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If I back-date a post, will my followers be notified when its published?

  1. If I back-date a post, will my followers be notified when its published?
    Blog url: http://brianwriting.wordpress.com/

  2. If the post has not been previously published the answer is "yes".

  3. Is there any way to not notify subscribers when a post is backdated? I want to fill in older entries without spamming my subscribers.

  4. You can set the blog to private and then switch it back again to public.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

  5. Sorry to butt in on this with more questions, TT, but this is very interesting--do you mean even if I set the blog to private just for the minute it takes to publish a post, and then make it public right away, subscribers will not be notified???
    (backdated or not, I mean...actually I didn't know it was possible to back date posts!) Sometimes I have wanted to make a very mundane, brief note but I didnt want subscribers to get spammed with a "gone fishing, back soon" type of post... this sounds like a great workaround...

  6. @ingridcc, that is correct. Notifications for the post published when your site is set to private will not go out to subscribers.

  7. Thanks tsp!--wow, I learn something useful every time I drop in on the forums!

  8. You are welcome.

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