Solved

wordpress make future posts public

Posted on 2014-10-17
1
113 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-23
I send out a weekly email that has links to articles on our website.  I'd like to set these articles to show one-per-day on our website, but allow the email subscribers a direct link to the articles. My problem is that when I set the date in the future, the article isn't available unless someone is logged in as an admin.  I'd also like the post to hit our RSS feed daily and not all the same day.

I've searched for plugins or code hacks, but can't find anything to do this.

Any suggestions are most appreciated.

Thanks,

Steve
0
Comment
Question by:stkoontz
1 Comment
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
ID: 40387266
y problem is that when I set the date in the future, the article isn't available unless someone is logged in as an admin.

The solution is to not use the scheduler, which hooks into core WordPress assumptions about visibility.

The better solution would be to use a custom fields that suppresses display of the post on the site until the posted date comes around but you still set the status of the post to publish.  A second custom field could be used to store an access code that you embed in the link in the email to allow direct inbounds to see it (e.g. www.yoursite.com/hidden-post/?look=atme).

The above is just a fast reaction.  I'm sure there's an even simpler way to do it. Perhaps code that checks post against referrer and query string before it will display?  If there is no referrer and the query string is present, display it.  If not, refuse until X date passes.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Did you use a default hosting installation of wordpress with the intention of it being your actual site?  Maybe you’ve installed it as a Blog to your current site and recently converted it to be the main site and do away with the old .htm pages.  An…
Wordpress Horizontal Drop-Down Menu In this tutorial I will show you had to add a WordPress horizontal navigation menu to your theme. I have searched and searched for a good tutorial on creating a WordPress nav menu without adding a plug-in or us…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to automatically show related posts at the bottom of a blog post in WordPress. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Plugin “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin” will be used. Go to your…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to integrate Mailchimp with WordPress, by placing a Mailchimp signup form on a WordPress Page or Post. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Mailchimp will be used. Log into your Mailchi…

948 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now