Republish Old Posts for WordPress

Real-Time Find and Replace Plugin

Introduction

The Republish Old Posts plugin, inspired by the now defunct and no longer available Old Post Promoter, helps revive old posts by resetting the publish date to the current date. This will push old posts to your front page, the top of archive pages, and back into RSS feeds.

Why would you want to do this? Here are a few reasons:

  1. New visitors to your site haven't seen your old content. This will help them discover it.
  2. Old content won't show up in date-based searches on search engines, but resetting the date can make them look fresh again.
  3. People like to share and link to new content and they determine that by looking at the publication date.

This ideal for sites with a large repository of evergreen content.

WARNING: DON'T USE THIS PLUGIN IF YOUR PERMALINKS INCLUDE DATES

Tips

This plugin is straight-forward to use, but I have a few recommendations:

  • Consider republishing content that is at least 90 days old. You don't want to upset current users by making them see things they'll remember they've seen before.
  • A randomness interval can make the republishing seem more natural. Not mandatory, but those with tinfoil hats may appreciate this feature.
  • The frequency of republishing should depend on how much content you have. The more you have, the more frequently you can republish without running into a situation where you run out of old content.
  • Review your posts for those that shouldn't be republished. This includes those that are date specific, not really content (like forms), are that just aren't worth republishing. Filter these by category or using the custom field available in the pro version.

Pro Version

The pro version of this plugin has a number of features worth pointing out. These features include:

  • Additional minimum intervals: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 days, 3 days, and 7 days.
  • Additional randomness intervals: 12 hours and 24 hours.
  • Additional post age options: 120 days, 240 days, 365 days, 730 days.
  • Ability to filter out any posts of your choosing so that they are never republished. This provides more fine-grained control than just selecting a category.
  • Choosing whether a random post or the oldest post that otherwise meets the criteria should be republished.

Before you buy, please note that:

  • You are required to buy one (1) license per site/domain. Additional installations on ‘localhost' do not require a separate license.
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390 Comments

  1. Hi
    Additional randomness intervals? What does it mean? And seem my plugin don't active

    • I don't understand your question. As for your plugin not being active, did you download the pro version and enter the license? If so, did you get an error message?

    • I use your plugin version free. And i see plugin not working, just pro version then plugin working?
      My plugin: WP Content Crawler, WP Super Cache, Rank Math SEO. If pro version make plugin working, I am very available

      • At the core both plugins are the same. The pro version has some additional filters. If the free version doesn't work on your site, the pro version probably won't either.

    • Does conflict plugin? Or do you have a solution?

      • I don't know why it isn't working for you. One thing to check is that you're not looking at a cached version of the page.

  2. Hello Marios

    I use Geodirectory which has default Custom Post Types of 'Places' and 'Events', would it be possible to modify the application so that it also identified and republished custom posts which meet the criteria.

    Many Thanks Dan

    • It's possible, but I don't have any plans at this time to extend the plugin to include other post types.

  3. Hello Marios

    Your plugin is fantastic and helps save me a lot of time by automatically republishing posts for me. The challenge I face is that I publish a lot of offers which are time-related when the offer ends I prefix them with EXPIRED. The PRO versions currently has the following option 'Must contain this phrase in the title to be republished e.g. word will match word, keyword, words:'. It would be a massive help to me if you could also add the reverse of this rule 'Must NOT contain this phrase in the title to be republished e.g. word will match word, keyword, words:'.

    Regards Dan

    • Thanks for the idea. However, I can't provide a timeline for doing this. Perhaps there's some combination of excluding a category or using a custom field to force an item to be excluded?

  4. I just purchased the PRO version. How do I install it to replace the free version?

    • Download the pro version using the link you received. Upload the pro version, but before you activate the pro version be sure to deactivate the free version as they both can't be active.

  5. i just installed the Pro version. I dont see the extra fields in my posts. How do I initiate a full set of scheduled republish (site has been stale for a while and need to start re-publishing)

    • I'm not sure what you mean by extra fields in your posts. Which fields are you expecting to see?

      • In the setting:
        Force republishing posts with the following custom field: rop_force

        Where do I see the rop_force custom field?

        • Ah. Not many people use that functionality. To use it, select Add Custom Field in the post edit screen. Give it the same label and value as is shown in the ROP plugin settings page. Once you've created the custom field, it'll be available in the custom fields drop-down on the post edit screen so you just need to provide the value.

      • ok - i have removed those values - but so far nothing has been re-published - is there a way to 'jump start' the plugin so that old stuff starts queuing up?

        is there a queue or is it run on a timer? is there a way to see what WILL be republished?

        • Have you confirmed that you have posts that are old than the max age? Make sure you haven't checked categories that have the posts that qualify. Also, if you want to jump start, just set the post interval to a low value and then put it back the normal value after the first item republishes.

  6. Hi,

    Do you have some screenshots about this fonction please ?

    "Omit from republishing posts with the following custom field"

    I've try it, but it's not working, I must miss something.

    Thx.

    Kind regards.

    • I don't have a screenshot, but I use the feature myself. It should just be a matter of making sure the post has the correct custom field and value associated with it. You can use the default values the plugin has or make up your own.

  7. Hi,
    Would it be possible to use tags in order to determine whether to republish a post? The reason I ask is that I already use tags to indicate if an offer is active and if news articles are featured so I can easily identify them in some of my other plugins.
    Many Thanks Dan
    www.attractionsnearme.co.uk

    • The plugin doesn't currently use tags.

  8. Hi, I own the Pro version, and I'm struggling with my specific application. I hope someone can help:

    I have only 1 specific category that I want to republish. It's a "daily message" that goes out as an RSS broadcast everyday at 7am using Mailchimp. The RSS broadcast link in MC is set to get the latest post of the specific category feed.

    I have about 500 daily messages already published under the category "Daily Message". I want to start re-posting them automatically now. They will get sent out with MC, one every morning at 7.

    I'm having trouble understanding the Pro settings. I'd like to re-publish posts that are more than 240 days old, choosing randomly, but not repeating the ones already posted until they are at least 365 days old (ideally).

    I don't understand what the "Randomness Interval" does exactly, as well as "Select Random Post".

    Can someone please help me achieve my desired result? Thanks!

    • It sounds like you want to:

      1. Exclude all categories except Daily Message.
      2. Set the interval to daily.
      3. Set the minimum age to 240.

      Unfortunately, you can't have a minimum age of 240 and another value of 365.

      The Select Random Post setting determines whether, from the pool of posts that qualify for republishing, if what's selected should be random or, if not, select the oldest. My guess is you don't want random.

      The Random Interval is a way to have republishing time not be the same everyday. If you want the same time (more or less), set the Random Interval to 0.

      I hope that helps!

  9. Hi, can u make the "Minimum Interval Between Post Republishing:" to 5 minutes?

    • More intervals are on my list. No release date yet though.

  10. Well, I deactivated my PRO version because it's ruining my site. A few months ago, I duplicated posts that had URLs that Google didn't like. Then I redirected the old long URL to the new post (same content, new URL). Over the summer, as this plugin republished posts, if it had anything to do with either the old one or the new one, it erased the new post. Thus, I ended up with a TON of 404s that I didn't know about until a reader emailed me. I just spent 2 hours putting in new redirects because those posts are gone and the redirects apparently with them. I know it's not the redirect plugin because it's working fine and it wouldn't delete posts.

    It was a huge mistake for me to buy and depend on this plugin. HUGE! Not only did I lose out on traffic, every 404 raised my bounce rate and told Google that the page wasn't there so I've slipped in rank.

    Mistake.

    PS I also think it screwed up the code when it republished. All my Amazon code showed as code and not as ads. I had to fix those too.

    • I don't believe my plugin is able to do what you've described. The most it could do is change the status of a post from published to unpublished. There is no way it can actually delete a post even in the worst case scenario. It also doesn't modify anything in the post other than the publish date. It might be good to look into the issue further as it may still exist on your site and could cause you problems going forward.

  11. Hello,
    I can't buy a "pro version. I have the message "Checkout - Your cart is empty." Thanks

    • Someone else had the same problem. They retried and it worked. I don't know what's causing it though.

  12. Good morning, I have divided my site into multiple installations on the same domain. Now the republish plugin old post is activated only on the first installation metre on the others not.

    • Each license is for one site.

  13. Hi,

    lately, Pro is republishing two different posts at the same time. It used to only post one at a time.

    Minimum Interval Between Post Republishing: 7days
    Randomness Interval (added to minimum interval): 0 minutes
    Select Random Post? Yes

    Any suggestions?

    Regards

    • I haven't seen double posting before. It might help to deactivate and reactivate as this will reset the saved value for when the last re-publishing occurred.

