The plugin works out of the box. A big plus is that it allows for specifying which post type to apply Post Expirator to, and works with custom post types too!
One feature I suggest to add. Under the drop down menu How to expire, it would be nice to have an option to trash the item (just like the standard WP trash function.) Currently, the Delete option does exactly what it implies - the post is gone for good.
all is in the title ;)
I gave 4 star just because couldn't figure out how to show expire days to go on my post-types posts for users. could you help me to find it out?
I use Ultimatum frameworks and design my own themes. I wanted to use this for a client site, and at first had trouble. I thought it may not be working with Ultimatum (a number of plugins are incompatible and/or quirky when used in Ultimatum). My test post did not expire or change categories. However, after opening my site in a private browsing window, the post was expired, though it still appeared on the browser window where I was still logged in as admin. So one more thing to check before discounting this plugin.
It's an excellent plugin that can be used for different purposes.
I wanted a simple event system that allowed me to set a date in which an event would move from a list called "upcoming" to another called "finished". Nothing else, no agenda or calendar or tickets.
Post Expirator, a custom post type, a custom taxonomy and Display Posts Shortcode were all I needed to get exactly what I wanted. Excellent!
This would have been 5 stars except for the lack of an option to set an interval or a specific time for the expiration to happen. I am transitioning a sire from an old hand-coded system to WP. In my old system, I expired posts once a day, at 0000 GMT (which required exactly one database update statement). I don't need the plugin doing anything except once a day, and I am concerned about the amount of resources being used to update the database more frequently. In fact, I'd like eliminate the time element when I specify expiration completely, and just expire by date.
I do like the flexibility of "expiring" posts to a category, and the UI is OK. The expirations are working as I expect, so the plugin is working as advertised.
Updating my rating after the internal cron tasks have been updated to only run when due. Author is serious about the quality of this plugin and updates it regularly.
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