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A shortcode, showing planned posts.


For one of my projects, I was looking for a WordPress Plugin that shows the next planned posts in a widget. The one Plugin in the WP Repository seemd too “strong” to me, I wanted something more minimalistic.
So, I did my own minimalistic Plugin.

You can use it, improve on it and do with it, whatever you want.


Demo of the Plugin

  • I’m turning one hundred! – 21.08.2087

    This post is scheduled to be published on August 21, 2087. The day I turn 100.


How to use the Shortcode

Download the plugin
This link will always let you download the latest version of the plugin

Install & Activate
Install it via the WordPress Plugin Installer.
Plugins -> Install -> Upload the ZIP
-> Activate it

Use the shortcode
The Shortcode is:

[upcoming_posts]

If you are using the Classic Editor:
Just put in the shortcode.

If you are using the Gutenberg Editor:
Add a shortcode-block and paste in the shortcode.

By default, it will show the next 5 upcoming posts. If you want to show a different number, use the numberposts attribute, e.g.

[upcoming_posts numberposts="10"]

I am working on a Version of this plugin that is a Block.
With it, you can place a block in the Gutenberg Editor.