      • Hi,
        I have the pro version and I'm having the same issue as well. I tried uninstalling the plug in and then reinstalling it 2 days later, but still had the same issue. My setting is to republish a post every 24 hours with 0 minutes of randomness. Thanks for any ideas.

        Also, when you publish a new version of the pro plug in, will it notify us in Wordpress or how do we know to update? Thanks!

        • I'm not sure why it isn't republishing anything for you. However, for the settings to be deleted, the plugin needs to be deleted and not just deactivated so you could try that if you haven't already.

          Updates will trigger a notification within your installation of WordPress in the same way that other plugin updates are displayed. Once there's an update notification, you can update from within WordPress too.

      • Thanks for the info on updating. The issue I was referring to was the double posting. When the plugin activates, it publishes two posts for some reason. I deactivated and deleted the plugin, but that didn't change it. Do you think it would help if I manually deleted the plugin directory after deactivating and deleting the plugin from within Wordpress? Thanks for any advice.

        • Manually deleting the files shouldn't have any impact. Deleting from within WordPress triggers a deletion of a setting that I thought might help.

  14. Must contain this phrase in the title to be republished e.g. word will match word, keyword, words:

    Does this mean if I use the keyword "evergreen" in all the posts I want republished, then it will only republish those posts? Thank you, Tina

    • Yes that's how it would work. But you could achieve the same thing by creating an Evergreen category and excluding all other categories. Adding "evergreen" to your titles may be confusing to your readers.

      • Thanks for getting back to me but I use multiple categories so I don't think that will work. What if I use the word "evergreen" in my tags? Will it then republish those posts?

      • I use multiple categories so I don't think that will work. What if I use "evergreen" as a tag? Will it then republish those posts? Thanks, Tina

        • The plugin doesn't work with tags. How many posts do you need to mark as "evergreen"?

      • I am sorry for my multiple comments below. I didn't realize they both went through. Anyway, I have quite a few evergreen posts. Relevant posts for years to come. So I am not sure how to do this... Instead of omitting categories, for me it would be better to "include" the checked categories. Then you could just have all the posts fall into an Evergreen category, as well as whatever other categories are related. Just a thought. I bought the pro version, but am not sure how I will use it. If you have any ideas, let me know :-) Thanks!

        • There are a couple of approaches. Which one is easier will depend on how many evergreen or non-evergreen posts you have.

          1) You can use the custom field to exclude posts.
          2) You could exclude all categories and set the custom field to force inclusion of a post.

          Both of these will require adding a custom field to some of your existing posts so the decision will probably be determined by whether you have more evergreen or non-evergreen posts.

  15. Does the pro version allow you to republish other content types besides pages? I wanted to use it to republish my Product pages so I can automatically repost them to social media.

    • Both the free and pro version republish posts. Not pages or other content types.

      • Ah, that's too bad. Have you considered adding the ability to auto-republish other content types or happen to know of another way to do this?

        Thanks!

        • Yes it's an idea on my list. I always have to consider the effort against the potential return especially for a feature that I don't personally need :-)

  16. I purchased the Pro version and don't see where to activate it on the already installed plug in. Can you help please?

    • You need to download the pro version using the link provided in your license email. The free and pro versions are different plugins (restrictions imposed by WordPress.org force me to do things this way). Then upload the zip file to your site. Deactivate the free version and activate the pro version.

  17. Hi,
    My reposts are occurring around 4:00 pm every day and I would like to reset it to Noon. I went in to my plugin settings at noon the following day, changed the options to 24 hour interval with 0 Randomness Interval, and saved the settings hoping that would reset the plugin to post at noon each day. So far, postings are continuing to post around 4:00 pm. Is there any way to reset the posting time that the Pro version plugin rules follow? Thanks!

    • Setting a time is a feature I've wanted to add for a while, but I haven't had a chance. One thing that might work is deactivating the plugin and then deleting it entirely. Deleting it should remove the last publish time so that when you reactivate it starts at the current time.

      • Thanks for your reply. I tried this and it worked! I did want to pass on a slight issue that occurred though. When I reactivated the plugin at the time I wanted, that was apparently all I needed to do to make it work. Instead, I reactivated the plug, but then I verified my variables and then clicked "Save" to save my options. I started having TWO old posts republish at the intended time instead of just one. I'm assuming it's because I activated the plugin AND then saved my options. I'm going to test it again tomorrow to see if it works like I expect, when just activating the plugin. Thanks for your help.

  18. Hi, I had the free version of old posts promoter and for years it was working amazingly. Then it stopped working. I later found out it was no longer supported. I downloaded the free version of republish old posts but it was not working. So I bought the pro version yesterday, set the post age to 6 hours and it's not working. Any ideas as to how?

    • Can you send me a screenshot of your settings? You can use the support email address provided in the email with the download link. Most issues are with people setting the republishing settings such that nothing actually qualifies for republishing e.g. posts have to be older than a certain date, but there aren't any actually that old.

  19. Hi.

    I’m interested in this plugin. Below I explain some details of my needs so you can confirm if I can do it with this plugin.

    I have thousands of old published posts, I need them to reappear in the WordPress Feed Rss modifying the publication date to a current date. Can be done? If the publication date is changed, will the posts return to the Feed?

    I would need the Feed to be updated with a new post every 10 minutes, not all at once. It’s possible?

    WordPress cron I have it disabled in the wp-config file, I use the cron of the server to activate the WordPress cron every so often. This would be a problem?

    I do not understand very well what it's for: Additional randomness intervals. What is this exactly for?

    Thank you.

    • The plugin works by resetting the publish date of a post. It should reappear in the feed since the feed is set to show the most recent posts. You can set a minimum time between republishing although the closest interval is 5 minutes or 15 minutes. The plugin doesn't rely on cron, but it does rely on there being visitors to your site.

  20. I am trying to RePost and have wordpress send out an email to my email subscribers. I set up the settings for one of the posts I want to repost, but nothing hits the email. How do I "trigger" the event?
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/db19v514468f273/Screenshot%202018-06-06%2019.16.28.png?dl=0

    • Are you seeing posts republish? Your settings look good.

      • Perhaps I don't understand. How can I see if they are re-posted? Am I supposed to be doing something on the Post page or settings?

        • A republished post should appear at the top of your site's RSS feed or at the top your archive page.

    • What plugin are you using to send emails? I'm wondering if you should also enable the option to generate a new guid. If the plugin you're using to notify users of a new post is relying a unique guids then it may need to "see" a new unique one when republishing.

  21. Thank you so much for this plugin! I love it - simple, lots of options, and does what it says it will do! I had a question about the random feature. Will the plugin go through re-posting all of the posts once before repeating the posts a second time or could it choose the same post twice in a row? Again, thanks for an excellent plugin.

    • It'll select from the pool of posts that qualify for reposting regardless of whether a post was recently republished.

      • Thanks - so if I choose the non-random option, the plugin will just go to the oldest post and use that one?

        • Yes.

  22. Hi, I'm not sure what the "Trigger a publish event when republishing" option does or means. Would you please clarify that and tell me what will happen if I check that box?

    • Some other plugins monitor for when a post is published for the first time. Checking the box makes it look like the post is being published for the first time so that those plugins will be alerted.

      • Thank you. I'd like for MailChimp to be notified. I'm not using a plugin, I just entered the rss/feed page in my MailChimp account. Will that be enough for them to be notified?

        • I can't say as I don't use MailChimp.

    • I don't see this box in either Free version or ProVersion. I want to be sure that email's are triggered like a normal publishing event.

      • It's only available in the pro version. Make sure you have the latest version.

  23. Hi! I have buy pro version becouse is very nice plugin but I have a question: I have a blog with 5000 posts and 5 catagories but I need to republish always the same post every day. How can select single post for to do this?
    Thank you

    • You could assign a special category to that one post and then exclude all other categories from republishing.

  24. Hi! I'm the one who posted on the free forum.

    I bought this pro version, but how do I enable it on my WP site? I can't find any field or keys to enter.

    • You have to download the pro version using the link in the confirmation email you got. Then upload the pro version and activate it and you'll see new fields for the license. If you still have the free version active, it must be deactivated first. The free and pro versions are actually different plugins. I wish I could combine them, but WordPress.org has restrictions the prevent me from doing so.

      • Well, I have my PayPal receipt but I don't have the confirmation email. Can you please just email me the link? I paid for it on May 9.

        • I just sent it again. I used the email address you used for your comment here rather than the one you used for the order. Perhaps the one you used for the order flagged it as spam?

  25. Hi again Marios,

    Can you explain what the force republishing posts with the following custom field does?

    • When a post has the right custom field and the right value, it is included in the pool of posts that the plugin considers for republishing regardless of the date or any other criteria.

      • Oh I see, so this will override ignore...

