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A project I'm working on needs to show a daily reading depending on the date you access the page. I plan to create entries for each day of the year, and each year it will show the post for that day.

For example, I'll create an entry with a post date of May 1, 2015. That entry should show on May 1, 2016/2017/2018, etc.

I've tried only putting in MM-DD in the postDate parameter, but no luck; that throws a PHP error. Any ideas?

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I fear this is not possible with a simple postDate parameter and you have to find a workaround. The Twig apporach would be to loop all events and filter the right ones with a simple conditional.

{% set events = craft.entries.section('events').limit(null).order('postDate asc') %}
{% for event in events %}
    {% if event.postDate|date('m-d') == now|date('m-d') %}
        ...
    {% endif %}
{% endfor %}

If you'd like to paginate the results, collect / merge entry IDs within the for loop first and then prepare another ElementCriteriaModel with these IDs in its id param, to get the entries.

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