Back-date is simply pushing the date of publishing a post backwards. For example, if I publish this article today, but I want you to know that this article was published days ago, then I can back-date my post.
Backdating a post requires no additional plug-in or coding knowledge, it is an inbuilt feature of every WordPress blog or article.
So today let’s teach you how to backdate your WordPress article.
How to back-date your WordPress article (First Method)
- Hover over the Posts section, and you will see additional options being created such as New Post, All Posts, Categories, and Tags. You will find the Posts section in your admin Dashboard page.
- If you wish, you can back-date a previously published article, click on the All Posts and then choose which post you would like to change the date.
- On the right-hand side of the editing space, you see the Publish Settings where the Status, Visibility, Published Date and SEO readability if you have installed and activated any SEO plugin (psst… SEO Yoast is the best!).
- Beside the Published Date, one editing option will be seen. Click on that.
- You can now change the month, date and year of publishing the article. You can also change the time as per your wish.
- Click on the Update button, and you have successfully backdated your post!
- Another method is to hover over your post in All Posts section and then click on the Quick edit option.
- You can now choose the date, time and even customize your slug here after setting the date and time click on Update.
You can not, however, bulk change the dates of several posts. You have to manually click on each of them and repeat the steps all over again. It is best if you have only a select few numbers of posts to be backdated. Nobody wants to sit and back-date hundreds of posts.
I hope you found this tutorial useful and in case any complications arise during these steps, please feel free to contact us.
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