[wp-hackers] Looking for a time-based content plugin

Paul Menard codehooligans at codehooligans.com
Tue Aug 1 00:31:01 GMT 2006

On Jul 31, 2006, at 7:13 PM, David Chait wrote:

> interesting.  well, future posting already takes care of when stuff  
> shows
> up, so you just need something to make it disappear. ;)
> I can imagine a plugin that takes a date (or a number of days from  
> the post
> date...) stored in a custom field, and when that date passes it maybe
> changes the post status to draft or private or something.  That  
> wouldn't be
> too hard.

Agreed. Does not seem too hard. There was a PHP Advertising server I  
played around with last year that had this feature. You define the  
banner or whatever ad  to display on your site. Then you can define a  
roll in-roll out time. You also define an alternate ad to be shown  
when the time is outside the campaign. I'm going to start on  
something like this. But I wanted to check if anyone had seen or  
built something first. No use starting from scratch.

I think this use is more than Matt and the original developer  
intended for WP. But as I use this more and more to develop client  
sites they bring up interesting features that can mostly be  
implemented via some custom plugins.


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