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Date: 26 Sep 2015   Posted By: Paresh Gujarati     Group: Blogging and Websites    Category: Blogger Blogging Platform   

I am maintaining my blogs in blogger. When I edit the article and republish it by recent date, the article loses its original publication date. How to retain the publication date when one edits and changes the date to recent time? Is there any add on needed to install on blogger platform to do this task?

Want to retain the initial date of a blog post on blogger after republishing? Get quick guidance from experts on how to do so.


Author: Anwesha    28 Sep 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

No, I don't think after saving your changes, it can retain the original publishing date. Even after reverting to draft an then republishing, it shows the same date, that is, the updated one.



Author: Paresh Gujarati    29 Sep 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

In this case, if my article was copied by some one else and he or she updates the date before my original publication date, how Goolge look at it when I file DMCA complaint regarding this? Does it mean that I have COPIED the article from who actually copied my article?

Author: Raftaar    29 Sep 2015      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

There is no way which can help you in restoration of your original publishing date. The only thing you can do is to revise the article completely before submission.

Well, yes in the case if your article was copied by some one else and he or she updates the date before your original publication date you may be the victim.

The best way to get rid of this is to make your article a bit private, also i suggest you that whenever you write any article write it directly on your blog don't store it somewhere else.


Author: vijay kumar rana    13 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

You can change the post date after saving your post on blogger. For changing the publish date, you need to follow the below steps:

1. First go to Posts on your main Blogger screen.
2. Click on Edit of your post.
3. At the bottom left, click Post Settings.
4. Go over to Published On.
5. Click Post Date and Time.
6. Change the date to whatever you would like.
7. Click Update and you're done.

Hope this was helpful to you.


Author: Timmappa Kamat    13 Jan 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Well, one must agree it is absolutely necesssary to keep your old posts updated. In addition to updating the content of the post, if you want to retain the old post date, here is how you can do it.

1. Log in to your blogger account.

2. Now navigate to the site concerned ( if you have more than one sites) and click on Posts.

3. You will get a list of articles posted on the site. Select the post desired. If the list is quite longer, you may use the search function to locate the post.

4. Hovering the cursor on post title will provide a link to Edit Post.

5. You will be taken to Post Editor. Make necessary changes to the post.

6. Now navigate to Post Settings which you can locate at bottom left.

7. Locate Published On ->Set Date and Time.

8. Click on the required date on the calendar widget that appears.

9. Click on Done once you have finished setting the date.

10. Now click on Update button at the top of the screen.

That's it - you have successfully changed the date of your post.





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