The Future Posts

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Display future (scheduled) or published post grids using shortcodes. Works with PODS, ACF, WooCommerce and page builders. Plenty of customization options.

Author:José De Almeida (profile at
WordPress version required:4.6.0
WordPress version tested:4.9.25
Plugin version:1.40
Added to WordPress repository:12-06-2018
Last updated:07-08-2018
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Display future (scheduled) posts in responsive grids using shortcodes. Works with PODS, Advanced Custom Fields, WooCommerce, and all page builders.

Compatible with Beaver Builder, Divi Builder, Elementor, SiteOrigin, Thrive Architect, WPBakery / Visual Composer, etc. Works with virtually every Theme available for WordPress. Plenty of customization options available either for the power or expert user. Use the default theme or create your own unlimited themes. Includes extensive documentation and a huge array of examples to start with.

The Future Posts is powerfull enough to be used also as a regular post grid system, for it also works with regular published posts in exactly the very same way.

Unlike other post grid plugins of its kind, The Future Posts fully supports custom post types and custom fields, created by PODS, Advanced Custom Fields, Toolset, etc. Each post grid can display whatever fields you want, either standard or custom.

Right out of the box, The Future Posts features pretty permalinks on regular and custom post types (including WooCommerce). Pretty permalinks are supported on all posts status (including future posts). Furthermore, it also allows showing non-published posts, like future posts, even for non-logged anonymous users.

Supported features

  • Post status (all supported: future, publish, draft, pending, private, trash, auto-draft, inherit)
  • Post type (blog, WooCommerce, custom post type)
  • Category name (blog)
  • Taxonomy (WooCommerce, custom post type)
  • Taxonomy terms (WooCommerce category, custom category type)
  • Tag (blog, WooCommerce, custom post type)
  • Date before
  • Date after (compatible with The Future Is Now plugin)
  • Date inclusive
  • Offset (shift posts)
  • Posts per page
  • Posts per column
  • Order by
  • Order
  • No posts string
  • Overlay background effect
  • Overlay icons (includes 150 image overlay related icons with great design)
  • Fields (including any custom fields created with PODS, Advanced Custom Fields, Toolset, etc)
  • Themes with full CSS customization
  • and more…

How to use

The Future Posts is very easy to use, yet it features an extensive and rich array of powerfull options. Far too many to display them here.

Go to your WordPress admin area and select The Future Posts option from the left menu. Then read and follow the instructions. All options are fully detailed there.

Power usage (for scheduled posts, not linked)

Be aware that unless you have some scheduled posts, the shortcode below, without any attributes, won’t show any posts (just a ‘Nothing planned yet.’ sentence).


Power usage (for published posts, not linked)

[the_future_posts post_status="publish"]

Expert usage (for scheduled posts, linked)

Here goes 2 shortcode examples, both for schedules posts only. The latter is configured for WooCommerce. Again, be aware these examples won’t work unless you have some schedules posts (former example) or products (latter example).

[the_future_posts fields="image=large;link|title=text;link|excerpt=text;nolink|button=text;link;More...|author=text;nolink|date=text;nolink;M d, Y"]
[the_future_posts post_type="product" posts_per_column="3" fields="float=start;left|image=large;link|float=end|float=start;right|title=text;link|excerpt=text;nolink|button=text;link;More...|author=text;nolink|date=text;nolink;M d, Y|float=end"]