If you write a blog, there are probably times when it would be nice to be able to give a blog post or page an expiration date.
For example, lets say you write a post featuring a special you’ll be running for a limited time.
Wouldn’t it be rather handy to have the post automatically expire at the same time the offer does to ensure that it doesn’t keep extending an offer to readers that’s no longer valid?
While WordPress doesn’t have a post/page expiration feature built in, there’s a wonderful plugin called PublishPress Future that adds that option to both the “Add New Post” and “Edit Post” admin pages.
After installing this plugin you’ll be able to give any blog post or page an expiration date, and when that date arrives that post/page is either automatically deleted outright or changed to “Draft” status (you get to make that choice when you enter the expiration date/time).
PublishPress Future is absolutely free, and it works extremely well. Just create your post/page, set the expiration date and a setting or two on the plugin’s Settings menu.
To add this brilliant plugin to your blog, simply log in to your WordPress Dashboard, click Plugins>Add New and then search for PublishPress Future. It’ll pop right up.
Install and activate the plugin and you’ll be all set.
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