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Appearance Date


Show a post on a date separate from its publish date.


  1. Upload the wp-appearance-date directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Set an appearance date for a post when editing that post.


Why would someone want to do this?

If you’re a content publisher, such as a magazine, you may want to show a post on a date different from when it’s associated. For example, a post for a March issue might show up in February.

Contributors & Developers

“Appearance Date” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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