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How to pre-set new publish date on an already live post? (WordPress)

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by sub001, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. sub001

    sub001 Regular Member

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    I'm looking for a way to pre-set new custom publish dates on already published blog posts.

    In other words, this is what I want to do:

    1. Select a live blog post.
    2. Modify the publish date to a specific date/time in the future.
    3. The post remains Published with the original publish date until the future date/time.
    4. On the future date/time, the post's publish date updates and the post goes to the front of the loop.

    The most important is #3 above.
     
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    Go to "All Posts", find your post in the list and press "Quick Edit" under the post title. You will see option to change date
     
  3. sub001

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    Unfortunately, this doesn't meet my most important criteria: future-dating an already published post will change the status from Published to Scheduled. I need the post to stay Published with the original date/time until the future date/time, when I need the post to jump to the front of the loop.
     
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    So you want 2 posts?
    You could make an identical post and schedule that
     
  5. sub001

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    No, I want a specific post to jump to the front of the loop without needing to get up in the middle of the night to modify the publish date/time.

    Creating a new post accomplishes that, but is not a good solution as it creates more problems down the road (duplicate content, new URL, old post still live).
     
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    You could try this
    https://wpsites.net/wordpress-tips/how-to-republish-a-wordpress-post/
     
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    Ok, well good luck finding a solution
    Edit:
    Just thought of this how about making a duplicate post and setting the publish date, then using this plugin to delete the old post
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/post-expirator/
     
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