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Event Shortcode


Event Shortcode allows you to easily place time sensitive content into a post or page, which is automatically removed when it expires. This could be an upcoming event, information or a link to a news item that will not hold its freshness. Place this shortcode in each post up to the date of the event. The content will expire on the date and time you set. After that, the content is replaced by whatever text you specify or it can be left blank. This plugin offers a simple solution for sites where a full on event management system would be overkill.

Features include:
* Easy installation
* Simple interface
* Set it and forget it


[expired date=”7/20/11″ time=”12:00pm” message=”The party is over. Hope you were there!”]On 7/20/11 at 12:00pm (PDT)
we will have really cool party event.[/expired]

Will show in post untill 7/20 at 12 noon as:
On 7/20/11 at 12:00pm (PDT) we will have an event.

After 7/20 at 12 noon, it will show:
The party is over. Hope you were there!


date => the date the content will expire in the format mm/dd/yy or dd/mm/yyyy
time => the time the content will expire. Can be espressed in 12 or 24 hour format.
message => the content that will replace the original content. This can be left blank.
[expired]original content goes here[/expired]


  • Basic usage.


  1. Install Event Shortcode either via the plugin directory, or by uploading to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. See below for how to use the shortcode.


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  • There isn’t much to this so I am putting out the first version as .9 in beta.
    • post bug reports to the comments of the above page