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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
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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.
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