I'm a superfan of WordPress, really I am...but...my biggest beef with it is that there's no way to schedule/manipulate already published posts...it all has to be handled manually.
I have a website that has over 1,500 posts and growing daily. Some of those posts are seasonal (I do not use wp as a "blog" or "journal" or "diary" but as a "website"...as in...I need a CMS).
Frequently I need to pull up old posts that pertain to the current season (holidays/gardening/tax time/school finals/yada yada). The only way I can do that (bring a published post back up to the top of the feed so my subscribers see it and list it on home page) is to go into each post on the day and at the time of day I want it "re-published" and manually change the timestamp. By doing that my email subscribers see the re-published post (currently rss readers don't get the "update" for some reason) and it's listed on the homepage as a recent post.
An option within each post (say by the timestamp section) that you can schedule a "re-publish date". That way the post stays "live" on the website until next season or date that WP re-publishes it.
Right now I'm having a heck of a time manipulating seasonal content (since it all has to be handled manually on the required date and the required time of day). PIA!!!
I've looked and looked and looked for plugins, all I can find that's semi-close to what I'm after is a "random" re-publish plugin. I need something that I can choose which particular post gets re-published when. Preferably built right into the post's edit section.
luv ya wp ;)