by Peter Shaw.
Allows posts and pages to be archived so you can remove content from the main loop and feed without having to trash it.
Note the latest realease has some major backend changes. It incorporates Imaths Wp status library. It works perfectly on my setups, and seems to be working well elsewhere, but if it breaks anything on yours let me know in the support forum and I will address the issue immediately
This plugin allows you to archive your WordPress content similar to the way you archive your e-mail. Unlike other archiving solutions though this actually does it all and does it properly
This plugin is ideal for sites where certain kinds of content is not meant to be evergreen
Check out our documentation for more information on why and how to use this new status.
All tickets for the project are being tracked on GitHub.
lh-archived-post-statusfolder to the
Actually, no, they are not the same thing.
The Draft status is a “pre-published” status that is reserved for content that is still being worked on. You can still make changes to content marked as Draft, and you can preview your changes.
The Private status is a special kind of published status. It means the content is only available to certain logged in users.
The Archived post status, on the other hand, is meant to be a “post-published” status. Once a post has been set to Archived the content is either hidden entirely from non logged in viewers or removed from the front page and feed (but still available on singular pages). This behaviour is controlled in the settings screen.
Actually it does more! Unlike the other plugin content archived with this plugin can still be available to non logged in visitors (depends on plugin settings) and just removed from the front page and xml feeds (with a custom message can also be added to flag to visitors that the content is no longer up too date). Alternately it can be hidden entirely (to non logged in viewers).
Yes, there is nothing wrong with trashing old content. However it will be hidden from non logged in viewers.
However, WordPress automatically purges trashed posts every 7 days (by default), so it will be gone.
This is what makes the Archived post status handy. You can unpublish content without having to delete it forever.
This not not part of my plugin per se but it is easily done.
The easiest way would be to install a plugin that allows you to query by post_status eg: https://wordpress.org/plugins/display-posts-shortcode/
and input the shortcode with the post_status of archive:, eg [display-posts post_status=”archive”]
If you want to customise the display that shortcode has plenty of arguments. There are also other shortcodes tha can do this (just search the repository).
LH Archived Post Status, and all https://lhero.org plugins are made to WordPress standards. Therefore they should work with all well coded plugins and themes. However not all plugins and themes are well coded (and this includes many popular ones).
If something does not work properly, firstly deactivate ALL other plugins and switch to one of the themes that come with core, e.g. twentyfifeen, twentysixteen etc.
If the problem persists please leave a post in the support forum: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/lh-archived-post-status/. I look there regularly and resolve most queries.
Please contact me for custom work and enhancements here: https://shawfactor.com/contact/
0.01 February 12, 2015
* Initial release
0.02 February 17, 2015
* Added public/private option
1.00 March 26, 2015
* Added icons
1.1 April 24, 2015
* Added nonces
1.2 June 15, 2015
* Added settings
1.30 July 17, 2015
* Code improvements
1.31 August 17, 2015
* Minor code improvements
1.40 March 10, 2016
* Simpler codebase
2.00 October 20, 2016
* Handle post expiry
2.10 November 05, 2016
* Handle bulk actions
2.11 November 11, 2016
* Wp editor for archive message
2.12 November 21, 2016
* Added check for empty option
2.13 December 27, 2016
* Added fix for php warnings
2.14 January 04, 2017
* Better documentation
2.15 January 27, 2017
* Sticky post bug fix
2.16 July 25, 2017
* Don’t use on attachments
2.17 October 04, 2017
* Various improvements
2.18 October 08, 2017
* Bug Fix
2.19 October 10, 2017
* Changed uninstall method to static
2.20 November 27, 2017
* Added message filter and disquss fix
2.30 April 25, 2018
* WP status library
3.00 May 01, 2022
* Repository release and code cleanup, any breaking changes let me know in the furms and I will address immediately
3.01 May 14, 2022
* Minor change for Advanced Ads compatibility
3.02 May 18, 2022
* Take 2 at working with plugins that do funky things to metaboxes