InMotion Hosting Support Center

You never want to have old information on your site. Out-of-date content can send visitors running from your site, or, worse, can provide false information that leads others astray. This is why it's wise to have a policy of "expiring" time-sensitive posts.

It's very easy to set expiration dates for posts in WordPress using the Post Expirator plugin.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click Plugins and search for Post Expirator
  3. Install and Activate the plugin
  4. Click Posts
  5. Select a post or create a new one
  6. Scroll down in the editor window to reveal the Post Expirator metabox

Select Your Expiration

Once you have accessed the Post Expirator box, you can enable and disable expiration with a checkbox. Once enabled, you can decide what you would like to happen once the post has expired. You can select among these options:

Save your post as unpublished (but still available)
Never see the post again.
Deleted but can be restored.
Only available to authorized users.
Featured prominently on post index (based on your theme).
No longer featured prominently on post index (based on your theme).
Category: Replace
Change category.
Category: Add
Add category.
Category: Remove
Remove category.

You'll notice above that you have a lot of options. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions about using this plugin.

Was this article helpful?
Continued Education in Course WordPress
You are viewing Section 6: How to Set Expiration Dates for Posts in WordPress
Section 5: Redirect Users After a Submission with Contact Form 7
Section 7: Secure Your Contact Form 7 Form

Related Questions

Here are a few questions related to this article that our customers have asked:
Ooops! It looks like there are no questions about this page.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!
Ask a Question

Forum Login

You are NOT logged in. You can still browse our Support Center.

To participate within our Community Support Forum:

Post a Comment

Email Address:
Phone Number:

Please note: Your name and comment will be displayed, but we will not show your email address.

0 Questions & Comments

Post a comment

Back to first comment | top

Need more Help?


Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail:
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!