How to Change the Date of a WordPress Post

>How to Change the Date of a WordPress Post
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In this article, I’m going to show you how to do another simple thing in WordPress, and that is how to change the date of a WordPress post.

For example, I wrote a post on March 21, then scheduled it to be published on March 23. But when it got published, the date on which it was written appeared (21 March), instead of the date on which it was published (23 March).

And I didn’t want that, because it looked like I haven’t published anything new on those last couple of days, from 21 to 23.

Therefore, I changed the date of the post, and I’ll show you how to do it as well.

How to change the date of a WordPress post

Ok, let’s say that you have a post which is outdated, and you want to make some major changes to it in order to bring it up to date.

Changing the date – method 1

Check out the video or read the instructions below.

What you have to do is:

  • Log in to your WordPress Dashboard;
  • Go to Posts -> All Posts;
  • Click on the post that you want to change the date to;
  • On the right side, in the Publish box, at the Published on part, click the Edit link;

Edit date of a WordPress post

  • Change the date to whatever you want;
  • Press the OK button;
  • Press the Update button.

Change WordPress post date

That’s it for method 1.

Changing the date – method 2

What you have to do is:

  • Log in to your WordPress Dashboard;
  • Go to Posts -> All Posts;
  • Hover your mouse cursor over the post and click the Quick Edit link under it;

Quick edit WordPress post

  • Change the date;
  • Press the Update button on the right side.

Change WordPress post date quick edit

Notes

When you change the date of a WordPress post, it will also change its position accordingly, in your blog’s archive pages.

If you look in the screenshot above, “Post Title One” was under “Post Title Two”, but because I changed its date to a more recent one, it moved above it.

WordPress post date change

This will also happen in the front-end, on your blog.

Also note that if you set a future date for a WordPress post, it will schedule it, it won’t allow you to publish it with that future date.

Schedule WordPress post

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That’s a wrap

That’s it for this guide on how to change the date of a WordPress post.

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