        Could I humbly request a couple of functionalities based on the forced republish? It would make your plugin very powerful!

        1. Add the ability to add several force republish based on custom fields criteria.

        2. Options for when to run the above criteria. Ie
        I. Always
        II. Date range (without year)

        Best regards

        • You can always request things. When they get done is another matter :-)

  26. Hi, I’m using the pro version and it doesn’t see to work with the social media publish plug in I’m using (wp to buffer). I’ve activated the trigger publish event... but no joy. Do I need the update guid option as well?

    Thanks in advance!
    A

    • Sorry, but I don't know anything about how the WP to Buffer plugin works.

      • Hi, I found out more about the WP to buffer plugin. The publish_post hook is what WP to Buffer uses. Does Republish Old Post Pro use this hook?

        • If you have the trigger publish event setting checked then what happens is the post is momentarily unpublished and the published. The change from unpublished to published should alert and "listening" plugins like WP to Buffer. However, if the listening plugin is also "looking" for duplicates, you also need to force a new GUID to be created so that the republished post looks new.

        • Thanks Marios...

          It seems like WP to buffer only works with manual publishes... not sure why.

  27. 4 Questions...

    1. If the permalinks I have for my older posts have the date in them, is it *not advisable* to use this plugin or will it simply not work? I can always go back and take the dates out of the permalinks.

    2. Does this work for podcasts? My iTunes RSS feed is through Feedburner and comes from a category on my wordpress blog. It seems like this could be done so people that are subscribed to my podcast can get new episodes of archived content on a more regular basis is this correct? http://feeds.feedburner.com/ExtremeHealthRadioPodcasts

    3. Is it possible to add some word like ARCHIVED in front of it (on the podcast player or in the title) so even though it's new content, people know it's older?

    4. Currently we have 500 plus episodes. Can I release 5 episodes per week and then will it start over again from the beginning?

    • 1. It isn't advisable because republishing will result in a new URL for every republished post. So links from other sites will break. And traffic from search engines will undoubtedly decline.

      2. The plugin republishes standard posts. It may work with podcasts or it may not as I don't know what type of content they are. If they're standard WordPress posts then yes it'll work. Try the free version to find out.

      3. No that option doesn't exist.

      4. You can set the plugin to republish posts that meet a certain criteria based on age of the post and when the most recent item was republished. It'll keep republishing as long as something qualifies based on the settings you've selected.

  28. My posts have not republished since February 2nd. What can be the issue?

    • Do you have posts that still qualify for republishing i.e. that are old enough?

      • Hi Marios,
        Yes I do. Similar to another poster I found all my posts either have publish dates of either February 2nd, or January 31. It's almost as if the plugin performed a mass republishing of all my posts for those two days.

        • That's a strange one and I'm not sure what the issue might be. I made a tweak and deployed a new version of the plugin (version 1.19). Can you install it? Depending on how you update, make sure the plugin (the plugin itself, not the license) goes through the deactivation/reactivation steps.

  29. I have used the Pro version on one of my websites and it works great. I purchased a license to use it on a second website and installed it there and set it up to publish every seven days. I did that yesterday. So far, it has not started to republish any old posts. What might the problem be? What should I do?

    • Can you try with a shorter period? Since you selected every 7 days, it could be a week before it republishes.

      • That seemed to do the trick. Here's a suggestion: add a "republish one old post now" feature.

      • I am a computer novice so please forgive in advance if my questions are simplistic.

        I have a WordPress Blog Premium Business version.

        I would like to set it up so that each of my 1600+ post automatically re-post "Annually."

        Can your product do this "Annually?"

        It appears that all of my current posts have "permalinks." Is there a way to get rid of the permalinks without losing the post itself.

        Thank you

        • You can sort of do annual republishing by telling the plugin to only publish things that are at least 365 days old. If you have multiple posts that need republishing on any given day then you would set the plugin to publish hourly or whatever value makes sense for your site. However, you can't indicate that the plugin should publish today only things that were published exactly one year ago.

          I don't understand your question about permalinks. Permalinks are fine as long as they don't use the date in them. If dates are used, don't use this plugin.

  30. Some of the republished posts appear to have changed their titles. I'm using the change GUID and activate publishing event settings in the pro version. Is this what's causing it?

    • The plugin doesn't make changes to the title.

      • I did not mean the title of the post, I meant the URL. The URL has been actually switched to the post title when republished by the plugin. I disabled the create new GUID and the activate publishing event and it seems to have fixed it. That’s why I was curious which setting might be causing it.

        • That's strange. The slug which is used for the URL is different from the GUID which is what my plugin modifies. What are your permalink settings? Maybe I can reproduce the issue if I use your settings.

        • Currently set to:

          /%category%/%postname%/

          If you are not able to reproduce, maybe it's a conflict with another plugin. What does the 'activate publishing event' do?

        • I use that same slug so that's not likely the issue.

          The activate publish event quickly sets the post to unpublished and then back to published. This change tells WordPress to do all of the things that it would normally do when something is first published. Some plugins may also be triggered by this as well. For example, I know some people use a plugin to publish to social media sites and this notifies those plugins to push the post out to social media sites. When this setting is off, only the post date is changed which WordPress and plugins don't "notice".

        • Thanks for looking into it. I am trying to decide whether it is worth further investigating for myself or just leaving it as is for now...is there any benefit to using either the update GUID or active publishing event settings?

        • Some RSS services need to see a unique GUID to show a republished post in the RSS feed. That was the original reason that feature was added.

          The republish event is for those people that have plugins similar to what I described in my previous note.

          I can't say whether or not either feature is useful to you in your situation.

  31. My site have 700 post.

    My setting is
    Minimum Interval Between Post Republishing: 10 Seconds
    Randomness Interval (added to minimum interval): Upto 5 minutes

    Why I saw it only repost around 2-3 post /hour only ?

    • The way WordPress works is web pages need to be accessed by people (or some automated process) for plugins to execute so if there's very little traffic, the plugin won't be triggered as often as you've selected. Most sites don't have a problem with that unless they're really new and there aren't people, search engines, or other bots accessing the site regularly. Is your site new?

      • yes, its new site.

        are there any way to make it work without relying on visitor ?

        can make changes to cron job at cpanel ?

        • The plugin didn't use cron because of potential incompatibilities with some systems back when it was first created. Things are better now with cron being better supported and enabled, but the plugin still doesn't use it. Until your site is getting more traffic, you could use something like uptimerobot.com (free) which will access a URL on your site every 5 minutes to see if it's still running. That access should trigger the plugin too.

  32. For some reason a few months back Re-post Old Posts stopped working. I bought a new license a few days ago just in case my old license had expired. Still no re-posts.

    I have the latest WordPress version, your plugin is the latest version.

    This was a great plugin. Please assist.

    Ray Plumlee

    • Licenses don't expire. As for why yours is no longer working, I'm not sure. Any chance that you no longer have posts that qualify for republishing? It sometimes happens that people have republished everything and the posts don't meet the criteria.

      • I will play with the settings and see if that is it. The last auto republish was Feb 15. Was there a revision after that date?

        Thanks for the very prompt reply.
        Ray

        • I believe the last update was January 20, 2018.

      • Still no auto posts. Below is a link to a screenshot of the settings I last tried:

        [link removed]

        Hope this gives you an idea.

        Ray

        • Marios, something I just noticed all my posted articles are showing as posted 2018/01/25. 146 out of 147! The last post I published is showing the correct date. A couple of days ago I started getting emails for new posts. I would go to the website and look and see that the publish date of 2018/01/25 was the last date. So I wasn't sure if it was re-publishing or not. That's when I realized all my posts are published 2018/01/25.

          Is there anyway your plugin is stuck on 2018/01/25?

          Ray

        • That's very strange behavior. I don't know how it would get "stuck" like that. Basically every time it republishes it adds the interval to the current time and then waits until that interval elapses.

          Could you send me a list of the other plugins you have? Maybe there's a conflict.

      • List of activated Plugins:

        Akismet Anti-Spam
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        Profile Builder
        Republish Old Posts Pro
        Share Buttons & tools to grow traffic by GetSocial.io
        Shortcodes Ultimate
        Text Replace
        Theme Check
        User Role Editor
        Visual Table Formatting Lite
        W4 Post List
        Wordfence Security
        WP Article Order
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        WP Fastest Cache
        WP referrer spam blacklist (Ghost Spam in Google Analytics)
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        • The Blog2Social plugin looked interesting, but in the end I didn't seem to be the one that is causing problems. None of the other plugins jump out at me. No other reports since you've mentioned yours so I'm still inclined to think there's something specific with your set up, but I don't know what it might be.

        • I want to thank you for your efforts and agree it must be something unique about my configuration. I tried another repost plugin and it seems to be working fine so I am going to leave it active.

