Expire tags


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  • Expire tags allows you to add a date to a tag to expire it. When the date is reached the tag is no longer associated with the post, but the tag is not removed and the post is not deleted.
  • This could be used to display a custom query by tag of important issues or upcoming events.

Using the plugin

  1. Go to to ‘Expire tags’ submenu in ‘Settings’ and you will find the tag list.
  2. Select the expiration date and it will be asociated to your content.
  3. You can remove the expiration clicking on the ‘Expire’ button.


  • General view with the two available icons (Assign expiration date - Delete expiration date)


  1. Unzip expire-tags.zip and upload it to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Visit ‘Settings’ -> ‘Expire tags’

Contributors & Developers

“Expire tags” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Release date: March 15, 2016.
* Added WordPress 4.5 support.
* Insights added.


Release date: March 15, 2016.
* Added i18n
* Code refactor


General code refactor.
Added button for expire tags manually.


Added pagination to tag list.


Updated to WordPress 4.2 version.


Initial version.