Post Rotation

Description

The main goal of this plugin is to avoid too much time without recent posts.
‘Post Rotation’ takes the oldest post that matches with your criteria and automatically converts it in the most recent one, as just published.

Features

  • Easy configuration.
  • You can specify the rotation interval or the allowed time without new posts.
  • Enforce punctuality only if you want it.
  • You can also choose if you want to alter the ‘last_modified’ date of the post.
  • You can exclude from rotation posts without featured image.
  • You can select which categories will be affected and which ones will be ignored by the plugin.
  • Clean uninstall option: If this option is enabled, the plugin will leave absolutely no traces when uninstalling.
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Screenshots

  • Post Rotation - administration panel

Installation

  1. Upload the ‘post-rotation’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Configure the plugin through the ‘Posts -> Post Rotation’ administration panel.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the ‘post-rotation’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Configure the plugin through the ‘Posts -> Post Rotation’ administration panel.
Will the rotation starts once the plugin is activated?

No. Firstly you need to visit the administration panel, activate the rotation, configure the settings and save the changes.

Can I add a post after the rotation is activated?

Sure! But if you don’t want a delay in the rotation, the ‘Fixed rotation’ option must be checked.

Should I check the ‘Enforce punctuality’ option?

By default (unchecked), the new date is your database’s date and time when the rotation really occurs, resulting in some sort of human behaviour (humans usually don’t write posts with such a precise interval). However, if this option is checked the new date will be precisely calculated.

Do I need to select some category?

Only posts that belongs to a selected category will be rotated.

Reviews

Really good

it works perfectly!!!! I can suggest one only one improvement: to insert rotation for each language not only based on the post date (so if 4 languages on site, 4 post must be rotate each time, of couser the older

What luck to find this!

I wished for something like this, then found this plugin which does exactly what I wanted — thanks to the developer!

I love being able to easily renew old posts — they’re just old, they shouldn’t be forgotten.

Leaking and killing server resources

After numerous issues with usage of this plugin we had our site checked by a professional company. After thorough and rather expensive audit we learned that this plugin is leaking and killing server resources by creating too many querries to mysql – even when it was switched off! We could not use properly our platform, the backend was as slow as a snail. The moment we got rid of this plugin our server got a second life. Now it works like a charm. Good advice – don’t install.

Good Plugin, could use a bit more

My only comment would be a little clearer documentation on how to use the postID to add it to a page.Figured it out eventually, but I’m still learning how WP works in a lot of ways. A suggestion would be to have multiple rotations so I can use it for different purposes. I’m using it on one featured type of list, but it would be nice to be able to have multiple sets.

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Contributors & Developers

“Post Rotation” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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

Changelog

1.7

  • Ensure compatibility with WordPress 4.9
  • New option: exclude posts without featured image.
  • Improved adherence to WordPress Coding Standards.

1.6

  • Ensure compatibility with WordPress 4.8
  • Fixed: no more ‘array_map(): Argument #2 should be an array…’ warnings when no category is selected.
  • Code optimization.

1.5

  • Ensure compatibility with WordPress 4.6 and 4.7
  • New option: you can specify a more accurate rotation interval using minutes.
  • Fixed: from now on, the administration panel won’t show pending rotations with negative time values anymore.
  • Improved performance.
  • Improved adherence to WordPress Coding Standards.
  • Code optimization.

1.4

  • Ensure compatibility with WordPress 4.5
  • New option: enforce punctuality.
  • Code optimization.

1.3

  • Ensure compatibility with WordPress 4.4
  • New option: fixed rotation.
  • Fixed: characters of unexpected output during activation.
  • Improved security: data escaping on output.
  • Improved the HTML output.
  • Code optimization.

1.2

  • Ensure compatibility with WordPress 4.3
  • Improved adherence to WordPress Coding Standards.

1.1

  • Removed ‘goto’ from code.
  • Minor code optimization.

1.0

  • Initial release.