Auto expire/unpublish time for posts

  1. trumpcard21

    I'd like to see an additional field added with publish time that would be unpublish time, that way you could automaticlly expire events/pages without manually pruning.

    It could be an optional field

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. Ryan Murphy

    Most likely plugin territory - and there are already plugins that do this: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=expire

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. trumpcard21

    Theres 1, Post exipirator, and it hasnt been updated in over a year. Just feels like core functionality to me

    You can set a time ahead of time to publish, but you cant set a time to remove the post without manual intervention

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  4. aliceralph

    I agree that this would be a nice additional core functionality. I know it can be done through plugins but it would be really useful to have this built in.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  5. Not enough people would (and do) use it to make it needed for core. We don't want to make WP 10 megs if we can help it! :D

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  6. aliceralph

    Definitely fair enough :)

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  7. trumpcard21

    Not to dissent, but ~60k downloads on post expirator seems to contradict the premise that 'no one would use it'

    Last Updated: 2012-9-14
    Downloads: 59,481

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  8. WordPress 3.5 is at 4,301,146 downloads, so percentage wise it's different. Only around 56% of people are using the latest version, and the most ever downloads on a day was under 800. The ~60k downloads is 'all users, all versions, forever' and it's really a benchmark like that.

    Go look at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/stats/

    That huge spike is when the plugin upgraded. That would be 11k in one day, and that is a way better tell for usage.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  9. trumpcard21

    I understand completely, but regardless of version of WordPress or the plugins version, the total number of downloads is a benchmark of a plugins or features desirability. Its the number of people over the course of the plugins lifetime that have reached out for that functionality from the plugin as it wasnt available from the core.

    I'm just debating, I have no need of this functionality any longer, but I still think it would be a useful piece of functionality that more people than you realize might appreciate based on the long term download numbers of the post expirator plug-in.

    That said, I dont really have a dog in this fight anymore however. I just set up a record prune job externally to do it for me, but I still think it would make a good inclusion.

    I do agree about needless feature creep. You always want to keep your core as tight as possible

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  10. I don't have a dog in the fight either :) I'm just trying to look at it objectively. I think this is a needed feature for less than 80% of the WP user base, and that's pretty much my benchmark for if I think we should push it. Mostly I wanted to explain that total downloads is only one measurement for 'into core use case' math.

    Posted: 5 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory