Monday, May 01, 2006

How to change date and time of your post

The option to change the date and time of your post used to be present by default at the bottom of the post editor, but now you have to click "Post and Comment Options" to display it.

BTW, if you want to change the order of display of your posts, the only way to do it is to play around with the dates and time.



  1. Anonymous5/04/2006

    One thing to note on changing the DATE of your posts is it will change the URL of that post. If you link to specific posts from within your blog like I do, you need to be aware those links may not work any longer if you change the day.

  2. Thanks for this tip!

    It was just what I wa slokking for.

  3. Anonymous1/05/2007

    I've tried posting an old diary item and altering the date in the latest version of Blogger but it won't let me do this. Anyone else had problems?

  4. I assume you are using the new Blogger.

    I have tried post dating the post to 2999 and have succeeded. See blog Dummies Guide to Google Blogger. The post dated post is the content page, and note that the date of the post is Dec 26, 2999. This is to keep it at the top of the main page.

    I have not, however, tried back-dating the post, so I am afraid I can't answer your question unless I personally test it, but I don't think I have the time to do it. But really, if I can post-date it to 2999, I dont see why pre-dating the post should be a problem.

    Peter aka Enviroman
    Enviroman Says

  5. the new blogger has to get another button to change this option. Archives need to be posted and created in the order we use them or it become useless... And for all those others who journal a new blogger that has this option will get my blog...

  6. Thanks, this is the information I've been looking for. Great tip. I've just gone and rearanged the order of the postings ( which also post on the Baron-Forness Library (Edinbor University of PA) web site. Thanks.

  7. I would like to enter posts with dates from my life - starting with my birth in 1962. The earliest date I seem to be able to enter is 1962. Can this be done?

  8. I tried my own birthday too and couldn't do it.

  9. I meant to say that the earliest date I can enter is *1970*. Earlier dates seem to adjust themselves to 2009.

    I would really like to solve this - or know about a competing blog environment that can accept posts dated as early as 1962.

  10. Thanks.

    this was really what i needed.

    i posted smthing on my Bday which was 20th of Jan but it read 19th.

    i felt so stupid cuz iwas going on and on about history being made that day, having a black president and so on.

    corrected it now.

  11. I used to be able to "back-date" a post which was nice because I'm showing a record of a garden harvest and I didn't get to the final posts last season. Just tried to do this but, can't make it work going backwards. Goes forward just fine, but not back. Any hope this will be changed?

  12. Funny, I tested back dating on a post and it worked. To my best knowledge, it used to be that postdating that is the problem in that it scheduled postdated posts to only be published in the future. However, I tested postdating in an old post to 2010, and it worked too, the date of the post was changed to 2010.

  13. I'm having trouble too. I updated the blog to a new layout etc... but whenever I try to backdate the blogs it won't update - I am publishing the post again but nothing changes, the dat stays the same!!!!

  14. There are 2 dates involved one of which is in part of the post URL like this one
    and the other date is the one in the post date header like this one
    SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010

    The first one will not update
    The second one should update


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