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How to Add Pre-Publish Reminders in WordPress

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How to Add Pre-Publish Reminders in WordPress

Sometimes you just have so much on your mind that you might find yourself forgetting to add post thumbnails, insert a signature, or just modify your post somehow. Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a way you can set pre-publish reminders for WordPress posts? Well in this article, we will show you how to add a list of pre-publish reminders for your WordPress posts in the admin panel. This neat feature can be great for multi-author blogs as well as single-authored blogs. This would keep you from worrying about whether you forgot anything when you pressed “publish”.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Pre-Publish Reminders Plugin for WordPress. Once you have activated it you can add reminders by going to “tools” and selecting “publishing reminders” (Tools » Publishing Reminders). On this screen you have the option of selecting background colors, emphasis, and more. This way your reminders will catch your attention.

Pre-Publish Reminders

Once you have added your reminder, next time you go to add or edit a post there will be a list of reminders in your admin panel. Move them around so that they are somewhere you can easily see them.

Pre-Publish Reminder Example

Download the Pre-Publish Reminders Plugin for WordPress Plugin

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  1. Charles says:

    This plugin hasn’t been updated in almost 3 years and may not work on most recent versions of WordPress:

    Requires: 2.9 or higher
    Compatible up to: 2.9.2
    Last Updated: 2009-12-29

    • Editorial Staff says:

      Often if the plugin does not need updates, then the author doesn’t update it. This does not mean that it WILL not work with your latest version. Please try the plugin before reporting such problems.

  2. peteccsb says:

    I have a question about this plug-in, if you don’t mind. In the description, the author says that the reminders are stored as posts in the WordPress database. May I please ask you if there is any negative impact of the way that the author chooses to save the reminders? Additionally, do you think that this plug-in is okay to use even though it was last updated in December of 2009?

    • wpbeginner says:

      @peteccsb Sometimes the plugins don’t need to be updated. So yes this plugin is still good because it works great. No, there is no disadvantage of this way of storing. At least not to our knowledge.

  3. respawnless says:

    Thank you very much for this tips. I know it will save me from lots of frustration. I updated my last post 4 times after I had published it.

    This plugin is exactly what I need :)

    Have a great weekend”

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