Advanced Dates

Description

Extending WordPress’ literary, documentary & archival potential, this plugin allows publishers to easily customize the publication year of posts & pages.

Installation

After installing and activating the plugin (https://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_Plugins), visit Settings > Advanced Dates. There, publishers can chose to either adjust dates site-wide or on a page-by-page and post-by-post basis. If a publisher choses the latter, s/he’ll be able to selectively (de)activate the plugin, customize the annual differential, and (un)freeze dates on each page/post’s editing screen.

Please note that the plugin will not take effect, even after activation, until a publisher chooses one of the two options in the Settings > Advanced Dates admin screen.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

After installing and activating the plugin (https://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_Plugins), visit Settings > Advanced Dates. There, publishers can chose to either adjust dates site-wide or on a page-by-page and post-by-post basis. If a publisher choses the latter, s/he’ll be able to selectively (de)activate the plugin, customize the annual differential, and (un)freeze dates on each page/post’s editing screen.

Please note that the plugin will not take effect, even after activation, until a publisher chooses one of the two options in the Settings > Advanced Dates admin screen.

Links
  • For feedback and help, visit: http://getsatisfaction.com/studio_hyperset/products/studio_hyperset_wordpress_plugins

  • To learn about other Studio Hyperset WordPress plugins, visit http://studiohyperset.com/#solutions

  • To help develop the Advanced Dates plugin, visit https://github.com/studiohyperset/advanced-dates

Developer Notes

SH is very interested in the ways in which publishers use the Advanced Dates plugin. Please share ideas and usage notes in the comments section of the plugin URI: http://studiohyperset.com/wordpress-advanced-dates-plugin/4016

Also, the WordPress functions get_the_time and the_time work only on pages while get_the_date and the_date work only on posts. This is largely meaningless since developers can display the same date, time, and publication information using all four. Nevertheless, when developing a theme that builds on the Advanced Dates plugin, or trying to integrate the plugin into an existing theme, developers will want to keep these WordPress boundaries in mind.

Moreover, if a publisher or developer finds the plugin isn’t working for a particular theme, it’s likely the result of improper usage of one or more of the four date-oriented WordPress functions referenced above. For the Advanced Date plugin to work, developers need to use the get_the_time and the_time functions on pages and the get_the_date and the_date functions on posts.

Interested in helping develop the Advanced Dates plugin? Visit the GitHub repository: https://github.com/studiohyperset/advanced-dates

Future Builds
  • integrate “creative” date framework for sci-fi and speculative fiction and other create-your-own calendar and date systems

Contributors & Developers

“Advanced Dates” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0.1

  • 10/31/14 – Added support for custom post types

1.0

  • 8/31/11 – Initial release