How to schedule a WordPress post update to publish at a future date/time

by | Mar 4, 2013

While building the website for the Peculiar Film Festival, we ran into an interesting situation:

The film festival listed each of the festival selections on their own page (a post actually) with film information, a few social links for the film and the film’s trailer.

Many of the films shown in this B-horror movie festival are also available to watch in their entirety online and others are available to purchase via digital download and/or DVD.

The festival wanted to update their website with the YouTube video of the complete film and the purchase information after the film had been shown during the festival.

The goal: to bring people to the festival, then reward filmmakers by offering fans the ability to purchase the film after they had viewed it at the festival.

The solution: Revisionary

Revisionary allows users to schedule an update/revision to publish at a future date/time. Admins can select the user level allowed to schedule revisions. As well, Revisionary has an option to send an email to editors and admins when a user schedules a post revision.

There is one slight issue with Revisionary – It has not been updated in over a year, so if you use the plugin, keep an eye on it to make sure it continues working as you periodically update WordPress.

As of now, Revisionary version 1.1.9 works with WordPress 3.5.1.

1 Comment

  1. I’m assuming Revisionary is not planning on updating the plugin any time soon. Great tool but my only problem with it is that it publishes the post showing the date I scheduled it and not the Publish date, requiring me to go in and change the date manually. I often schedule posts 2 weeks ahead of time, so when they publish, they’re showing the date as two weeks ago 🙁


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