The Better Notifications for WordPress Update Reminder add-on allows you to send a notification if a user hasn’t update a post, page, or custom post type after a set number of days.
This add-on is useful if you run a site that requires users to update content on a regular basis. For example, if you run an educational institute, you might require that students update their homework or lab notes posts on a daily basis – with this add-on, reminding them to do that is easy.
After installing and activating the add-on, a new set of notifications will appear in the ‘Notification For’ selection box. These are:
- Post – Update Reminder
- Page – Update Reminder
- ‘Custom Post’ – Update Reminder
Selecting one of these new notifications will then allow you to set a number of days after which the notification should be triggered if a post / page / custom post hasn’t been updated. The number of days entered must be a whole number (e.g. 2) and not partial days (e.g. 0.5) in order to work correctly.
You can use any of the post, page, or custom post shortcodes as normal in the Subject and Message Body fields. You can view all the shortcodes currently available here.
Please Note: This add-on uses the built in WordPress cron and and as such, requires that the site is visited to ensure that the cron runs. If the site is unvisited during the time between saving the notification and when the Update Reminder is due to be received, it will not be sent. More information about this standard WordPress behaviour is available here.