          I want to compliment you on your customer service! I have encountered non better and want to again thank you for your efforts and that I understand you did everything you could.

          Ray

  33. Hi, I still have the same problem : I have 2 replubication at the same time :( I've uptdate the plugin, saved, and also desactivate him during a week but the pb is still here. Can you check that please ? Thank you.

    • I haven't heard any other reports of this problem and I don't know how to reproduce it. So I'm not sure what I can do especially since the plugin previously worked for you.

      • I have this issue since a long time, I've already repport it to you. I take any kind of suggestion...

  34. Hello,

    I really like the tool, however, it does not fulfill one practical use case.
    Normally tweets have an actuality, that means I like to retweet maybe once or twice.
    The tool currently only supports and endless loop of retweets.
    Am I missing something or is it possible to retweet a post after 12 hours for instance?
    Also would be it possible to get the interval 36 hours as I intent to attract different geographical locations?

    Keep up the good work!

    • Note: I use the tool in combination with a social media plug-in.

      • Please reframe your question in the context of republishing posts and how you'd like them to be republished. The plugin doesn't do anything with tweets.

        • Hi Marios,

          I use Wordpress to publish scheduled posts and push them also onto my Twitter account.
          The republish plugin takes older posts and reposts them according the selected duration by modifying the date. Is it possible to republish posts only once? As far as I understand the same post will be again (n times) republished after the selected duration has been reached.

          Regards,
          Max

        • There is no limit to how often a post will be republished. All that is considered is whether or not it matches the criteria specified by the user.

  35. Hi, is it possible to test this out if this will work or not?

    or is there a refund option if it didnt work for us?

    i use a modified wordpress with lots of diff stuff thrown in

    • There is a free version available in the WordPress plugin repository that you can test with.

      • It has too large delays

        Do you provide support with the plugin

        If so, I'll just buy it rn.

        • I do provide support, but I don't necessarily customize the code for a single-license buyer if that's what you mean. The pro version works the same way as the free version so if the free version functions on your site, the pro version will too. The pro version just provides more options like, as you mentioned, more intervals.

  36. It's a nice plugin. Maybe more filters will be good for free version.

  37. I have noticed that my database got huge. Most posts have multiple instances of same table (with some random numbers added to their names) and I am wondering if your plugin is creating a new cloned table every time it reposts?
    thanks

    • It doesn't create copies. It just updates the existing post. It sounds like you've got a problem with WordPress revisions and / or autosaves.

  38. Hi, since 2 weeks the plugin is reposting 2 posts at the same time. Do you know why and how can I change that please ? Thx a lot.

    • That's a strange one. Is the republishing interval very short? Have you tried re-saving your settings?

      • Yes they are republish at the same time...
        I will turn it off for a week and try again...

  39. My custom field for expired posts is re_post_expired, I placed it in the "omit from republishing posts...." section of the settings yet expired posts are still being posted. How do I not have expired posts republish?

    • Once you configure the field name and value, you have to also assign that field name and value to the posts. Have you done that?

      • It seems to be working now. I just needed to put "false" instead of "true" underneath "omit from republishing posts..."

  40. Hi - not sure if the email replying to yesterday's request worked so I thought I would send you more info.

    https://www.akrontoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/support.gif

    That is a screen shot of my settings and it just published an article about 5 weeks old. It has been active for two days so it was not in the initial set up period.

    Thanks - love the plugin but need the 365 day aging exemption to work.

  41. Hi. Purchased pro and set it to not be eligible for 365 days but it has already published a post only one month old. Do some things override that setting? I want things to republish in the same month the next year - as some things are seasonal. Also, I am using custom fields if that is helpful as some posts are not allowed to be republished. Thanks

    PS: If I can get that issue worked out I will be purchasing more licenses.

    • The post age requirement is pretty "strict" so I don't think you'd be able to override it easily with other settings. The one thing I can think of is maybe a post republished upon activation of the plugin. Now that you've saved your settings I wouldn't expect more to republish that don't meet your requirements. If you want to send me a screenshot (send to the support address you got) of your settings I can see if you've somehow set up conflicting requirements.

  42. Hi there,

    I'm using your Republic Old Posts PRO, can you be more flexible on the Settings by including minimum interval of 60 seconds, 150 seconds before 5 minutes please?

    I already bought three PRO licences which I am using on three of my sites. A lifesaver plugin by the way.

    • It's on my list of things to do. I actually want to switch to an input field so people can enter whatever value they want as the list of predetermined intervals is getting rather long.

  43. Hi,

    I have just installed your plugin (free version for now) to see if I can get it working ok.

    Could you please tell me when the plugin actually runs and checks for posts that need to be republished? Is it once per day/night and if so at what time? Is there any way to control when/how often it runs?

    Many thanks

    • It's constantly checking if the interval between republishing has passed and if any posts qualify for republishing.

      • Thanks for the quick reply.

        I have just created a test post and set its published date to 30 days ago. I have set the minimum interval to 4 hours and the Post age before eligible to 30 days. So after 4 hours I should expect to see my test post republished?

        On another subject, I noticed in the Pro version there are now "Force republishing posts with the following custom field:" and "Custom field value that should match to force republishing:". Does this mean that you can just add a custom field to the posts you want to be republished and the plugin will ignore all other posts without this field and value? This would make things easier for me since I only want a few posts out of several hundred to be republished.

        • If you have no other posts that are candidates for republishing, then yes in 4 hours you should see the post republished.

          The "force republishing" fields put posts into the pool of posts to republish, but it doesn't mean that other posts won't automatically also be considered unless they've been filtered out somehow. In your case, I think you'd want to exclude all categories and then add the custom field to the handful of posts you want republished. These will then be republished based on the other settings you used.

      • Sorry in addition to my previous reply... I've set the Post age before eligible for reprocessing to 30 days. This won't republish ALL posts of 30 or more days old will it? If so I need to disable it as I don't want all posts republishing!

        • At your interval point all posts that are 30 days or older will be put into a pool. Then one post from that pool will be republished. When the interval comes around again, another pool will be put together and one post from that pool will be republished, etc.

      • Thanks for your help, it worked fine. I need to buy the Pro version though so I can do as you suggested.

  44. My wife's website (cozycuddles.com) was republishing every week faithfully for the quite some time, all of a sudden it stopped republishing things. Any idea why?
    What's the recommended way to get things going again?

    • I haven't changed my plugin in a while so I can't say with any certainty why republishing has stopped. I would take a look at the settings and confirm that they aren't resulting in no posts qualifying. Some folks have ended up republishing everything such that nothing was left that met the age threshold.

      Also, I would review any recent plugin, theme, or WordPress updates and see if any of those changes may be conflicting with the plugin. And did your hosting company upgrade or migrate your site as part of some maintenance?

      • Hello i have the same issue, the plugin was working for a while now.

        But it just stopped republishing since yesterday.

        Even since i have a lot of posts qualifying for republishing.

        How can we fix this ?

        Thank you

        • I have deactivated / reactivated licence and i think it is working again.

  45. Hi there,

    I just installed and attempted to activate your Republish Old Posts Pro plugin but it threw fatal error: Cannot redeclare rop_admin_scripts() (previously declared in /home/ticks/public_html/wp-content/plugins/republish-old-posts/republish-old-posts.php:478) in /home/ticks/public_html/wp-content/plugins/republish-old-posts-pro/republish-old-posts-pro.php on line 863

    For your information, I am using a similar plugin - Revive Old Posts which I use to publish my Old WordPress Posts to Facebook automatically.

    But the function of your plugin is to republish my Old Posts on my site.

    Please help.

    Thank you in advance.

    • Are you using the free version of the Republish Old Post plugin? If so, deactivate it first before activating the pro version.

  46. Hi,

    I don't understand how is working the section : "Omit from republishing posts with the following custom field"
    Do you have a tutorial about this part please ?

    Thank you very much

    Kind regards

    Mathieu

    • This option allows you to add a custom field to a post to prevent it from every being republished. You can decide the label of the custom field and the value you want to use. Then, on the post edit screen, at a custom field with the same name and value. Once you do that, that post will never be republished.

      • Hi thank you for the reply. I understand what is the point but how and where I have to put the custom field on the article please ? I didn’t understand how to manage this part of the process... thank you.

        • On the post edit screen you should have a section called Custom Fields. If you don't, look for the Screen Options drop-down at the top right of the post edit page and check the Custom Fields checkbox.

  47. hello, i have installed on 2 of the top blogs that we manage... cheap55printing.com and miamitokeywesttoursguides.com for some reason its not working... its not re-publishing old articles into fresh dated ones... i tried doing it manually and it worked (changed the date and post jumped to front page, but the plugin is not doing that for me...) any help? using free version

    • It's hard to say without digging in more. It could be there's a conflict with another plugin.

