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How to schedule posts to a Page (Classic way)

How to schedule posts to a business page without using the Chrome extension

Elizabeth Ickes avatar
Written by Elizabeth Ickes
Updated over a week ago

As of 04/22/24, Facebook no longer allows posts to be scheduled to groups in the classic way.

However, posts scheduled directly to a business page can still be scheduled in the classic way described below.



Once you are finished creating your template, you can schedule that template to post to Facebook.

  • From the dashboard menu, select Parties.

  • Click the New Party button.

You'll follow a series of steps to create your new party:

Step 1) Where to Post Party

The first step gives asks you to select the type of Facebook location you want to schedule your posts to - Group, Page, or Event.

  • Select the Page option.

  • Click Next Step

Step 2) How to Schedule

This article covers the classic (current) way, but see here if you prefer to schedule the newer way instead.

  • Select the Current Way option.

  • Click Next Step.

Step 3) Where to Post

  • Choose the page you want to schedule posts to, from the dropdown box provided.

  • Click Next Step.

Step 4) Start Date

  • Select the Start Date: This would be the Date you want your Day 1 template posts to begin posting on.

  • Select the Timezone you want your posts to follow.

    For example: Let's say my template begins with a Day 1, 8am post. But my party guests are in a timezone 3 hours behind me. If I select their timezone here, it will post at 8am for them, but 11am my time. This will save you from having to manually update each post for each individual time zone.

  • Click Next Step.

Step 5) Template

  • Choose the template you want to schedule from the dropdown box provided. This will schedule all posts from that template to this party.

  • If you do not want any template posts scheduled to this party, un-check the "Copy Posts" option

  • Click Next Step

Possible next step) Replacement Tokens

If the template you had selected in Step 4 contained tokens, you will be required to fill in their replacements here.

Note: If you do not receive this Replacement Token step, you can continue along to the final step further down this tutorial.

This step would look similar to the image below:


What you enter in these fields will be used in place of the corresponding tokens in your posts. If you're not sure of how tokens were used to know what to enter here, I would recommend taking a moment to look over your template to give you more context in which they were used.

If you're very unfamiliar with how tokens work, learn more here.

  • Once you're finished filling this page in, click Next Step.

Final Step) Confirm

  • The details you had selected will be listed here. Take a look over them to be certain they are correct.

  • Click Preview Posts to see all posts that will be scheduled to this party.

  • Scroll to the bottom and click Confirm & Schedule

Your party is now scheduled! It will begin posting at the time the posts are scheduled for.

You'll get the following window:

  • You can either be done here, or click Edit Party to make any changes to this party.


Editing a Scheduled Party

You're able to make changes to any of your pending posts anytime. Just remember that any changes you make in a scheduled party will not show in your templates or other scheduled parties.

From the PostMyParty dashboard: Click Parties, then click the name of the party you want to edit.

If the party has not yet begun posting, you can edit the Start Date or Timezone here. Be sure to click Save Changes.

Actions:

To the left of any post will be several icons, under the Actions Column

  • Preview: Click this to get an idea of what this post will look like once published to Facebook.

  • Copy to Library: This will make an identical copy of this post in your Post Library.

  • Quick Edit: This pops up a window, where you can edit most of your post details.

  • Edit: This leads you to a new page, where you can edit all of your post details.

  • Delete: This deletes your post permanently.

    Posts that are deleted cannot be recovered.

Additional Notes:

  • Use the Add New Post button at the top of this page to create more posts in this scheduled party. Any posts here created here will not show in any templates or other scheduled parties.

  • The parties will automatically be deleted 30 days after they've finished posting. So if you made any changes to this party and want to use them again, make sure to copy it over to a template before they disappear.
    To do this, click Parties, look under the Actions column there, then the Copy to Library icon.


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