Old Content Review and Clean Up

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Some content in our county web system dates back to as far as 2008. Several years ago, in an effort to improve the quality of content on our websites, we used our Old Content Review Report to clean out much of this dated content. We did not archive old content in 2020 or 2021 but it is time for this annual process to begin again. This year we will focus on any content last edited before January 1, 2018.

The Old Content Review Report allows you to review this older content on your site and to decide whether it should be kept or deleted. Employees have access to review content on any site to which they have editing access.

You can find the Old Content Report In the left-hand admin menu on your WordPress site. This report shows a list of site content that is considered old and will be deleted if it isn’t updated or saved as a draft.

WordPress Admin Menu highlighting the Old Content link

If you want to delete one of these Pages or Posts completely, you should click Edit and then select the red Move to Trash link in the right-hand column (next to the Update button).

If you want to keep the page or post, you will need to update it so that it is current and will be exempted from archiving. You also have the option of moving it to Draft so you can update the content at a later date. Moving the content to draft will remove the page/post from your content until it is republished.

Old Content Information Bar showing option to Edit, View or Move to Draft

PLEASE NOTE FOR COUNTY SITES: Anything left in the Old Content queue on January 31, 2023 will be automatically removed so we strongly advise you to take action on these posts yourself.

Some tips on reviewing old content:

  • If your old content is still getting a lot of page views (typically more than 500 in the past 3 months), think about creating a brand new Post with similar, but more timely or refreshed information.
  • If a Page or Post was written by someone that is no longer with Extension, you may want to remove it and let the current subject matter expert write their own updated version.
  • If your old Page or Post has an old photo, think about updating it or adding one to give the content more visual flair. Our data shows that Pages and Posts with at least one high-quality picture perform better!
  • If there is no number in the Page Views column, click View Report to see the full stats. If it is timely content, it may be something that can be removed to be rewritten for the next specific season.
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If you have any questions about this new feature or the Old Content Review process, please contact the CES Help Desk by emailing eithelpdesk@ncsu.edu or by calling 919-513-7000.