Support » Plugin: PublishPress Future: Automatically Unpublish WordPress Posts » Posts expire when I try to edit.

  • Resolved mstein63

    (@mstein63)


    I have edited a few pages on my website. A few hours later, I get an e-mail saying the pages I edited have expired, even though I didn’t select the Post Expirator option. Apparently the box is getting checked automatically when I go into edit mode, even though I have auto-enable disabled on all post types. This just started recently, and I haven’t changed any settings. The only way I can stop it from happening is to change the “Active” option to “Inactive” which means I can’t expire anything, even if I want to. How do I fix this?

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  • Plugin Author Steve Burge

    (@stevejburge)

    @mstein63 Can you confirm that Post Expirator is up-to-date and so is your WordPress site?

    Thread Starter mstein63

    (@mstein63)

    Yes. Both are up to date.

    Plugin Author Steve Burge

    (@stevejburge)

    Plugin Author Steve Burge

    (@stevejburge)

    Closing after a week with no reply. Please follow up if this remains an issue.

    Thread Starter mstein63

    (@mstein63)

    The problem happens before I even hit save. I open an post to edit it, and the Post Expirator is activated with a random date and time. I checked the log. Here’s a sample of what it says:

    2021-11-18 21:02:29 9725 -> NO PAYLOAD ON SAVE_POST
    2021-11-18 21:02:25 9725 -> SCHEDULED at Thu, 18 Nov 2021 22:02:25 -0500 () with options Array ( [expireType] => [category] => Array ( [0] => ) [id] => 9725 ) Event timestamp must be a valid Unix timestamp.

    For what it’s worth, it’s happening on a different website I manage – different host, different WP template. Half the website was in draft mode after I updated several pages.

    Plugin Author andergmartins

    (@andergmartins)

    Hi @mstein63 thanks for the debug log.
    Please, could you confirm if you are using the block editor or classic editor on those sites?
    Please, could you send us an e-mail to help@publishpress.com sending the site info from Tools > Site health > Info > Copy to clipboard?

    Thanks,

    Thread Starter mstein63

    (@mstein63)

    I sent the information you requested. We are using block editor. I noticed quite a few other folks reporting the same problem in this forum. Someone suggested doing Bulk actions > Edit to change the Post Expirator option to Remove From Posts. I did this and it seems to have taken care of the problem. My guess is that one of your updates activated the Post Expirator option, even though the Settings had it set to not enable automatically. Took a while going through 10 posts at a time to make the change, but I haven’t had any trouble since. Thanks for your help.

    Plugin Author andergmartins

    (@andergmartins)

    Thank you! We received your e-mail and started working to understand what could be happening. But we will keep contacting you by e-mail for keeping you posted.

    Plugin Author andergmartins

    (@andergmartins)

    Hi @mstein63,

    Please, could you try the following package?

    ​https://www.dropbox.com/s/7tt1kpptnncwnth/post-expirator-2.7.1-rc.2.zip?dl=0

    ​Please, make sure to clean up the browser cache after installing it.

    ​Thanks,

    ​Anderson

    Thread Starter mstein63

    (@mstein63)

    Thank you. I am unable to test this. Another user suggested using the bulk edit feature, and I changed the setting to uncheck Post Expiration for each post. This took care of the problem, so I really don’t have a way to test it. I think one of your updates changed the settings on all of my posts, so whenever I edited one of them, the expiration date kicked in. No longer a problem – thanks!

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