How to Add an Expiration Date to Sticky Posts in WordPress

Do you use Sticky posts in WordPress to highlight your featured posts on your blog? If so, then you probably know that each sticky post has to be manually turned off. Recently one of our users asked us for an easier way to automatically remove sticky from sticky posts. In this article, we will show you how to add an expiration date to sticky posts in WordPress.

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First thing you need to do is install and activate the Expire Sticky Posts plugin. Once activated, this plugin works out of the box and does not have any separate settings page.

Now if you want to add an expiration date to a sticky post, all you have to do is go the edit screen for any post or create a new post.

Under the Publish metabox, you will find a new setting labeled ‘Sticky Expires’. Clicking on the Edit link next to it will display a date field.

Sticky Post Expiration Setting

Simply select the date when you want the sticky post to become a normal post and press the update button.

That’s all, your sticky post will automatically expire on the given date, and it will be treated like any other regular post after that date.

We hope this article helped you add an expiration date to sticky posts in WordPress. You may also want to take a look at our tutorials on how to add sticky posts for categories and custom post type archives.

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