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  • Could you explain why, or how you would use that, because you can edit the post date anytime.

    Is it just a matter of controlling the order of the posts when they display on your blog?

    I am using TDO Miniforms and I would like to add a date picker for the user to choose when they want their post to appear on the website. I would like to pass the information from the date picker into a Custom Field so that the post will not show up until the date picked. I was just wondering if it would be possible to pre-date a posts publish time using a Custom Field rather than WordPress’s post editor?

    cartpauj

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    Anyone?

    cartpauj

    (@cartpauj)

    Come someone has to know how this can be done…

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

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    I was just wondering if it would be possible to pre-date a posts publish time using a Custom Field rather than WordPress’s post editor?

    Possible, yes. You’d likely have to set your blog to only show a post if the time on that custom field had passed but … why reinvent the wheel?

    cartpauj

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    I’m using TDO Mini Forms and I would like to give the publisher the option to pre-date his/her post.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

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    Which you can do with the default WP setup.

    From http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_Posts

    To schedule a post for publication on a future time or date, click “Edit” in the Publish area next to the words “Publish immediately”. Change the settings to the desired time and date. You must also hit the “Publish” button when you have completed the post for the post to be published at the desired time and date.

    I guess the thing here is ‘What is it about the forms you’re using that don’t allow you to use this helpful built in feature of WordPress?’

    cartpauj

    (@cartpauj)

    TDO Mini Forms allows the user to create a post outside of WordPress VIA a web-form. It doesn’t use WP’s default post editor.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

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    Ah. That makes sense 🙂 I added a tag for that plugin to this post.

    Possibly related:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/299959

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