I'd like my archive.php page's daily view (is_day) to display scheduled posts (post_status=future). For example, if I go to mysite.com/2011/05/20 I would see all posts scheduled to appear on May 20.

The archive page's loop starts with:

if ( have_posts() )

and ends with:

get_template_part( 'loop', 'archive' );

Do I need to make a second loop, or can I modify this single loop to show scheduled posts? If so, how? Thank you.

1 Answer 1


Keep things simple - leave your archive templates alone and place this in your functions.php;

add_action( 'pre_get_posts', function ( $wp_query ) {
    global $wp_post_statuses;

    if (
        ! empty( $wp_post_statuses['future'] ) &&
        ! is_admin() &&
        $wp_query->is_main_query() && (
            $wp_query->is_date() ||
    ) {
        $wp_post_statuses['future']->public = true;

Essentially, it says;

If we're on a date archive, or viewing a single post, make future posts publicly visible.

As a result, WordPress behaves normally when you view archives for any given date, except now it also includes posts 'from the future'!.

  • I found this to be the most elegant of several solutions I found, thanks!
    – Kevin C.
    Mar 25, 2013 at 18:13

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