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Time Release


With Time Release, you set your blog to publish a post after some period of inactivity. You edit and create Time Release posts in the usual way, but you mark it as “Time Release”. After a few days, if you haven’t posted any new stories, then the Time Release posts will start to be published.


  • Displays a single post after n days of inactivity
  • Posts with a date in the future aren’t published until that date has passed
  • Notifies author by email when a post has been published

Bugs should be reported in the comment section of the author’s page.


For more detailed instructions, see the author’s page.

To mark a post as Time Release

  1. Create a new post,
  2. On the post edit page, check the box “Queue post for time release” in the “Time Release” sidebar widget,
  3. Save the post as a draft.

Find Time Release posts

You can see your Time Release posts by going to the “Edit Posts” page of your blog. You’ll see a new column with a pill icon for a title. All Time Release posts have a little pill. Time Release posts that haven’t been published yet show a count to the number of days before the post is published.

Control when Time Release posts are published

Expand the “Settings” box in the administrative pages, and click on “Time Release”. The settings page has controls for email notifications and the amount of time that must elapse before a queued post is published.

Usage notes

  1. Time Release publishes your queued posts after n days of inactivity. If you create a new Time Release post, and it has been more than n days since your last post, the post will appear within a day.
  2. Time Release publishes one post at a time.
  3. Time Release checks your inactivity twice daily. It sets the publication time to the time that it runs at.


  1. Download and unzip.
  2. Copy the timerelease directory into your wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. Activate the “Time Release” plugin in your administrator panel.

Contributors & Developers

“Time Release” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.0.4 (A Dingo Ate My Baby)

  • Fixed URI of pill icon. Reported by Henrik Jernevad (
  • Fixed form-variable collision with Miniposts plugin.

1.0.3 (A Murder of Crows)

  • Fixed plugin URI. Reported by Mattias/mrhandley (
  • Fixed permissions problem with the options page. Some users reported seeing a message saying “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page” when updating their options. Fixed by moving option processing into main source file.

1.0.1 (Mr Macavity’s Good Deed)

  • Initial beta release.