      • maybe wordfence?

        that is the only clue i could think about... have you heard anything dealing with security plugins not allowing the republishing?

        • No I haven't heard of security plugins stopping the republishing from happening. Are your sites brand new i.e. do they get at least a few visitors daily?

  48. With the free version how long does it take before the post start republishing?

    • Typically a post republishes right away. After that it shouldn't take any longer than the interval between republishing that you set.

  49. I have set up on my site daily readings as posts. One new reading for each day of the year (365 +1 leap year). Instead of manually changing the year on each of the 365 posts from 2017 to 2018 so that they can repeat each year (2019,2020,2021, etc)
    Will your pro version do this for me automatically. For example, on the 31st December, could I change all posts with a year of 2017 to 2018 (or every six months)? My site's main page shows the last 10 days of posts with the latest at the top (www.aidanandhilda.org.au). If it can, is it a major job? Do I have to set 365 of them up manually for it to work into the future or is this to an automated process for the pro version?

    • My plugin works by looking for posts that meet the criteria you specify such as how old a post needs to be before it is republished and how frequently to republish an article. It then updates the date of a post that meets that criteria to the current date. It sounds like you may need a little more precision than my plugin can promise.

  50. Hello! I am really interested in your Pro plugin, but I absolutely need a way to republish custom posts, because my recipes blog uses this kind of custom posts. Is there a way to use custom posts with your plugin, please? Thanks

    • Try the free version. If it works, so will the pro. If not, the pro won't work either.

  51. Hello and thank you for your plugin.

    Could you please add on your next update Post Age Before Eligible for Republishing 3/4/5 days ?

    If not if i add those lines on the extension code :

    ' . __( '3 Day (1 Week)', 'republish-old-posts' ) . '
    ' . __( '4 Day (1 Week)', 'republish-old-posts' ) . '
    ' . __( '5 Day (1 Week)', 'republish-old-posts' ) . '

    Will it give me the option of 3/4/5 days of Post Age Before Eligible for Republishing ?

    Thank you

    • Thanks for the suggestion for the next update. As for the code updates, you can of course make any changes you like. I'd have to refresh my memory as to the code changes needed so I'm not sure if what you wrote is all that's needed. I have 12 plugins so there's a lot for me to remember :-)

  52. Hi, I have a couple of presale questions:

    1) Would this work for PAGES, if I use the custom field feature? Or is this only for posts?
    2) Any way to set custom Post Age?

    I specifically wish to republish a Page on a nightly basis...

    Thanks,
    j

    • The plugin doesn't work on pages, just posts.

  53. How to I enable the Pro features. I just bought it but not sure how to enable the pro features.
    thanks.

    • Use the link in your receipt to download the pro version. Upload the pro version, deactivate the free version, and active the pro version. These steps are necessary because of how WordPress.org works.

  54. I set Republish Pro to - posts over 90 days (and I've been blogging for several years, so there are a few hundred), every 72 hours, 30 minute randomness, random post. I have a tag that I've added to the ones that I don't want to republish. I've checked and double checked. When I first ran it, it republished two posts back to back, and now it's been 5 days and it's done nothing.

    How do I trouble shoot this?

    It would be really nice if the plugin could tell us WHICH post it was going to republish next, or the next couple of posts, and when it would go live.

    • You could try turning on WordPress' debugging logging to see if something unexpected is going on. Sometimes people misread the category exclusion section and end up excluding all categories thinking they're including them. Any chance you've done this too?

      • No ... "Select posts to omit" seems pretty clear to me. :)

        I've realized that instead of republishing, it's changing the date and putting them into Pending Review. So it's UNpublishing my posts! LOL But hey, it's picking the ones I want.

        There doesn't seem to be an option that I could have misunderstood to make it do that.

        Marie

  55. Hey Marios,
    first, thank you for your great plugin, it was really worth the money! I am using it for a while and I wonder if it is also possible to pick a specific url for being republished? That would be really great!

    Regards, Franziska

    • Do you want to republish one and only one post repeatedly? If so, assign it to a category without any other posts. Then exclude all other categories.

  56. Could you please add Post Age Before Eligible for Republishing 2/3/4 Days on your next update ?

    Thank you for this great Plugin

  57. I have just bought the Pro version, and it looks good, although it would have been better for it not to start reposting as soon as I activated it - I had a few things to undo! - a switch in the settings would solve this.

    Also, like others that have posted here, I want just one category reposted every year, which I can set fine, except that it will get a day out when we have a leap year. Could we have a 366 day option as well as 365 (easy to add I would suspect), or better, a 'one year' option (more work to add I can see).

  58. Because I get this message in my version that I have a while ago??

    "Please buy/activate a license for this plugin. A license is required per domain other than localhost."

    • I looked up your account and it still shows as being active for the domain you provided. Have you changed anything or moved your site to a new hosting company? Have you tried deactivating and reactivating your license?

      • Hello! I changed plans within the same hosting ... The change was made today and from that moment I can not republish ....

        • Try activating the license again. If it works, the button that reads Activate should change to Deactivate. I don't know why changing a hosting plan would alter the plugin's behavior.

  59. Hello, your plugin is already great but it would be godly If you added a timer when the republish starts and finish through the day.
    Example : republish posts from 8am to 8 pm.
    The option would be like :
    Start hour : Hours:minutes
    End hour : Hours: minutes
    Thank you !

    • Thanks for the idea.

  60. Hi Marios,

    I don't know what happened to my first post about Republish Old Posts suddenly stop working. However, I think I found the problem and wanted to pass it along. I think the problem was that I ran out of old posts. When I changed the setting from 90 day sot 30 days, the old posts started publishing again! Excellent!

    • Your other message was pending approval. It wasn't lost. I'm glad you figured out the issue you had.

  61. When you update could you add to "Post Age Before Eligible for Republishing" 1 hour? At the moment its 6 hours.

  62. Hello, i am using pro version of this plugin. here are few suggestion which i need for my website. plugin shuold detect the deadline inside the article and posts a post untill his deadline. After deadline the post will not post again until new year has been started. if the some deadlines are acording to 6 month so there will be option to deal with them. or if the publisher just change the date the plugin can detect deadline auto from post. if plugin can not detect the deadline from article, than before publishing the post you can add the deadline bar where we can insert the deadline, but when new year started the plugin change the year auto and start reposting agian. these are suggestion and it will maek your plugin perfect to repost again and agian

    • Thank you for the suggestions.

  63. Hi,
    Since last update (Pro version) the "trigger a publish event" doesn't work anymore.
    It was working nice until end of July.
    That was the main reason to buy the pro version for me, i.e. to be sure to have a really working solution.
    Could you check ?
    Thanks in advance,
    David

    • I see in another forum that the problem isn't related to my plugin. Thanks for checking into it. And I hope you find a solution.

  64. Hi, I bought 2 copies of your pro version bc I <3 it. I have a Q though. I notice that on republish it the iframes for my Youtube videos (and other iFrames like Flash content) is getting stripped out. Please advise. Thanks!

    • That's an odd observation. The plugin is effectively just changing the date of the post to be the current date. Nothing else is changed so I don't see how anything could be stripped out. If you take an only post and manually change the date and resave, does it work as expected?

      • I've been going in and adding the iFrames back in after they are stripped out. I just did a test on the latest post and set it's publish date back to yesterday -- the content did not disappear.

  65. I want Post Age Before Eligible for Republishing to be less than 30 days, like 7 days ?
    How can i do it ?

    Thanks

    • This option is available in the pro version of the plugin.

      • What post is choosed to republish when i DONT select random post ?

        • If multiple posts meet the criteria, then the oldest one will be selected for republishing.

  66. How can I use this republish with woocommerce products, I am already use pro version.

    • The plugin republishes posts. I don't think WooCommerce products are considered to be posts.

      • Hi Dick Leung, did you manage to use with woocommerce?
        regards

  67. Are the rop_force and rop_ignore custom field names just arbitrary names, or can I use anything to force and ignore?

    Could I just setup one custom field called "republish_old_posts" and use values of "force" and "ignore" (and blank) to accomplish the same thing coupled with the category ignore feature?

    Cool little addon!!!

    • They're arbitrary names. You can use whatever you want. I suppose you could use the same variable name for both.

      • Perfect! Thanks for the speedy reply!!

  68. What is the significance of "Trigger a publish event when republishing"?
    Thanks!!

    • WordPress and some other plugins will do things like ping external servers when a post is initially published. This checkbox allows you to determine if these same actions are taken when a post is republished as well. The most common use I've heard from people is to enable this so that republishing triggers another plugin that sends the post to social media sites.

      • Got it! Thank you! Without checking this box, the RSS feed is still updated to show a "new post"?

