Ever found your website cluttered up by old posts that are now irrelevant? (Examples might include details of Christmas services from 2011, or sign up details for events that have now passed). You can ‘Trash’ a post from the ‘All Posts’ view on the dashboard when you want to remove such posts but there might be an easier way…
If you search ‘Post expire’ in the ‘Add new’ area under ‘Plugins’ a few plugins will come up that allow you to set an expiry date for posts and pages. They won’t delete your post/page they will essentially ‘unpublish’ it. This means that you don’t have to remember to go back and remove these posts manually, it will be done automatically according to the date you set. Furthermore it will preserve the post for you, so should you change your mind you can reinstate the post.
In the past I’ve used ‘Simple expires’ but this hasn’t been updated in a while, ‘Post expirator’ appears to perform the same function and has received fairly good reviews so might be a better supported option.
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