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Back to the Future

Description

  • Displays future/scheduled posts on single.php(Single Post Template)
  • Displays future/scheduled posts using shortcode
  • Enables comments for future/scheduled posts

For Developers

On your template, just simply add the string ‘post_status=future’ to your WP_Query

Example: WP_Query(‘post_status=future’);

$args = array(  'post_type' => 'post_type', 
                'posts_per_page' => '-99',
                'post_status' => array( 'publish', 'future' )
            );

            $loop = new WP_Query( $args );

            while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post(); 

Read More in https://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query/

This displays all future and published posts.

License

Back to the Future is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Back to the Future is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Back to the Future. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Screenshots

  • Post scheduled for October 21, 2015, the date movie Back to the future.

  • Movie image from back to the future where it shows the date of the future.

Installation

  1. Upload ‘back-to-the-future.php’ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Go to the Plugins page in your WordPress Admin area and click ‘Activate’ for Back to the Future

FAQ

How to show future/schedules post in theme?

On your template, just simply add the string ‘post_status=future’ to your WP_Query

Example: WP_Query(‘post_status=future’);

$args = array(  'post_type' => 'post_type', 
                'post_status' => array( 'publish', 'future' )
            );

            $loop = new WP_Query( $args );

            while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post(); 

Read More in https://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query/

How to show future/schedules post in page using shortcode?

On your page or post using [backfuture] for show future posts.

Parameters currently accepted in shortcode

  • post_type = Default: post
  • posts_per_page = Default: All
  • orderby = Default: menu_order
  • thumbsize = Default: thumbnail

Example [backfuture post_type="movie" posts_per_page="5" thumbsize="large"]

This displays all future and published posts.

Contributors & Developers

“Back to the Future” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Back to the Future” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.0 – 29/01/2015

  • Initial Release.