Future-dating blog posts
I would like to have a feature added to the Blog module.
In many cases, I will write several blog posts at once, though I would like to have them post in different dates in the future. I am able to do this on blogspot and it is really handy if you want to set up regular posts, reminder posts, etc. and keep the action going!
Would you consider that the blog-post would only post on the (activate) day that is used in the top of each post?
Thanks in advance,
Emma Hill commented
So, 6 years later there's still no blog scheduler? A blog scheduler would be so useful! I LOVE the simple suggestion of having posts being posted immediately, but hidden until the specified date roles around. Even the simplest, most basic scheduling feature would be a significant improvement. What ever is easiest for wild apricot staff to put up quickly. Please give your bloggers a scheduling feature!
Angelique Manley commented
@Evgeny ... yes I think your "simple plan" would be sufficient for most people's needs and certainly better than nothing. So if going after the simple solution means getting the feature to market sooner...then it has my vote!
Stuart McClain commented
perhaps it would be an easier implementation if there were a setting in the Widget for displaying blog posts that filters based on the 'Author Date/Time" - so you could put a future date in that field - and only have articles/posts display that are equal to or before the current date - then as the the blog post date equals the current date - it will then display as new??
Shannon Pratt commented
Ability to schedule blog posts. It would be great to be able to write a blog/news post in advance of when it needs to go live on the website aka write & schedule instead of needing to write & post in the moment.
We'd like to schedule a number of blogs to be posted at a later We'd like to schedule a number of blogs to be posted at a later date, like a blog scheduler.? We'd also like to have the blogs in a format, so that they can be shared, tracked and commented on with the ability to attach images and videos. Such as the free tutorials on Phlearn.com.
Any plans yet for when we will see this feature added?
Cindy, Nia - thanks for comments and votes. It helps to prioritize the requests higher. But currently we have a limited set of resources and we have to prioritize. Our current plans are published here - http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Product+roadmap
We'll get to this particular suggestion at some point, just not right now.
This feature would be an awesome feature for frequent bloggers. I see comments have been in the queue since 2011. Come on, Wild Apricot, you've already got a date and time out there, pull the trigger and let us schedule future blog posts.
I second this request. It would be very helpful to be able to write a blog post and ~ rather than have it post immediately ~ to schedule it to post at a future date & time. A simple calendar tool would allow this selection, I imagine.
Michelle Romero commented
Yes, this would be extremely helpful for me too. I also have time-specific posts. Thanks!
Yes, this would definitely be helpful. Thanks.
Yes, I vote for this feature.
Sharon Graham commented
I'm wondering the same thing. It would be very helpful to future-date a post.
Shelbi Hoffman commented
Was this change ever made. I also have the need to hide blog posts until a specific date.
Re auto-archival - see separate post http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8826262-way-to-automatically-remove-or-hide-blog-post-as
I realized that there have to be also relative options to setup date/time - i.e. hide in 2 months or publish in 1 week.
What do you think of the following
1) Simple change
on new blog post page we add simple checkbox right after date/time controls with label "Hide until this date/time". If selected, the post is not shown to anybody except admin until the date. Admin sees special label (Hidden) near title of each of such posts.
2) more advanced
add 2 new options:
Publish on: (*) Immediately () [ date ] [ time ]
Hide on: (*) Do not hide () Hide now () [ date ] [ time ]
Each option is a radiochoice that defines when the post should be published and when hidden. Default options keep the same behaviour as now.
Again, each hidden post (not published yet or hidden) has special (Hidden) label near title so admin can distinguish them from other posts.
Connie Clem commented
We would like this, too.
In fact, the presence of a calendar and clock makes it look as though the option is already there. This is misleading.
Sharon Graham commented
We would also appreciate this feature greatly.
I will need such feature also.
It would even be better if we can set dates for posting but also for achiving posts.