        • Yes the RSS feed will show the republished posts regardless of this checkbox.

  69. Hi, i'm using the pro version of your plugin but it doesn't republish any articles and i don't know why. Is there any way to debug that behaviour?

    • You could turn on WordPress's debugging and then look at the entries in the error log.

      • How to do that - it worked before i upgraded it to pro.

        • The free and the pro version are essentially the same at the "core". So if the free version worked, I'm not sure why the pro version wouldn't.

          There are instructions here on how to activate debugging for WordPress: https://codex.wordpress.org/Debugging_in_WordPress

  70. I activated the licence key still it is not republishing my posts. Please fix the problem.

    • If I had to guess I'd say the settings you have set are resulting in no matches so nothing is being republished. If you can email more detail to the support address provided in your receipt I can try to help.

  71. Hi Marios ,

    I found this one very helpful for my need. Just couple of questions before purchasing:

    1. Can i schedule specific posts for republishing in the interval of say 7 Days
    2. What if the post is assigned to multiple categories and i omit of the assigned category? Will the post publish when it is coming under both ommitted and non-ommitted categories.

    Looking for your revert.

    • It doesn't sound like this plugin will work for you.

  72. Hi, I have a pro license and it was on one domain but I deactivated it on that domain and then tried to reactivate it on the new domain, but it will not activate. When I click activate nothing happens, the button still says activate.

    • Not sure why it isn't working, but I can take care of it for you. Email me the new domain along with your license and I'll update your account.

  73. Hi,

    I tried the repost, but old posts like this here are not updatet:

    http://mentalpower.ch/mentale-uebung-flow/

    Its from august 2014.

    How can I do that? I have the pro version.

    Greets

    • According to your sitemap (http://mentalpower.ch/mentale-uebung-flow/) the post has been updated. Perhaps your theme is displaying the original creation date? Can you check?

  74. Hi,

    "You are required to buy one (1) license per site/domain. Additional installations on ‘localhost' do not require a separate license."

    Does localhost mean the same server?

    Help me to understand clearly.

    Thanks.

    • You can install the pro version on localhost without paying for a second license.

  75. I'm sorry for asking this question, but I do not speak English and I want to know what the function of the field is: Randomness Interval (added to minimum interval). And what difference does it make: Post Age Before Eligible for Republishing.
    Thank

    • The randomness value will add a random amount of time to when the post is republished. So if you have it set to republish every 24 hours and put in a randomness interval of 1 hour, then the republishing will have every 23 to 25 hours.

  76. Hi

    We have many posts on our blog which provide details about religious events and International Days (for example World Health Day).

    Currently these have all been published on the appropriate date.

    We would like them all to be reposted at exactly the same time every year and preferably at exactly the same time of posting. They all share the same Category (called International Days).

    Could you tell me if this is something your plugin can achieve?

    Many thanks,

    Wes

    • No it won't. The plugin assumes that the oldest post the meets the criteria is the one that should be republished regardless of when it was originally published.

      • Ok. Thank you for the quick reply Marios.

      • Hi Marios,

        If I purchased the Pro version could I use the Post Age option (365 days) to trigger a yearly republish?

        So there may be 1 - 3 World Health Day posts which were published on the 7th April 2016. These posts would be in the International Days category.

        Only posts the which should be repeated would be in the International Days category.

        Would that work?

        Or are you saying that once the trigger date is reached then they will keep republishing from that day onwards and not only on the 7th April?

        Many thanks,

        Wes

        • The plugin looks for posts that match the criteria you've specified and continues to republish as long as posts meet the criteria. If you exclude certain categories then you can restrict what posts will match. The yearly republish is based on 365 days so during leap years things will drift a day.

  77. Plugin has stopped working. We have the latest version

    • I have to assume that another update is now causing a problem. I haven't changed the plugin recently so it shouldn't just stop working without something else having changed. Did you make any other updates?

  78. Hi,

    I'm interested in using this plugin as a way of re-publishing posts on a very specific schedule. Each post would need to be reposted at *exactly* the same time every week (i.e. no randomness interval). Can this plugin do that? I would like to just set a 7 day schedule for each post and then let it run on it's own. Willing to buy the pro version if it can do that. Thanks.

    • The randomness can be set to 0, but there's a chance that the publishing time will drift. And there's currently no way to specify the time to republish so you're kind of stuck with whatever time the plugin is first activated.

  79. Can this plugin be recoded so that I can keep auto reposting the same post? I have a post that I want auto reposted daily as it has an API that pulls in new content daily.

    • You could try assigning this post to a category to which no other posts are assigned. Then exclude all other categories from being republished.

      Or use the title match field so that only this particular post is republished (assuming it has a unique title).

      • Thanks, I will give that a try.

      • The "Post Age Before Eligible for Republishing:" is set a 30 Days. I need this to be like under 23 hours. Would I have to change the code to enable that?

        • You can change the code as you see fit. Or save yourself the trouble and buy the pro version :-)

  80. Hi :)
    Republished posts won't trigger push notifications. In this case I'm using one signal plugin. Do you have any solution?

    • What's a push notification?

      • https://srd.wordpress.org/plugins/onesignal-free-web-push-notifications/

        Those notifications you see on corner of desktop:
        https://goo.gl/VPsVPb

        • Thanks for the explanation. That's not something I've worked with before so I'm not sure what would be needed to get the my plugin to work with that other plugin.

      • Ok, thanks anyway Marios. I will get help from onesignal team, I will let you know the result, thanks man :)

      • Hi Marios :)

        Here is their reply:

        This post works by changing the post date of a post. Our WordPress plugin is not compatible with this plugin because we detect changes in a post's status. As long as a post status does not change, we cannot pick up the post changing. Sorry, but Republish Old Posts is incompatible with OneSignal.

        You will most likely be able to find another plugin that does what you need. I also looked at the Pro version description, and it does not change the post status, so you will have to find another plugin.

        • Their explanation makes sense.

        • Yeah, so you can make compatible your plugin? Because it's not about their plugin, not possible to use any push notification plugin for this :)

        • It's possible, but I doubt I'll get to it anytime soon.

    • You can't add it till 1 month later? :(

      • You think it's possible till that time Marios? I hope you can.

        • I don't understand what you mean.

        • I mean, can you make compatible your plugin to push notifications till 1 month later?

        • I'm not actively working on any updates to the plugin. I meant it's technically possible, but I don't know when I'll make the updates.

  81. I create new Name: field rop_ignore What goes into value field?

    • By default the value you would put is TRUE to indicate that the post should never be republished. However, from the setting page you can change that value to be anything you want e.g. YES. You need to settle on a value beforehand so that you don't have to update things afterwards.

  82. Is there a way to set a custom frequency for eligibility to be republished? I have a 4 week workout program so I need every 28 days if possible.

    • Since you're a user of the pro version I'll add 28 days as an option. I'll release an update later today or tomorrow. You should get a notification within WordPress when the update is available.

  83. Hi there, we are looking for a solution that allows us to re-post NEW blog posts on a hourly basis. We have built a buddypress community and we are looking for ways to keep the activity stream engaging and current - just like your facebook feed sometimes includes the same post on refresh we are looking for a way to re-target certain items in the activity stream so they re appear.

    We have enabled site wide tracking so blog posts are included in the stream but they may quickly become lost as the stream is a live feed of site and community activity.

    We think your plugin is quite a close fit for making this possible - any suggestions about how we could make it work?

    • There may be a combination of settings that will suit your needs, but off-hand I can't be sure. What you've described is very specific to your particular setup.

  84. Which version of PHP does republish old posts? On my server were versions of PHP 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4. switched off. The current version is PHP version 5.5.38 nmm2.

    • I don't test against different versions of PHP. No one has complained about PHP version issues yet.

    • Hi of Marios. Uses the tool cronjobs on the server? Must be cronjob on the server enabled or approved?

      • Cron isn't needed.

  85. A question before purchasing: I have 3 years worth of daily posts. I would like to cycle through the 3 years of posts, posting daily. Is it possible to do this with the pro plugin? If I set a post for January 1st 2017 will it repost on January 1st 2020?

    • You set up criteria for what posts qualify to be republished, but then this plugin will select a post from those that meet the criteria. So the post chosen may be the one republished exactly 3 years ago or it may be another one that meets the criteria.

      • Is there a way I can select 3 years to be the criteria? Looks like the limit is 2 years.

        • Your are correct. 2 years is the current limit.

        • Can I change it to 3 years editing the plugins code? Any instructions on this? Also, when the post is republished, will it be sent to RSS feeds for a daily RSS email to my subs?

        • The code is editable, but I don't support changes made by others. Also note that your changes will be overwritten if you upgrade the next time I put out a new versions.

