WordPress Yearly/Monthly/Weekly Post Repeater Plugin

By | April 8, 2007 | 17 Comments
Category: WordPress

Post Repeater plugin is a boon when you need to repeat a single post every year/month/week of the day. You may achieve this functionality by editing timestamp manually, but using this plugin you can automate this task. This plugin is very useful when you are blogging about weekly/monthly/yearly/historical events, famous persons etc. All the posts which needs to be repeated are listed on the top of your blog posts for that day.

Features

  • Uses custom field
  • No change required in theme
  • No cron job
  • No change in original timestamp of post

Version Supported

WordPress 2.1 and greater
WordPress Mu 1.1 and greater

Installtion Procedure:

  1. Download the plugin and unzip it
  2. Put the PostRepeater.php file into your wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Go to the Plugins page in your WordPress Administration area and click “Activate” for Post Repeater Plugin

So easy hmmm…….

How to repeat your post?

It is even simpler than installing your plugin. Choose the post you need to repeat and open it in edit mode. This plugin uses custom field to tag the repeater post.
Here is the custom field settings
Key = REPEATON, Value = MM/DD for yearly repeat
Key = REPEATON, Value = DD for monthly repeat
Key = REPEATON, Value = Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat for weekly repeat

Custom Field Settings Example

Key = REPEATON, Value = 04/24 will repeat the post on 24th April every year.
Key = REPEATON, Value = 09 will repeat the post on 9th of every month.
Key = REPEATON, Value = Fri will repeat the post on every Friday.

Don’t forget that you must have to put two digits for date and month number.

Known Issue

If your repeating post is very latest and comes on the front page of your blog, it will be repeated. (This post will be shown as a repeating post and as a regular post)

FAQ’s

1) I activated plugin but cannot see repeating post.
Check your wordpress version. It must be WP 2.1 or > or WPMU 1.1 or >. Check the custom field name and make sure that you spelled it correct. Check the custom field value is set to proper format MM/DD (with leading zero)

2) I would like to activate Sticky Post Plugin as well
Don’t do that mistake. It is going to throw mysql error.

3) I got weird mysql error
This plugin changes query for showing posts. It is possible that you have another plugin which also modifies the query and hence the resultant query is a junk query which MySQL is not recognizing. so now you have to deactivate any one of the plugin.


About Vishal Monpara

Vishal Monpara is a full stack Solution Developer/Architect with 13 years of experience primarily using Microsoft stack. He is currently working in Retail industry and moving 1's and 0's from geographically dispersed hard disks to geographically dispersed user leveraging geographically dispersed team members.

17 thoughts on “WordPress Yearly/Monthly/Weekly Post Repeater Plugin

  1. David Barratt

    I was wondering if you were planing on updating this plug-in? I am trying to build an events calendar within wordpress and I would like to use this plug in, but it doesn’t seem to work with WordPress 2.7. Also, would it be possible to make an easier way to repeat the posts? I need something that is easy enough for non-technical users to use. Perhaps a drop down menu?

    thanks!
    david barratt



  2. Bachmayne

    Please update this plugin it’s exactly what I need for multiple client sites and on the latest wp (2.6.3) the index page shows up completely blank.



  3. Rob

    I used this plugin a lot but since upgrading wordpress it completely dosent work. Any plans to fix it and/or upgrade it?


  4. jose

    hey it repeat the post ON THE INDICATED VALUE ONLY? AND AFTER IR DISSAPEAR AGAIN??

    FOr example , repeaton Fri. will apear every friday on home, but Saturday it will disappear?

    How to stay as if the post were posted on friday?????

    thanks!


  5. Joshua

    Is there a reason the plugin ignores the query_posts argument `cat`?

    For instance I use query_posts to display 1 post from 4 specific categories on my front page. Mixed in the various posts for each category are a few that repeat weekly Mon-Sun. They repeat properly on the correct day.

    The problem is if query_posts is set to “cat=-16&showposts=1” the Post Repeater plugin ignores the fact that cat=-16 exists.

    Any suggesstions?



  6. simon

    Thanks – couldn’t get it to start up though. I have a slightly modded wordpress setup though – currently all posts are listed (future and past) as the blog is more of a gig guide. Look forward to hopefully seeing this progress.


  7. Mark Van Steenwyk

    I love the idea of this plugin and have installed it. I’ve been looking for a plugin like this for a LONG time. Thank you.

    One question though…how do I test it? Do I just have to post something as repeating tomorrow and then wait and see?


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