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  • Is there a parameter for the query_posts() tag that shows posts which have dates from the future? I am going to use an archive-like template page as a calendar.

    The problem is posts disappear when they have future dates.

    Thanks for any help.

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  • pdlr,
    Yes, you should be able to use:

    This worked for me in 2.3 when called before the loop in a template page. This parameter will accept the following values – each value should be separated by a comma:


    Omg I’ve just posted the exact same problem !

    But im total noob to php and wordpress could you please explain where I insert this ?

    I currently have this right before the loop on the archive.php template:

    <?php if (is_category()) { $posts = query_posts($query_string . ‘&post_status=future,publish&orderby=date&showposts=-1’); } ?>

    Past date categories are working but future date calendar catagory is still showing “Error 404 – Not Found”

    I’ll keep messing with this and post the results if I get it right.

    Thanks for your help, Mfields

    Hi. Sorry for the mixup, but I just noticed that you said your version 2.0. I downloaded this version and the solution that I posted above will not work with your version. post_status is handled in the following manner in 2.0:

    if ( $this->is_attachment ) {
    			$where .= ' AND (post_status = "attachment")';
    		} elseif ($this->is_page) {
    			$where .= ' AND (post_status = "static")';
    		} elseif ($this->is_single) {
    			$where .= ' AND (post_status != "static")';
    		} else {
    			$where .= ' AND (post_status = "publish"';
    			if (isset($user_ID) && ('' != intval($user_ID)))
    				$where .= " OR post_author = $user_ID AND post_status != 'draft' AND post_status != 'static')";
    				$where .= ')';

    In other words “It’s totally locked in there and there’s no way to easily access it”

    I’m using wordpress-2.3.2 mfields can you help me please ?

    mfields, i noticed that is an if loop for attachment pages. where is that code? i don’t seed it in my archive page.

    ok, in wp-includes/classes.php line 588:

    //only select past-dated posts, except if a logged in user is viewing a single: then, if they
    		//can edit the post, we let them through
    		if ($pagenow != 'post.php' && $pagenow != 'edit.php' && !($this->is_single && $user_ID)) {
    			$where .= " AND post_date_gmt <= '$now'";
    			$distinct = 'DISTINCT';

    Does this have anything to do with it? How can it be changed?

    OK! = )

    In the code above,

    $where .= " AND post_date_gmt <= '$now'";

    should be deleted. This will allow for future posts to be displayed in wordpress 2.0.2

    The code I posted was from classes.php. Is there any reason you can’t upgrade? I really do not feel comfortable giving you advice on how to modify core files as this is something that I never do. My advice to you would be to upgrade to a version where this functionality is supported by query_posts(). In my experience it is best to work with WordPress – not against it 🙂

    I will upgrade in the next week or two, just need to patch this for the next few days. But this works just fine. Thanks for your help, mfields.

    Here’s my solution which I use on a number of websites to display event / gig lists with future dates, without using plug-ins or having to modify core WP files.

    Thanks to ‘mfields’ who put me on to the idea of exploiting the ‘post_status=future’ function in the first place.

    I’m using WP 2.6 and I tried this:

    <?php if (have_posts('post_status=future,publish')) : while (have_posts('post_status=future,publish')) : the_post(); ?>

    yet it didn’t display future posts.

    ok, so i put

    <?php query_posts('post_status=future,publish'); ?>

    in my index page and it worked. But another problem came up that I can’t use the NEXT and PREVIOUS links. In other words, I can’t use page numbers.

    How do I fix this or use a different method to get scheduled posts?

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