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Sends an email reminder if you haven't posted on your WordPress blog in a week
<?php
/*
Plugin Name: Reminder Emails
Plugin URI: http://www.christopherguitar.net/
Description: Sends a reminder email if you haven't posted in seven days.
Version: n/a
Author: Christopher Davis
Author URI: http://www.christopherguitar.net
License: GPL2, Creative Commons
*/
register_activation_hook( __FILE__, 'wpse29671_activation' );
function wpse29671_activation()
{
wp_schedule_event( time(), 'daily', 'wpse29671_cron' );
}
add_action( 'wpse29671_cron', 'wpse29671_maybe_send_email' );
function wpse29671_maybe_send_email()
{
// get the latest post
$posts = get_posts( array( 'numberposts' => 1 ) );
if( ! $posts ) return;
// Latest posts date as a unix timestamp
$latest = strtotime( $posts[0]->post_date );
// how long has it been?
$diff = ( time() - $latest ) / ( 60 * 60 * 24 );
// if it has been more than 7 days, send the email
if( $diff >= 7 )
{
wp_mail( 'youremail@yoursite.com', 'Better Write a Post!', 'Hey, you should go write a blog post or something' );
}
}
register_deactivation_hook( __FILE__, 'wpse29671_deactivation' );
function wpse29671_deactivation()
{
wp_clear_scheduled_hook( 'wpse29671_cron' );
}
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