I am creating the oh-so-common Events custom post type and I want to use the published date as my event date. Eventually, in my archive, I will make sure to display posts with the scheduled status.
I know I can add a custom metadata, and I am already doing it for other datas, but I believe that in this case using the publishing data is the best. First of all, it will allow me to easily query for upcoming events or past events; secondly, nobody really cares of when an event was published; and thirdly, but most importantly, I want my archives permalinks to have the
/date/post/ structure (ex.
/2013/10/awesome-event) and it makes much more sense to have the event date there rather than the published date.
I browsed a bit through the WP core file that creates that metabox, and I couldn't find any filter that I could hook in to edit that label. Titles of the metaboxes are easily editable, but it looks like labels not so much.
Any suggestions on how to achieve something like this.