Scheduled Publishing - Previously Published Items

At present, new items can be scheduled for publishing - but existing published items cannot be scheduled.

If a current published item requires a content update, and that update is not permitted to go live until a certain date/time - then this update must be done manually at that date/time, which is not always possible.

Having the ability to schedule publishing for previously published items would greatly improve workflow and save time.

  • Craig Brideson
  • Jul 20 2021
  • Reviewed
  • Bob Peck commented
    30 Jan 01:10pm

    Agreed - I import a list of CMS items ahead of time, which are automatically set to "Staged for publish". I then need to set them to "Draft" and then work through them one by one scheduling them. If I (or another team member) publishes another page before I've scheduled them they all switch to "Published" and I can't switch them back to draft and then go on with scheduling because of this issue.

  • Pete Blatchford commented
    26 Sep, 2023 10:10am

    I came here to look for a wishlist topic for scheduling changes to pages and this was the closest I could find. I then went to post a new idea (for scheduling changes to static pages) but as I began typing it became apparent how complex it was. Particularly with regard to changes to the style and structure of the page. What happens when you schedule content changes and then make changes to the style or structure of a component during these two dates (of scheduling and scheduled)?

    I have a client who's marketing manager needs to make some changes to a page and have them published whilst they are on vacation/

    As a workaround, I have advised my client to duplicate the page and save it as a draft, make changes to the duplicated page and, on the date they want to the new page to go live, we copy the page-wrapper div (and everything inside it) to the current page and remove the old page-wrapper and publish the site on their behalf.

  • Duetto Marketing commented
    27 Mar, 2023 05:28pm

    yes this should be added. schedule an item that is already live.

  • Julia Molina commented
    27 Apr, 2022 12:50am

    I 100% second this feature!

  • Shaun Green commented
    1 Dec, 2021 01:33am

    How is this still even a thing! Wow, so crucial in my mind agreed.