Set post date on publish

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  • #534678

    trinitifx
    Member

    I am new to wordpress.

    Is there a way I can specify the post date, so when I publish it will fall into place chronologically..?

    Not the date I publish..

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

    #534923

    airodyssey
    Member

    Hi. The date and time of publishing are the date and time that WordPress use to sort your posts:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/schedule-a-post/

    You can set a future date for a post to be published, or you can change the date of a post that is already published (although not recommended, as it will result in dead links, particularly in search engines).

    Hope it helps!

    #534962

    trinitifx
    Member

    Arg.. That sux..

    In Blogger, it has a post date option.. Makes it very easy to catch up with last-weeks posts if you miss them.. I can choose a two-month-old pic from flickr and create a post from the day the pic was taken, not today..

    I’m trying to re-build my blog, and have posts that will go back several years.. Without being able to specify a post date, everything will be random and out of order..

    #534963

    airodyssey
    Member

    Sorry. I forgot to say you can set a date in the past for a post. That’s what I did for my blog which contains entries as old as 1998.

    #534974

    trinitifx
    Member

    How do you do that?

    #534975

    airodyssey
    Member

    Read the support documentation I linked to earlier. Also, as I said, you can change the date of a post that is already published.

    #534977

    trinitifx
    Member

    Oh, ok.. I understand now..

    At first I thought that was only for future publishing, but you can use it to post to a past date as well..

    Great! Thanks!

    #534994

    airodyssey
    Member

    You’re welcome! :-)

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