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.
- Uses custom field
- No change required in theme
- No cron job
- No change in original timestamp of post
WordPress 2.1 and greater
WordPress Mu 1.1 and greater
- Download the plugin and unzip it
- Put the PostRepeater.php file into your wp-content/plugins/ directory
- 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.
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)
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.
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.