How to Use Block Controls

Using the PublishPress Blocks plugin, you can schedule blocks to publish and unpublish. Every block can have a “Start showing” and “Stop showing” option.

Block Controls works with almost any block, including blocks from third party plugins.

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With the “Block Controls” feature you can do the following:

  • Schedule when to start showing a block
  • Schedule when to stop showing a block
  • Schedule when to start showing and stop showing a block

This feature is enabled through Settings screen:

Schedule a block between the selected dates

If you want to show a block between the selected dates:

  1. Enable block schedule
  2. Select a date for Start showing
  3. Select a date for Stop showing

Optionally if you want to show the block between the selected dates every year, enable Recurring.

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Preview the page or post in frontend to confirm the block is displayed until reaching the schedule dates.

Schedule a block from a starting date

If you want to show a block forever starting from a date:

  • Enable block schedule
  • Select a date for Start showing
  • Leave Stop showing as “Never”

Schedule a block until a selected date

If you want to show a block until reaching a selected date:

  • Enable block schedule
  • Leave Start showing as “Now”
  • Select a Stop showing date

Timezone

The timezone in use is the same configured in your WordPress site through Settings > General > Timezone

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You can also see the timezone in Gutenberg editor when selecting a date:

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