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How to Expire WordPress Posts after a Specific Date ctm magazine

There are always times when you are running a time sensitive deal on your site that you want to expire. Often those posts live in a category like News or Contests, but there are times when you don’t want that. What if there was a way to get rid of the post entirely? In this video, we will show you how to expire posts after specific date in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Some WordPress posts are time sensitive such as sales, or deals.

Wouldn’t it be nice if WordPress had a way to expire those posts once the sale was over, so those posts don’t just sit around in the archives.

You can do that with Post Expirator plugin in WordPress.

Learn how to expire posts in WordPress after a specific date.

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  • Caleb Newman on March 23, 2014


  • Terry Brooks on July 30, 2014

    I wanted to see other changes, not just draft.  I don't understand how the "category" change would work.

  • Douglas Barnes on August 5, 2014

    Is it still working? I see that a lot of users are complaining that the plugin stopped functioning with recent updates.

  • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on August 8, 2014

    @Douglas Barnes There may be some issues on current WordPress versions. The plugin author has not made a update recently.

  • Oliver de la Rosa on August 7, 2016

    Fantastic! Just what I needed, thank you

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