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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#48315 new enhancement

Scheduling already published posts or pages causes 404 error on page

Reported by: wpfed's profile 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Result: The post is now unpublished!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 (8)

#1 @nuggetsol
5 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 -

#2 @wpfed
5 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
5 years ago

  • Type changed from feature request to defect (bug)

#4 @wpfed
23 months ago

This is how the proper plugin should function, all other plugins I tested are complicated and don't merge with the UI well.

Last edited 21 months ago by wpfed (previous) (diff)

#5 @wpfed
23 months ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

#6 @bjtalbot
9 months ago

I wonder if you can help me figure out why I can't get the Revisions Extended plugin to work. (I realize you're not support staff, but I can't find much info online.) I did Download ZIP from the green Code button. Then I unzipped the file and found the revisions-extended folder within the unzipped folder. I zipped and uploaded the revisions-extended folder to my site plugins, and activated the plugin. All looked good so far, but I don't see any evidence that the plugin is working. I thought I was supposed to see a dropdown menu on the Update button in the upper right, but the Update button just looks like it did before (no down arrow) even after I make changes to the page content. Any clue what I could be doing wrong?

#7 follow-up: @wpfed
9 months ago

@bjtalbot use the tagged release or just refer to this

#8 in reply to: ↑ 7 @bjtalbot
9 months ago

Replying to wpfed:

@bjtalbot use the tagged release or just refer to this

Thanks @wpfed!!

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