        • Is there anywhere I can make a feature request for a future release? Such as the 3 year condition?

        • I've done custom work for others, but most people aren't willing to pay much for my time. If you email (support at infolific dot com) me with what you'd be willing to pay, I can tell you if it's worth my while.

        • Marios, if my post is January 1st 2016 and I set it to 2 years re-publish, will it post on January 1st 2018 and then January 1st 2020 and so on? How does the plugin deal with years that have 366 days instead of 365?

        • The plugin looks for any post that meets the criteria you set. So if you say that any post has to be 2 years old before it can be considered for republishing, as soon as it meets that criteria it'll be republished. You don't set the criteria at the individual post level, but globally so that all posts are checked against a single set of criteria.

      • How about years with 366 days instead of of your normal 365?

        • A year is assumed to be 365 days.

        • So what will publish on February 29th in leap years? A post scheduled for march 1st or will no post be published? My posts are date specific.

        • The plugin looks at a post and adds a certain amount of time (minutes, hours, or days) that you've specified. If that calculation results in it meeting the criteria you've specified, it is republished. From what you've described, this plugin won't work for you.

  86. Hi Marios,

    Awesome plugin, thanks. My posts are republishing as they should but I have a problem with my backup plugin "Updraftplus." It doesn't perform scheduled backups and says the reason for it could be because my Wordpress scheduler might not be working... So in troubleshooting this, can you tell me if "republish old posts" uses the wordpress scheduler to republish posts? Thanks P.S. I know the problem is not related to your plugin.

    • The scheduler isn't used by the Republish Old Posts Pro plugin.

  87. Hi, according to the change log at 1.7 there is the option in the pro version to republish a post that is 1 day old. Is that correct? The screenshots doesn't show the option for a 1 day old post and when installing the free version there also isn't a greyed out option for 1 day that says it's only in the pro version.

    • Yes there are now options for 1 day, 12 hours, and 6 hours.

  88. Can the pro version update the publish date on pages instead of posts?

    • The pro version still just works with posts and not pages.

  89. I'm looking to reschedule exactly one year later (January 7, 2016 12:01 republishes January 7,2017 12:01). I've tried the free version and it was pretty random. I need it to be precise, because the posts are designed for each of the 365 days, give or take Leap Year Feb 29.

    Will this do what I need?

    • No this plugin won't do what you're asking.

      • Thanks for your quick reply! My quest continues....

  90. Hello, I recently purchased the Pro version and never received a license key. I paid 2 days ago and was wondering when I can expect to receive it. Also, how would I go about adding the license key to the plugin on Wordpress? I don't see an option.

    Thank you.

    • Your order was stuck in a "pending" state. I've corrected it and you should've received your license now. Sorry about the delay.

  91. I have bought the PRO and not even one post is being reposted????

    • Have you changed and SAVED the settings to make sure at least one post qualifies for republishing? What is your republishing + randomness interval and did you wait that long?

  92. I recently bought the Pro version of this plugin and for some reason I cannot get it to work. Do you know of any specific plugins that may be conflicting with this plugin? I tried setting the minimum interval very low and it seems like it is not working at all. Please help!

    • I don't know of any specific conflicts. Can you confirm that there are posts that are old enough to meet the criteria? For example, if you've indicated that posts need to be at least 120 days old then nothing will be republished until there's a post that is that old.

      • Yes, I have posts that are 5 years old that should be publishing. What I did was create a category for all the posts that I want to republish, then flagged each of those posts with that category. Then I excluded all categories except that one. Would that make a difference?

        • Ah yes, that's the issue. If a post is in a category that's excluded then it will be excluded. The plugin selects all the posts that qualify and then asks "are any of these posts in a category that's excluded?"

          I have included a feature that allows you to override this behavior, but it's a little cumbersome to use. How many posts are you looking to allow to be republished?

        • OK...then how do I force those posts labeled with that category to publish? In the Pro version there is a code to put in a custom field, but I don't know how to do that.

        • 1. Go into the post edit screen.
          2. Scroll down the page until you see a section called Custom Fields.
          3. Click on Enter New.
          4. Put in "bte_opp_ignore" as the name and "true" as the value.

          For other posts, you may be able to select the field from the drop-down rather than having to type it in each time. The value should always be "true".

          If you have a lot of posts, test the above with just a few to make sure it works as you expect before you spend too much time on the process.

        • Thank you! I'll give this a try!

  93. hi I just need to constantly rotate posts on sites that have evergreen content - will your plugin do this and turn around a single post from the back to the front every 24 hours?

    • Yes that's essentially what this plugin does.

      • What I would like to achieve is the post is recycled taking the oldest and re posting as new complete with time date changed to reflect that?

        I have installed the basic version though there is no way of running a test to see if it actually works other than just waiting. I understand you are saying that is 'essentially what it does' but I need to be 100pc sure, paying is not an issue the solution is paramount to me.

        Many thanks

        • With the plugin you specify the criteria for which posts to consider for republishing. Then one of those is republished at an interval that you also specify. To me it sounds like what you're describing is what this plugin does. I could be misunderstanding and so I recommend trying the free version first. Testing, as you said, would mean waiting.

        • Just been watching it over the weekend I like it a lot, works perfectly well - Only issue is the parameters - Idearlly I want to recycle a post 1 x each 24 hours taking the oldest post within say 4 days old (hard to explain why but thats what I need)

          I have no issue in paying for it if it can do this Marios as I can see it works perfectly.

        • I don't have a 4 day interval option at this time.

        • Thank you - I will most likely use this as a premium version, I just need to calculate the volume of posts needed to but I would guess four days will more than ok for about 30 entries - But having tested the product I am pleased with the performance and how it actually does what I need

  94. I think the plugin is not good. When install start republishing it uses most resources of the server and server got down. Totally destroyed my server.

    • The plugin doesn't use much in the way of resources as far as I can tell. Do you have it set to republish frequently?

  95. Hi, I have purchased your plugin and trying to test it. I think it needs a feature that will show republish button in edit post or page of dashboard, that meant when user want to edit post there can be republish {right now button}. I hope you can consider that update asap. I need that button so please do this. It can help me.

    thanks

    • You can achieve this just by changing the post/page date and time to the current date and time.

  96. Can you set the cache to refresh more often or to not cache feeds at all?

  97. Is the PRO version of this plugin "Republish Old Posts" a one time-purchase or is it monthly?

    • One-time.

      • Great!

  98. Is it waterproof and how deep?
    When I installed the plugin it worked for approx 30mins than it stopped.

    • How often were you republishing posts? And did any of the posts qualify based on the age criteria you specified?

  99. I really need the functionality of this plug and am willing to pay for it, but so far my testing of the free version shows it not working for me at all.

    I do not use categories and instead have a custom post structure for real estate listings where instead of "posts" I have "properties" but they do not seem to rotate as expected..

    Can you help?

    • If the free version doesn't work it's not likely the pro version will either. The core functionality is the same between the two, but the pro version gives you much more control over what qualifies for republishing and over the republishing schedule.

      • so do I understand correctly that the pro version will allow me to republish my custom post types?
        I need them to rotate, and ideally every 24 hours or so.

        • No the pro version won't republish your custom post types since the free one doesn't. If the free one doesn't do it, the pro won't either.

        • Do you think that is a feature we could get added... I have 600 'posts' under a custom post type and need to refresh the date. Any chance? I would go PRO in a heartbeat if I could do this.

        • At some point I'll probably add this feature, but I don't have a timeline for it.

  100. I'm using your pro version of Republish Post. I installed it on August 9th, 2016.

    When it reposts things, it always republishes the date on 8-9-16. Why?

    • That's not the way it should be working. The republished date should be whatever the current date is at the time of republishing. Does this happen on both of your sites?

  101. I have a site for a daily pinch of motivation and would like to post the contribution posted 365 days ago, now newly. Always min. 2 post are newly posted at my settings.

    For the future is that I have also gaps during the daily posts. How do I this?
    Somehow I do not understand the Zufallsinterval also.

    • Set the minimum age to match that age of the posts you want to republish. If the posts are all in a single category you can exclude all other categories from republishing.

      • I use only one category, however, post the plugin 2 old posts at the same time.

        http://die-taegliche-prise-motivation.de/

      • The plugin published still 2 posts per day. There is also only one category. What am I doing wrong?

        • Can you email me a screenshot of your settings? Or, would you be willing to let me log into your WordPress admin? You can email me directly at support@infolific.com.

  102. How can I set a maximum age. I'm blogging since 2006 and don't want to repost articles from 2006 - 2014 only 12/18 months old posts. Is there a way to do this?

    Thx a lot.

    • I don't have that feature yet in the plugin, but it's a good idea. I can see a lot of folks being in that position. Or even some users setting the date specifically to keep something from republishing.

