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Post Expiration Plugin Needed $$$ (9 posts)

  1. moonviper
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I need a solution for a problem, and I'm willing to pay for it.

    Basically, I've got Wordpress MU installed, with BuddyPress.

    The BuddyPress shouldn't be an issue with this particular problem, but I'm throwing it out there as a possible factor.

    I've got a series of blogs as subdomains ( is one example) I use FeedWordPress to automatically pull in Craigslist Job Postings. Works perfectly. I'm able to automate this part of the process.

    Trouble comes when I want to delete the postings. Right now, I need to delete them manually. I want to be able to delete the postings (ideally within certain categories) automatically after a set number of days. Under ideal circumstances, I'd be able to define that one category gets deleted after X days, while another gets deleted after Y days, but that's not critical.

    I've tried a couple of the post expiration plugins out there, but they seem to work with custom tags, meaning that I still need to log on every day and change the custom tag, or within a week, I'd be having every post expire before it's even published.

    I'm running 18 sites with similar setups, and I'd rather focus on providing quality content in the other sections of the sites.

    Any ideas for possible solutions to this problem?

  2. cafespain
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Hmmm.. What plugins have you already tried, so we know which ones not to recommend.

  3. moonviper
    Posted 14 years ago #


  4. VentureMaker
    Posted 14 years ago #

  5. iolaire
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I second

    Rather than expire posts it will auto-delete them, so say you don't get 60,000 career posts slowing down your database.

  6. moonviper
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I had originally tried the auto-delete-posts, and couldn't get it to work until I dug into it a bit and discovered that it only deletes posts when a new post is added or an existing one is edited.

    That's why I couldn't get it to work. Now, it works like a dream!


    Iolaire - contact me @ eric at moonviper dot com for your reward!

  7. iolaire
    Posted 14 years ago #

    No reward needed, thanks.

  8. competitions
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I'm after something similiar but one that moves expired posts to a nominated category.

    I found

    This one allows moving of posts to another nominated category after set period, eg 7 days:

    and this one allows deleting of posts after specific day, expiration date set on each post eg 20090418:

    Is anyone aware of a plugin that will do a combination of the above, eg: allow setting of an expiration date for each post (like 20090418) then move to a nominated category after the date has passed?

  9. barkerbaggies
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Has anyone made any progress with this plugin (or absence of a plugin)?

    I'd like to ask even more of any potential plugin writers out there...

    I would really like the ability to set an in and out point for a post for a set category. ie a "this week" category for an events based blog. I would like to write the post and publish well in advance and enter the dates I would like it to belong to the "this week" category.

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  • Started 14 years ago by moonviper
  • Latest reply from barkerbaggies