SBPM can schedule your posts in the future or past, rather than have them all posted at the same time.
To use this feature, enter a number of hours you would like to space your posts out by. For example, entering “24” in both boxes would mean one post per day at the same time each day.
If you want to make things appear more random, enter different values in each field. For example, by entering 10 in the first box and 24 in the second, posts would be randomly posted with a gap of between 10 and 24 hours. You can also enter decimal values to make it even more random!
If you would like to post them all at once, enter “0” in these fields.
SBPM now allows you to set the start date for your posts, which can be in the future as well as the past. Use the “Posts From” box to enter a date and time from when your posts will start. For ease of use, 3 icons have been added to help you with this feature.
|Pick a date and time from a popup window.|
|Enter the current date and time.|
|Get the date and time of the very last post. This will also include posts in the future.|
Existing Post Options:
When making a set of new posts, you can ask SBPM to do something if there is already a post with that name. By default, this is set to “Make new post”. If you already have a post called “red widgets” SBPM will ignore it and make a new one called “Red Widgets” with a new permalink URL to suit such as /red-widgets-2.
If you want SBPM to detect that a post already exists and ignore it, set the setting to “Do nothing (skip post)”
If you want SBPM to overwrite existing posts with new data and content, choose the “Overwrite with new content” option.
This is useful if you are wanting to update your existing posts with new or revised content.
If you are overwriting an existing post, everything will be updated apart from the post date and time, which will remain the same as the original post.
Make pages or posts
SBPM will create WordPress posts by default, but by choosing “pages” from the option screen, a page will be created.
When using pages instead of posts, SBPM will create parent and child pages based on the category and keyword.
For example, using the following keywords will create 2 parent pages (“widgets” and “knuts”), each with 2 child pages
widgets widgets/red widgets widgets/pink widgets knuts knuts/big knuts knuts/small knuts
Try to override PHP timeout
This setting will attempt to prevent SBPM from timing out due to the maximum PHP execution time setting set by your host. This may not work – depending on your hosting provider.