It’s not as big of a deal in the summer, but during the school year, I rely on timestamps for this site. In other words, I can schedule posts to go up at, say, 11:00a and 3:00p ahead of time, for when I’m at work. For whatever reason, even though WordPress lets me schedule future times for postings to go up, it often just “misses” the time and the post never goes up.
Since the move to Patheos, we’ve tried installing plugins to fix the problem, but to no avail. I can schedule posts a few hours apart, but they all go up immediately at some random time. I asked Patheos what the problem seems to be and they said:
The issue appears to be that the Missed Schedule plugins (we’ve tried two) are misreading the time — their internal clock is not jiving with the broader WordPress internal clock. So Missed Schedule sees a post scheduled to be published in the future, thinks it should have gone out already, and pushes it out immediately.
For those of you who use WordPress or think you know what the problem might be, please let me know! I’d love to fix this ASAP.