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Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#48315 new defect (bug)

Scheduling already published posts or pages causes 404 error on page

Reported by: wpfed Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Revisions Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Scenario: If you have a live published page and need to make some changes to it but those changes shouldn't be visible until a certain time.


  1. Edit a published post
  2. Change the publish date to future date and click update

Result: The post is now unpublished! (404 error)

Expected: New changes I made to update/appear on the scheduled date without taking down the page with a 404 error in the meantime.

Solution: Draft a revision of a published post without un-publishing it?

There is discussion about it here from a while ago, but none of the solutions or plugins are good:



This seems like a common workflow?

Change History (3)

#1 @nuggetsol
2 years ago

Have you tried using Oasis Workflow Pro plugin - Apart from providing an editorial workflow, it allows you to add review workflow for published/revised article. Check this article and see if this helps - https://www.oasisworkflow.com/documentation/working-with-workflows/revise-published-content

#2 @wpfed
2 years ago

Thanks, I have not tried that plugin but it does look to provide a solution to the workflow issue, specifically revising live published content without taking it offline.

It also seems to add extra options that I wasn't really looking for, just wanted something simple and to the point, will investigate it some more.

#3 @wpfed
2 years ago

  • Type changed from feature request to defect (bug)
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