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  1. I'm very new to wordpress so this might be super simple and obvious, but I couldn't find any info about it.

    I'm writing a blog that starts last year, so I know that I can change the date so it will look like it was posted on a past date (say December 1, 2012). But this blog is about fictional events and depending on how much time and inspiration I have, it might catch up to and pass the current date. I am looking to see if I can have a post that is written today, will post today, but is dated in 2014. All that I see right now is I can change the date, but it will then post on that date (which might be ok sometimes but not always). Here is a complicated example.

    It is currently 8/8/2013 My fictional posts start on 12/01/2012. However, the future version of this fictional character is looking back on their blog and is posting something that should show up BEFORE 12/01/2012 but is being written in 2014.

    Can I change the "Written" date to 2014 but have it show up before 2012? And can I write something today and have a "Written" date of 2014 without it waiting 2 years to be published?

    The blog I need help with is mayanweston.wordpress.com.

  2. Basically, no you can't. What you CAN do is manually put a deadline in at the start of each post and make it whatever you like.

  3. Put the desired "date" as part of the Post title?

  4. What do you mean Deadline? Or is that supposed to be Headline? :) Yeah, I was thinking I might have to put the date as the subject line of the post.

  5. dateline
    A phrase at the beginning of a newspaper or magazine article that gives the date and place of its origin.

    from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language

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