WordPress is great at scheduling articles (posts) to go live, but what if you want to do the opposite — schedule a post to disappear? For that you need an expiration plugin.
WordPress has no built-in feature that allows you to set an expiration date for a post or page. Isn’t a big deal for most content, but if you work with deals, coupons, events, or any other form on content with a limited lifespan then unpublishing posts is an important feature. It’s a niche need — which is why WordPress’ plugin ecosystem exists. So I wrote plugin to do the job: Post Expiration Date.
There are other free plugins in the WordPress directory that do this, so why write one? A few small reasons it turns out.
We’ll see where this goes. The plugin already has over 100 downloads and a number of active users (with zero promotion), so it’ll be interesting to see where it goes from here. If you have any feedback or notes please don’t hesitate to send them over to me.
I realize the plugin has shortcomings and it’s probably too simple and too limited for many people but it gets the job done for me. If I see downloads coming then I’ll keep rolling out improvement in the future!
Sal Cangeloso August 21st, 2018
Posted In: Web Development