Support » Plugin: Post Expirator » Post Expiration via code

  • Hello,
    First of all thank you for your awesome plugin. It works perfectly!

    I have a question though, I created a script that allows me to create custom product programmatically. The problem is that when I create a product programmatically, the expiration date will not be set. Instead, if I create the product (woocommerce of course) manually on wordpress, the expiration date works as expected.

    The only way to make a product created programmatically to expire, is to manual update the product itself on WordPress.

    My question, in other word is: how can I set the expiration date via code programmatically once I created my custom product? Or, is there a way to make it happens via WordPress?

    Thank you!

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  • pesseba


    Hey, the plugin has a problem with script calls to create new posts. This problem extends for Rest API usage too.
    I made a simple customization in plugin. Add in post-expirator.php (anywhere) an action:


    So, in my own code I call the action:

    //get the custom Post Expirator settings 
    $expire_custom = get_option('expirationdateDefaultDateCustom');			
    //create a date based on settings
    $expire_date = date( 'Y-m-d H:i:s', strtotime($expire_custom, current_time( 'timestamp', 0 )));
    //convert to GMT (Post Expirator uses in this way)
    $ts = get_gmt_from_date($expire_date,'U');
    //create the options as you need (I don't know all options available), in my case works
    $opts = array();
    $opts['expireType'] = 'delete';
    $opts['id'] = $post_id;
    //call the action and be happy!
    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by pesseba.


    Man this code works perfectly! Thank you very much!!!

    @pesseba, I just noticed, after months that the code worked pretty good, that the code is not working anymore.

    I mean, your code creates the expiration date, but it doesn’t expire at all :\
    … Any suggestions?

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by crasholino.

    @crasholino did you ever get it working again?

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