Automatically Turn Off News that has Expired
The News Post Expiration Plugin allows you to set an expiration date for your News Posts. You can determine the date and time for a post to expire and also set up how you want the expired news article to be handled.
NOTE: This feature is currently in a Beta Release and may contain bugs. Please let us know if you come across any issues. Thank you.
Post Expiration and Email Subscriptions are not Compatible
If you are using our Automated Email News Blast plugin, do not activate this plugin or you may encounter missed deliveries on posts that have (or have had) post expiration dates set. We are continuing to develop this plugin and hope to resolve this conflict in the future.
Activate the Plugin
Go to News Post & Locate Expiration Settings
Check the Enable Post Expiration Box
Set the Expiration Date & Time
Set the Expiration Method
DRAFT: If you set the post to expire as a Draft, when the time comes, the posts will be unpublished and will have a draft status. It will not be seen by anyone on the front end of your site.
DELETE: This option will Delete the post completely upon expiration. Use this option with caution.
PRIVATE: This is our recommended method. This option will mark your post as private so that only Editors and Administrators can see the post on the website. All other users will not see the post.
CATEGORY REPLACE: There are a number of Category options as well. These are best for advanced themes that will display certain categories of posts on things like the slider. Great if you want to move posts but don’t want to completely remove them. Category Replace will change the Posts assigned category to something else.
CATEGORY ADD: This option will add an additional category (or categories) to your post.
CATEGORY REMOVE: This option will remove a category from your News Post upon expiration.
There are additional settings that you are welcome to explore that can be found under SETTINGS > POST EXPIRITOR. We will not be covering all of those options in this tutorial, but if you want to explore them, please feel free. This section allows you to establish default settings and more.