OK. Our site is only updated once a week (on mondays when the new issue of the paper comes out). We add all the articles over the weekend before and set the timestamps for each story to go live at 0:01 on the monday morning.
Instead of doing this for *every* story I'd like to be able to go to the write post options page and to set a timestamp there and this will automatically set for all new posts.. (so instead of it querying the current time when it loads the write posts screen it will query the set timestamp time and use that)
That way I can edit the timestamp once a week and save lots and lots of work.
This will also have the advantage of not needing the sub-eds as level 5 users as they currently are for editting the timestamp, but should really be level 3..
So how would I go about doing such a thing? I'd ideally like this feature as a plugin but hacking would do too. I'm happy to work on it myself but need a lot of guidance! Or a nice bored person is welcome to have a go themselves ;)