How do I remove the published date on WordPress posts? You have some old posts, but they are still very relevant and helpful. You want to hide the published date. Follow my easy guide and you will be done in less than one minute. No plugins are required and you do not have to insert any code. You can remove the date from your posts by using the settings option in your WordPress dashboard.
Let’s remove those dates.
- Example of a blog post with the date
- Sign in to WordPress Admin
- Navigate to your general settings page
- Select custom
- Save your changes
- Has the date gone?
- How to remove the date video tutorial
- Frequently asked questions
Example of a blog post with the date
This is a screenshot of a blog post with the publish date on display. We are going to change the settings so that this date will not be displayed.
Sign in to WordPress Admin
To make the changes, sign in to your WordPress admin dashboard.
Look for ‘settings’ in the menu on the left.
Hover your mouse over ‘settings’ and click on ‘General’.
General settings page
Once you have clicked on ‘Settings’ you will come to this ‘General settings’ page.
To remove the dates from our blog posts we need to scroll down to the bottom of this page.
In this website, the date setting is set to display month, date and year. To remove this, all I have to do is tick ‘Custom’ and delete the data in the box so that it is blank.
Save your changes
Once you have made your changes. Click on the blue ‘Save Changes’ link at the bottom of the page.
No more dates on your blog posts after you save changes..
Has the date gone?
I am going to check my example blog post. To see if I have successfully removed the date.
Yes, it has gone. I just refreshed the page and now, no more dates.
How to remove the date video tutorial
It is so easy to remove the date from your blog posts in WordPress.
You do not need to use any bloated plugin or need to insert any code.
This task takes less than one minute.
There are websites that state removing dates can only be done with a plugin. They are wrong.
Follow my steps above and you won’t believe how easy it is to do.
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Frequently asked questions
To remove the published date from your blog posts, first, go to ‘Settings’ on the menu on the left in your WordPress admin. In the popup menu, select ‘General’. On the ‘General settings’ page, scroll down till you find ‘Date format’. Select ‘Custom’ and delete the text in the box. Finally, save your changes, now your published date has gone.
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