  103. Just a note on a conflict I found with another plugin...

    The plugin "404 Redirection" by flippingwp.com causes Republish Old Posts Pro to stop re-publishing posts.

    I noticed this yesterday after installing the 404 Redirection plugin on my site. Nothing had re-posted for several hours. I have it set to re-post every 15 minutes. Once I disabled the 404 Redirection plugin, the re-posting began again without any problem.

    • I just tested this plugin and republishing continued as expected. The 404 Redirection plugin is just 7 lines of code so there isn't much to conflict with. My error logs were clear of any entries as well. Do you have a development site where I could log in and look around?

      • Nevermind.... I think I found the problem.... I only have 114 active posts on the site currently. The rest are scheduled posts. And I had ROPP set to re-post every 5 minutes with the age set to 1-day, so in calculation, it would have re-posted all of the posts over the past 13 hours. There are simply no more posts left over a day old for it to re-post, so it has stopped for now.

        I guess I just wasn't expecting that.

        Your plugin just works too well. :-)

        • Phew! I was getting worried that I couldn't reproduce the issues you were having. Thanks for letting me know.

  104. Hello,

    Are you able to have another new criteria?

    Like keyword in article title that will force republishing.

    For example, say I were to type apple. Any existing articles with the keyword 'apple' in the article title will be republished.

    If you could do that, I will definitely purchase 5 more copies!

    • That's an interesting idea. A few questions for you...

      1. Will you choose just one word/phrase?
      2. When a keyword/phrase is specified, does it meant that no other articles are considered for republishing?
      3. Do the category exclusions still apply?

      • Hello, thank you for the prompt reply.

        1) just 1 word.
        2) yeah no other articles will be republished.
        3) it will be good if the category exclusion can go together. However, it's optional.

        Thanks! :)

        • Check out version 1.8 that I released today. I believe it does what you've described. Thanks for the good idea!

  105. Hi, just wondering why the republished posts are not showing up in the RSS feed. The first one did but every other post has not. Any suggestions to make this happen?

    Thanks

    • Your feed should automatically pick-up any post that has a recent date. Are you using anything to cache your feeds? Or are you using a third-party service like Feedburner?

      • Yes I am using Feedburner...

        • One thing I've seen with Feedburner is that it doesn't update frequently. Try going to a category page where a post has been recently republished and append /feed/ to the end of the URL. Look for a republished post.

  106. What about different intervals for different custom field values?

    • That could get tricky quickly since each setting could be customized for each custom post type. Not a bad idea though.

      • This is very important for classified ads promotion.
        I'm ready to pay.

        • You're ready to pay for a license or for custom development?

        • What's the difference?
          I need advanced plugin for 3 domains, inter alia 1 multisite

        • Three licenses is just $30 which isn't much for custom development. I'll add your request to my list, but I probably won't get to it for some time.

      • Let me know when it's done
        OK?

        • You'll get a notification in your WordPress admin when there's a new version of the plugin. But please don't wait for this update. It could easily be months.

        • OK. I now pay for one license, with hope for the desired update.

        • Just to be clear... Your purchase of a license won't have any impact on my implementing the feature you're looking for. I work on my plugins when time permits as they are not how I earn a living.

  107. This is my website (http://homenaturalcures.com/) and this is my facebook page -https://www.facebook.com/Home-Remedies-and-Natural-Cures-629809353843782/

    Kindly tell me during this re-publishing of my old posts, whether it will look like as it was originally posted with the featured images, short description, etc. as it is being published for new-posts by WordPress?

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    • The republished post will look the same as if you updated the date to the current date. It'll reappear on your home page and at the top of archives.

      This plugin doesn't interact with Facebook.

  108. This is a great idea to rewrite your old posts ,as a result it will make your posts SEO friendly and will keep your blog/domain away from Google Panda update Penalty. I do this once in awhile, I thought about going through some of the older ones that I believe would be helpful and plan to reschedule them or post them as newer blog entries. You should change the date to latest date..but don’t dig and bring the oldest article because the user may think you are lagging behind better to update the previous date.

    Also, Interlinking old posts within the new articles will play a major role in proper indexing of those articles. It works most of the time. These old posts have good page rank, so we can share the page rank to other new posts. This will increase the SERP ranking also. I think Related posts and putting them on the sidebar is the best option to get them noticed.

    Really this post will be of great help to make the blog look and behave like a website so that the good content remained evergreen. Thanks!

  109. If it actually changes the published date to appear like a new post then why doesn't it trigger my social auto poster as if it's a new post? It ignores it.

    • The updating of the date triggers an update event not a publish event. Your social auto poster plugin is probably listening for publish events only.

      • Thanks for responding, but that sucks! :-)

  110. "More options are available in the pro version (just $5)" Now I access to purchase it and it costs 9,99$. When I purchase it will you make a charge of 15$?

    • Sorry, but I was doing some price testing early on. Your version of the plugin must still have the old documentation. If you were to download the current version or read the documentation on WordPress.org you would see the current price so the messaging is now consistent everywhere.

  111. Hi, Marios! I'm really excited to use this plug-in and have purchased the Pro version but how do I install the info to get it to work? Thanks so much!

    • After your purchase you should've received an email with a license key and a link to download the plugin. Download the plugin, unzip the files, and upload the files to your plugin folder. Once uploaded, activate the plugin and the choose the settings that make sense for your site.

      Note that from this point on upgrades can be done from within your WordPress plugin admin page. It's just the initial version that needs to be "manually" installed. If you run into complications, let me know.

  112. 你好,请问中国用户怎么购买这个插件?

    • All purchases are made through PayPal. There have been buyers from all over the world.

      • 你好,已经购买此插件,请问怎么使用呢?英文说明看不懂啊,谢谢!

        • Once you activate the plugin, go to the settings page and specify the conditions for which you'd like posts to be republished. When a post meets the conditions, the date of the post will be updated to the current date.

  113. Hi,
    Sorry about the confusion.

    Can I change the Eligibility to be Published early. for ex: earlier than 30 days.

    This will help me to republish old post faster weekly or daily.

    Thank you for the quick replay.

    It would be nice, if you guys did this but for social media too. twitter, facebook.

    • As far as I know you can use this plugin for social networks:
      https://wordpress.org/plugins/tweet-old-post/

    • I'll be adding some more options to the existing drop-downs in the next pro version. Should be available in a day or so.

      As for the social media idea, it's a good one, but I'm trying to keep this plugin focus on particular functionality. Adding social media support is beyond what I'd like to include. And I believe there are plugins that handle publishing to social media already.

      • Dear: Amir Emami, Marios Alexandrou.

        Thank you, for the comments

        Amir Emami:

        I did try that plugin. I don't really like it. It would be nice to have one plugin that can do everything you need. There are no to many plung out there.

        Marios Alexandrou

        Thank you for the update. I hope that someday you would do it.

        • You welcome, Unfortunately there is not a single solution. Another one you can try is:
          https://wordpress.org/plugins/social-networks-auto-poster-facebook-twitter-g/

  114. Hi
    Can you please provide changelog for pro version in admin panel section?

    What is new in 1.6?

    • I'll think about how to do that in a useful way.

      As for 1.6, there is now a new option to randomly select the post to republish when multiple posts meet your criteria. Prior to 1.6, the selection was always the oldest post that met the criteria.

      • Thanks a lot for your super fast reply :)

    • The changelog should now be visible from the plugin admin screen when there's an update available.

      • Thanks Marios, and thanks for sending me the file ;)

  115. Can Postage Before Eligible for Republishing? could be hours or less then 30 days!

    • Sorry I don't understand what you're trying to say. Can you provide some more information?

  116. Dear Marios,
    Is it possible to change the minimum intervals to 5 minutes for example?
    I kindly wait for your response.

    Best,

    • I can add a 5 minute minimum interval option. Is that the interval you want? Any others?

  117. So does republishing an old post hurt anything as far as placement og Google and search? What if I have an old post that is on first or second page of Google but it is older and I want to republish it? Will this mess up anything related to searches or how google has indexed the post?

    • I don't see how republishing can hurt anything with Google, but of course no one outside of Google can say for certain. Logically Google shouldn't penalize you for putting a post back in front of users if the post is otherwise of high quality. One effect I have witnessed repeatedly is that changing the date bumps the post up in results that are date-based. So if someone does a search for stuff publishing in the last x days, a republished post has a better chance of appearing vs. one that is older. This can result in additional exposure as some people, when deciding what to link to, will favor a post with a recent date.

      Just to be clear, I'm not promising that any of this will happen.

      • I don't see how either, but it's no coincidence that this problem has only affected posts that have been republished with your plugin. Other posts that I've redirected that HAVEN'T been republished by your plugin are working fine.

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