog post is scheduled for a different date, you can set it to be published immediately instead: 

  • In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Website > Blog. 
  • Hover over a post and click Edit.
  • In the content editor, navigate to the Schedule tab. 
  • In the Publishing Options section, select Publish now
  • In the top right, click Publish or Update
  • In the dialog box, click Publish/Update blog post

Set a past or future publish date for an unpublished post  

You can publish a new blog post with a publish date in the past, or schedule it to be posted on a future date. New blog posts with a publish date in the past will not trigger blog subscription emails or automated social posts. New blog posts with a publish date in the future will not appear on your live site or trigger blog notification emails until that date. 
  • In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Website > Blog. 
  • Hover over a post and click Edit.
  • In the content editor, navigate to the Schedule tab. 
  • In the Publishing Options section, select Schedule for later
  • Click the date picker and select a publish date.  Click the time picker and select a publish time. 
  • In the top right, click Schedule
  • In the dialog box, click Schedule blog post

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Set the publish date for a published post  

You can change the publish date of an existing live post to a date in the past or the future. 
 

Change the publish date to a date in the past

Changing a blog post's publish date to a date in the past will not trigger a duplicate blog subscription email or automated social post. If blog subscription emails were not turned on in your blog settings when the post was originally published, then the post may be included in relevant weekly or monthly blog notification emails for the new publish date.
 
  • In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Website > Blog. 
  • Hover over a post and click Edit.
  • In the content editor, navigate to the Schedule tab. 
  • In the Publishing Options section, select Change publish date
  • Click the date picker and select a publish date.  Click the time picker and select a publish time. 
  • In the top right, click Schedule
  • In the dialog box, click Schedule blog post

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Change the publish date to a scheduled date in the future

In order to change a blog post’s publish date to a future date, you must first unpublish it. This will remove it from your site until its new publish date arrives. Blog subscription emails and automated social posts will not be sent until that time. 
  • In the top right of the content editor, click Unpublish
  • In the dialog box, click Unpublish
  • In the content editor, navigate to the Schedule tab. 
  • In the Publishing Options section, select Schedule for later
  • Click the date picker and select a publish date. Click the time picker and select a publish time. 
  • In the top right, click Schedule.
  • In the dialog box, click Schedule blog post

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