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 Out-of-date content can send visitors running from your site, or, worse, can provide false information that leads others astray.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.
- Log into your WordPress Dashboard
- Click Plugins and search for Post Expirator
- Install and Activate the plugin
- Click Posts
- Select a post or create a new one
- 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- Save your post as unpublished (but still available)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.