Support » Fixing WordPress » filtering posts in back end and showing by date restriction on front page

  • Hi, I swear, I promise, I have spent several days searching for possible solutions to my problems but I can’t find any, and I have used all possible alternative search terms I can think of and nothing turns up, and I can’t believe I’m the only user who wants these things, so I’m at my wits’ end and humbly beg for a little assistance.

    Firstly, in admin, I want to be able to see (perhaps using a dropdown, such as one currently does for sorting by month or category) all Passworded or all Private posts. So far the only way I can see to do this is to assign a category or tag for these and filter on those but I sorely wish there was an inbuilt hook for it.

    Secondly, on the front page, I want to be able to show the (public) posts from the last N number of days where posts exist. I recall this used to be possible in some past version of WordPress but without getting into custom post types and fancy templating that I just can’t wrap my head around (or else paying someone to make for me, which I can’t afford), I don’t know how to do it.

    Say I have posts dated May 28, 29, 31 and June 1, 3 and 5, and I want to show posts from the last 5 days. On June 3 I only made a private post so that means effectively only showing posts from June 5 and 1 and May 31, 29 and 28. Regardless of the number of posts (there might be one per day or three per day, not always the same number) I want to show just those five days’ posts on the front page. On all other pages, show the default number of posts. Plugins I’m currently using, listed here: http://dontbiteyoursister.com/blog/plugins/ Ultimately I would like to not interfere with or have to find alternatives for the plugins I’m currently using.

    Any help much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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