i want to set up a wordpress site with the letters of a famous, now dead author. mostly it is easy, whenever the letter is timestamped: i will publish it the day the letter was sent, i.e. may 24th 1854. but in a few occasions one can date the letter only within a timeframe, like: august 1870. or sometimes only the year is known. can anyone help me to find a workaround?
i very much appreciate any suggestion which might be able to lead to a solution
Unfortunately, due to the format the dates are stored in the database in, it’s not possible to store only part of a date.
The only solution i can think of is to use a different field to store these partial dates – as text strings – rather than as dates (possibly by using a plugin such as Pods or Flutter) and change the template to use this field if it’s present, and the normal date field if not.
Having looked through your plugins i was wondering if I couldn’t find a solution via the “Custom field” instead of using plugins, again via an if-routine (If not empty). Or do you suppose that is not possible?