The time now is 12:00 PM, 9/15/2006. I’m going to set this to publish at 12:30. If it makes it to the site, that means I set my cron job up right.
The time now is 2:08 PM, 9/15/2006. I’m going to set this to publish at 2:30. If it makes it to the site, that means I set my cron job up right.
Trying again, again:
The time now is 3:41 PM, 9/15/2006. I’m going to set this to publish at 4:00. If it makes it to the site, that means I set my cron job up right.
If this works, I can write a bunch of stuff and set it to publish while I’m gone. Auto-blogging! (Not to be confused wiht Autoblog)
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does this mean you’re officially an old cronie?
Well, it worked, but 1 hour late. I set it for 16:00:00 and it published at 5:00 PM. Not the end of the world.
And it didn’t correct my bad spelling/typing, what’s up with that?!?
Ha, ha, ha. I’m glad you posted a correction, I didn’t get it from your first post.
it published at precisely 4pm CST. Your server must be running GMT-6.
That’s what I figured. Or, the server isn’t set for DST.
I just noticed that the comments here are an hour off too. Never noticed it before.
The time is now 18:36 PM, 9/15/2006 MDT. Do you know where your children are?
My site is supposed to have this capability…I’ll get around to figuring out how after I’m done playing with all the other toys I’ve been trying to make work.
By the way, what would be the prupose of a timed-post, anyway. I mean, it’s cool and all. But I haven’t fugured out why I would use it…yet.
Here’s 2 reasons I want it:
There are other reasons too. Some blogs are updated on a schedule, one daily, etc. If you’re readership expect that, scheduled posts make it easier to keep to the schedule, even if you’re out of town. Also, maybe you’re writing about a time sensitive event and you don’t want your post to go live until the general announcement has been made. You can write it up, schedule the post and forget it.