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

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  • #961184

    howellb1
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    If I back-date a post, will my followers be notified when its published?
    Blog url: http://brianwriting.wordpress.com/

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

    #961320

    timethief
    Member

    If the post has not been previously published the answer is “yes”.

    #961325

    howellb1
    Member

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

    #961326

    timethief
    Member

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

    #961395

    ingridcc
    Member

    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…

    #961397

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

    #961399

    ingridcc
    Member

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

    #961401

    You are welcome.

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