How To Remove Dates From WordPress Posts

In my post, I show you how to remove dates from your WordPress blog posts, step by step. By default, WordPress adds the publish date to all your blog posts. Should you want to change this setting, the process takes less than a minute to complete.

How To Remove Dates From WordPress Posts

  1. Hover your mouse over ‘Settings’ and select General.
  2. In the ‘Date Format’ section, select Custom.
  3. Remove all text from the white box.
  4. Save your changes.
  5. All dates are gone.

Step One – Hover Your Mouse Over Settings And Select General

From the main menu on the left, hover your mouse over Settings and select General.

Select General from Settings

Step Two – Select Custom

On the ‘General’ settings page, scroll down to ‘Date Format’ and select the ‘Custom’ option.

Date format

To the right of Custom, delete all text in the white box.


Step Three – Save Changes

Finally, scroll to the bottom of the page and save your changes.

Save changes

The dates are gone.

How To Remove Dates From WordPress Posts Video Tutorial


WordPress adds the published date to all your WordPress blog posts.

Should you want to remove the published date from your posts, you can change the date format settings.

Before removing the dates, think about what is best for your visitor. Bloggers might not have the time or resources to update ‘old’ content. I believe that you should be upfront with your audience. Let them see the published date.

When updating your blog content, you can set a new published date.

Do you think you should show dates on your blog posts? Let me know in the comments below. I want to know what other bloggers think about dates.

For more video tutorials on WordPress, please visit my YouTube channel.

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8 responses to “How To Remove Dates From WordPress Posts”

  1. Just an FYI. It’s not “Appearance” you want to hover over, it’s “Settings.”
    It lost me with the instruction at the beginning, but your red arrows afterwards solved the mystery. Thanks for adding the visuals.

    • Thank you for the heads up. I can’t believe I made that mistake. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

  2. This worked. Thanks! However, now I’m left with

    | by

    How can I get rid of the | ??

    • Hello, Alex. Thank you for your comment. Can you send me a screenshot of where you are seeing this?

  3. I use post pages to advertise land for sale. I don’t necessarily want new comers to know how long that vacant lot has been on the market but only that it is available to purchase currently. I do still have a problem though similar to the one above. I still have the words “published by admin on” at the top of the posts pages. I will try to figure that one out now. Thanks for the help!!

    • Hello, Evelyn. Thank you for your comment. Some themes have options to disable details shown on blog posts. Check out the ‘Blog Post” settings on your customizer. If you don’t see anything, look at the documentation for your theme and see if there is something in that document to help you.

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