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  • Hello!

    I’m working in WordPress 2.8 and have been asked to have specific existing posts update with new information, and to schedule those updates to kick in at 5 minutes before the new year.

    I know to schedule a brand new post, but where in the “Publish” settings am I able to go into an existing post, make edits, and schedule when the edits are live?

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    I don’t think that’s possible. Once a post is published, it’s published.. Most users wouldn’t expect to go a read a post that’s been republished anyway…

    The setup for the work I’m doing is using “posts” to act as web pages containing course information. That content gets edited over time as courses become available, closed, links and instructors change, etc.

    Normally, I manually make these HTML edits by pressing “Update Post” in the Publish section, making sure Visibility is set to “Public”, and the course info edits go into effect immediately. I also can see past “Post Revisions” and revert to those, but those need to be done manually as well.

    Surely, there must be a way to set new revisions to go into effect on New Year’s Eve across multiple posts. Is there anything in the WP settings I need to change to make this happen?

    It’s definitely not part of WP, or any setting therein
    Sounds like it can do what you are after. Of course, your WP installation is so out of date, that plugin isn’t compatible with it… nor will many be

    EDIT: is listed as an alternative for out of date installs… dunno if it works the same


    This sounds like a valid feature request for someone who uses WordPress as a CMS instead of a Blog. Being able to schedule an update to a page or post to meet a new release, legal agreement, or contract would be great. You may wish to submit it over on the Ideas forum:

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