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Auto Expire Posts


Easily configure posts to expire at a certain date and time. After posts expire, they can become drafts, private, deleted, or in the trash. Works without Cron enabled.


  • Post editor with expiration options at the bottom.


  1. Click «Add New» in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for «Auto Expire Posts»
  3. Click «Install Now»
  4. Activate the plugin


What time zone is the time input in?

It uses the browser’s local time zone.

Can a message be displayed for expired posts?

Not at the moment. In the future, we may add a feature to remove post content without removing the post itself.


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  • Initial release