I have a (growing) number of articles. I want to display one on the homepage as article of the week, although that week will probably be a day in the beginning and a month later on. I also want a specific editor be able to choose which of those articles will be the chosen one for a given time period. There will only be one chosen article for any given time. What is the best way to do this (preferably without programming)?
I first thought of creating a vocabulary (with a date field and an entity reference to an article field) for this where the editor can simply add days/weeks/months as they come and select from the articles. The bad part here is that the name field is required and I cannot ui wise set it to take the name from the actual date field.
Making it then a custom content type instead would probably work, but seems overkill.
Adding an article of the timeperiod date field to the article content type would also seem to encapsulate all the necessary information, but how do I expose this to the editor?
I want the editor to see a list of the coming say 20 months and assign to each an article on the same page (a single save operation from the editor's point of view). I also want the editor to be able to override that for specific shorter time periods.
I'm using Drupal 7.