I am trying to publish portfolio items with a future date (using for an event based website) and I can't see to find any plugins or anything.

I have seen them for generic posts, such as "The Future is Now" and things like that. I don't know wordpress well enough to code my own solution to this :/

Does anyone know what I could do?


EDIT - I mean I want it published now, but displaying online with a future date.

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Don't use the publish date as the event date. Save the event's date in a custom field in the format yyyy-mm-dd, and use a meta query to order events by that date.

Also see pre_get_posts for ordering events correctly on archive pages without running a new query.


You should be able to use WordPress' built-in post scheduling ability. They have a tutorial on the subject:

  • Sorry, I wasn't clear enough, see my edit above. Commented Apr 18, 2014 at 17:51
  • @RobbieSeath got it, I agree with Milo's answer in that case
    – Stephen S.
    Commented Apr 18, 2014 at 17:56

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