Re: How to make a topic invisible until topic_start_time?
After a day of hacking around (my php handicap is 27 afterall), it has been done :o)
To cut a long story short…
I added time and date fields to the post form (visible to moderators only)
Told functions php to carry on as usual unless it sees a year value – otherwise it uses the value it’s given.
The sql query that spits out the posts now only returns a row if the topic_start_time is lower than the time the request was made.
I can supply (very fugly) code if anyone wants to do the same thing.
The reason I wanted this is so I could start a topic or topics – and walk away. As you can with future posts in WP.