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Pre Date Future Post

Allows you to set posts to appear automatically in the future, but have a post date in the past.

Can I use a post status other than "Pending Review"?

Not at the moment. If you can tell me how to add a custom post status then I am happy to add that functionality. If you need to use "Pending Review" yourself then you probably can't use this plugin.

Why can't I set the minute as well as the hour for posting?

Because I said so.

Why doesn't the post show immediately it is scheduled to appear?

Perhaps because:

  • WP cron hasn't yet run the task. Wait until a minute after the hour and refresh the blog main page.
  • Something caused the WP cron process to skip the task. Wait an hour.
  • If you have changed the timezone for your blog then you may need to deactivate and reactivate the plugin to reset the cron timer.

Can I see what posts have been processed and when?

Yes. It writes a log of activation, deactivation and posting of entries. See the file "pre-date-future-post.php.log" created in the same directory as the plugin PHP file.

Requires: 2.3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.6.2
Last Updated: 8 years ago
Active Installs: 200+


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