Old Content Review Reminder

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This is a reminder that all county sites will need to review the old content report and take care of any old pages or posts that should be kept.

The Old Content Review Report identifies pages and posts on your site that are old. This tool helps us remove dated content from our Extension websites. This year we will focus on any content published before January 1, 2019.

For county sites, any content dated earlier than January 1, 2019, will be removed from your site on January 31, 2024, unless you decide it is still appropriate. Older content you want to keep will need to either be edited or moved to draft. Content on topic portal websites will not be automatically removed but we still encourage you to review your old content as well. EIT will work directly with selected topic site editors to help manage old content on topic portal websites.

The Old Content Review Report allows you to review older content on your site and helps you 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.

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).

For a county site, 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, 2024 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 who 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.
    Page Views

If you have any questions about this new feature or the Old Content Review process, please contact the EIT Helpdesk by emailing eithelpdesk@ncsu.edu or by calling 919-513-7000.