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Scheduled Content (by Sizeable)


Embed scheduled content into your pages, posts and even custom post types supporting shortcodes.

Use [szbl_scheduled_content] to wrap and schedule your content. To hide content until a specific date, use the start attribute. To have content expire, use the end attribute:

[szbl_scheduled_content start="Jan 1, 2013 12am" end="Apr 14, 2013 12:00pm"]This is my scheduled content[/szbl_scheduled_content]

You can enter dates/time in any standard format and the plugin should interpret them correctly, using the timezone set under Settings > General.


  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Use [szbl_scheduled_content start=”January 1, 2013″ end=”January 15, 2013″]


What formats can I use in the start/end attributes?

The plugin uses PHP’s strtotime() function, so any valid date/time format should work.

Does my content have to have a start date? I just want it to expire

Omit the start attribute and your content will simply expire.

Does my content have to have an end date? I just want it to not start until a specific date

Omit the end attribute and your content will never expire, it will just be hidden until the start attribute’s date.

What timezone does this plugin use?

We make every effort to use the timezone settings within your WordPress installation (comparisons are made using date_i18n which inherits the WP timezone settings).

What are my content filtering/shortcode options?

You can set the following two attributes to toggle nested shortcode processing and applying filters for the_content:

  • content_filters (defaults to true, can be set to true or false)
  • shortcodes (defaults to true, can be set to true or false)

Content filtering must be turned off for the shortcodes attribute to take effect. You’d only want to use these if you want to remove content filtering (like wpautop and wptexturize) but still process shortcodes:

[szbl_scheduled_content start="Jan 1, 2013 12am" end="Apr 14, 2013 12:00pm" content_filtering="false" shortcodes="true"]This is my scheduled content. [another_shortcode] [/szbl_scheduled_content]


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Contributors & Developers

“Scheduled Content (by Sizeable)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Enforces date localization for string to time conversion.


  • WP 5.6 and PHP 7.4 compatibility checks
  • Code formatting clean up and namespace.


  • WP 5.2 compatibility check.


  • Allows ignore_year attribute to the shortcode, to allow for ignoring the year in the start/end timestamps.


  • Updates to readme.txt


  • First commit. Basic functionality.