I use the future posts a lot. In fact, this post you are reading now was written almost a week before it was posted –actually I used this plugin to post about this plugin, but that is getting off topic. Anyway, if you use future posts a lot also you probably find yourself looking back and forth from your post list to a calendar or recording your future posts on a calendar to avoid having a double post on a single day and then none for three days. On top of that there are the frequent “How many days are in March again” checks.
Well this plugin gets rid of all of that. It adds a simple month-by-month calendar that shows all the months you have future posts for (and the current month no matter what), it highlights the days you have posts for, and as an added bonus if you click a day the Post Timestamp boxes change to that day, month and year (although it doesn’t check the edit timestamp box to avoid accidental changes).
The plugin also adds a sidebar widget that you can use to display your posts to others.
- Download the zip file
- Unzip and upload future_posts.php to your wp-content/plugins/ folder.
- The new box will automatically appear on edit/write post pages.
If you want to change a date to one shown just click the date and then click the “Edit timestamp” box.
- Optionally you can add it as a sidebar widget or uncomment the line “//add_action(‘activity_box_end’, ‘get_future_calendar_html’);” to have it appear on your dashboard, or use the Dashboard Editor plugin to add it as a widget.
Download:Future Posts Calendar Plugin — Works in WordPress Version 2.1+ only
On a side note you may also be interested in my: Sneak Peeks Widget