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  • Hi there,

    I have searched and searched to see if there is a way to have an expiration date on my posts. But I have not been satisfied with the expiration plugins as they only allow you to delete a post or put it in draft status.

    Some of my outdated posts still get linked to, so I want those visitors to still be able to access info. However, I would like to create a hack of some sort to keep related posts from displaying posts that I deem are “outdated.”

    I know that one way I can do this is with custom fields (key=status and value=outdated, for example). But then I don’t know how to write an “If” statement in either the theme or the related posts plugin to make this happen.

    Any ideas on this would be very appreciated.


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  • In a loop, where the posts’ custom field status is outdated don’t do relatedpost template:

    $status = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'status', true);
    if ($status != "out_dated" ){
    //do related post template tag here

    If you continue this thread, would imagine a link to the download the ‘related posts’ plugin would be necessary…

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