Blog entries in advance

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If I wanted to prepare a blog entry the night before, is it possible to have a second blog on my site which isn't on the menu ( hidden ), write that up, then copy and paste from there onto my main blog in the morning? would any graphics still show up? What would happen then if I deleted the hidden blog entry afterwards? would the blog entry which is visible to my readers still show up?
I think it's a shame we cant just write up a blog entry in advance if we are going to be busy on any given day, and pick which date we want on it. I thought this might be a solution.
Thank you.
Sal
www.britsal.net/
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  • wondering if this will work?

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Hello BritSal

I suggest, instead of writing into a hidden blog page, to just simply type into Notepad and save it as a txt file as this will help eliminate a step. Otherwise, you will need to copy from your hidden blog page and paste into Notepad to strip the formatting (as you should never copy and paste from page to page), and then copy from Notepad and paste into your original blog page.
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My problem is that each blog entry contains lots of sections, interspersed with little pictures...
see here http://www.britsal.net/journal.php
As you can see,every entry takes a lot of time toprepare. If I could get partway through doing some of this the night before, it would help me so much.
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Hello BritSAL - another alternative is to start writing your blog post but not publish your site until you're ready for the post to go live. Copying and pasting your blog post (with pictures) from another blog post will probably result in the pictures not displaying (unless of course, you've got the pictures also uploaded to that File Manager, then it should be fine).
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I intended to store the pictures on the same site, so think it might work. I had thought of writing the night before and not publishing, but am not sure if it will be dated when written, or when published? I didnt want it to seem obvious it was written the night before.
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The date displayed is the date the post was created, not when the site was published. Perhaps your way of doing it will be the only way :)
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Thank you Marije. I will try in out, and come back and let you know how it goes perhaps tomorrow...who knows, it might help someone else with the same problem...
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Well Yola fans, it worked! I created a blog which was hidden. I made an entry last night complete with graphics and links. This morning, I selected HTML on that hidden blog and copied and pasted the HTML to my regular blog here :
http://www.britsal.net/journal.php
As you can see, everything seems to show fine. All I need to do now is check if the feedburner send goes out alright this evening to my readers...and if it does, I shall use this method regularly. It means that I can compose tomorrows send a little bit at a time through the day, a much less daunting task than sitting each morning to compose the entire thing. I really hope this might help other Yola users. For folks wanting a few days rest, they could even compose a whole weeks entries in advance. This system will work fine until Yola are able to introduce a method of writing a blog entry in advance and holding it in stock until ready to release it, with that days date on it.
Thanks for your help Yola.I am just so thrilled this works!
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Glad to hear it's working for you :)