When you create a blog post, standard Confluence behaviour is to publish it instantly. The Enterprise News Bundle offers you an alternative: Simply define a publish date and time. The publish button will change to a schedule button. This way you can prepare several news in advance and let them be published automatically at the desired times. Before that date and time the news will be hidden for other users.
The expiry date works in a similar fashion. If you define an expiry date, your news will be visible for users until that date and time is reached. Afterwards, it will be hidden automatically.
New in version 1.2: On top of your toolbar in edit mode you'll find a section called "Additional information for this blog post". Simply click on it to open, and you'll have access to the fields for defining a custom publish period. If you enter nothing, Confluence standard will apply.
Please note: News that haven't reached their publish date yet and news that are expired are not completely invisible. They are moved to a special space within your confluence which regular users have no access to.
View all scheduled news
To view all blog posts that have been scheduled for a future date and time, or to view all expired blog posts, switch to the blog post scheduling overview. You'll find it in the menu beneath your profile picture on the top right hand side of your Confluence.