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How to add/remove posts date and time in blogger


Posted posts date such as day, time, month and year is one already configured blogging features you can add or remove in your Blogspot or Blogger blog. Although, other content marketing services (CMS) and self hosted site can as well enable or disable date and time of all posted articles on sites.


In Blogspot or Blogger blog, enabling date and time stamp of your posted blog articles can be done by default without altering your blog template source code, by using your blogspot or blogger template layout post body gadget. 

Posted posts day, month and year in Blogger if enable, do not just displays your entire published posts days, months and years in quite number of posts that's allowed on home page in a chronological order, but can also displays date and year on each blog posts urls; and on search engine SERP pages.

Usually, published day, month and year of all your posted articles are by default situated on a top of each blog posts, and can be modified to change the date, time and year’s format, using the integrated posts body gadget in Blospot or Bloggers template layout

Removing published days, months, and years historical data from your blog posts entries for reasons best known to you, doesn't mean that the date and year time stamp of your blog entries have been removed from your blog archive pages, sitemap, search engines and webmaster tools if you did submitted your website.

As a bloggers or webmasters, you may want to hide published date and time from each of your site entries for reasons either to make your site look like Wikipedia or Wordpress Codex  that has no date and time stamp on their entries, or to trick users and seven search engine to see your content as evergreen. 

Some may think that by showing perceived outdated posts date in SERP will decrease CTR and traffic, and by so doing considered removing date from the blog posts entries. The one big question you should be asking is if removing posted posts date from your blog articles will benefit you, your readers, and ad-held with the search engines and Panda rule.

I know generally that users have some kind of build-in prejudice mentality of classifying older posts on the web as outdated, irrelevant or less informative content such that, the moment they see the content publication date like 4 years ago, they immediately develop reprogrammed tendency or assumption that the content is no longer current, relevant and informative, while in a normal sense and theory, its not necessarily so. 

For the fact that blog content was published 4 year ago or more do not make the information therein outdated, or won’t get you more CTR of targeted audience. This is one common reasons some bloggers and webmasters may want to remove posted posts date and time from their blog.

Imagine having no date on journal, magazine or newspaper who is just like blogging. And, information in real sense are meant to be outdated because, what was real and applicable 5 years ago may may be forgotten for new concept, and blogging is is not to far fetch from that. The take home word is that, if you really value your readers, then you shouldn’t remove posts date from your blog posts entries because, sometime your action may misguide them to look at an old old outdated screenshot and tutorials as fresh content the could act upon.

Sticking to evergreen content mentality due to fear of considering content as outdated by users, where we might think it reduces CTR and traffic shouldn’t be our major problem as bloggers, since the perceive outdated content can be updated. Secondly, outdated content shows we’ve been in the system for long, and could go along way to increase your users trust, credibility and branding. 



Why You Shouldn’t remove Posts Date and time in Blogger


Although by default, Google Blogger include these features as option, doesn’t mean it’s a good practice and you should disable it. You shouldn’t remove day, month and year time stamp from your blog posts due to many reason far to be compared to removing posts date from blog posts; such as:

1. Your blog archive pages contain all of the historical posts data and there’s no way running away from that. Your blog archive pages displays all the months and years of your posted articles, and someone can simply track the publication date of all of your article using the archive pages.

2. The posts entries date are fetched by Google through your blog sitemap, and make no sense not to try to trick the search engines as content evergreen.

3. You probably much have submitted your blog to Webmaster Tools and also hold details of your blog entries.



4. You’re rather doing your readers a disservice by denying them real users experience the could gain through your blog content date and time.

5. In-spite removing date from blog posts, your entire blog posts are still arranged in a chronological order of how there were published.


Adding posts date and time in blogger


Just like I said, it makes more sense add or enable posts date and time of your blog. There are however two ways of adding date such that it displays day, time, month and years of posts publication in blogger. The first and second methods for adding day, time, month and years of posts publication to posts in blogspot or blogger are as follows:



First method for adding date and time to post in blogger?



The first method is 'post in advance' or schedule time pending posts method where you have to set date, time, month and year you would like the content to be published automatically in your absent. This only applicable to articles saved as pending publication in your blogger dashboard because you specified it publication time and date stamp. To simple post in advance, or use the method;

1. Login to your blogger dashboard.

2. Click on ‘New Posts’. The new post can as well be source from saved posts as draft in draft tab. The most important thing is that you want to set exactly date and time you want your blog post to be published automatically in your absent. However, the fixed published date for posts must be set in your own current time zone to align with exact when you want your blog post to be published by using the schedule post feature found in the sidebar of the new posts page.

Schedule posts date and time

3. From this tab, you can set your exactly post time and date of when you want your post to be published by using the “set date and time” button.

Schedule date and time for new post


Second method for adding posts date and time in blogger?


While the first method may be achieved using pending post tab, the second method is however also simple and can be carried out using blogger layout post body element.

1. Login to your Blogger dashboard.

2. In your Blogger dashboard, click on “Layout”.

3. The ‘Layout"’ tab will display different section of your blog Layout element. Click on the “post body” element.


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4. The ‘post body’ element will open your blog post body container that contain the format of your blog posts body structure. Right there, you are required to tick any of the feature you want to added to your blog post. Among such blogging features includes your blog posts date header, time, show author, social media share button, labels etc.


remove posts date and time from blogger

5. Now, you are require to tick the date and time option so it could automatically reflect your entire blog posts of the date and time it was published.

6. Now, click on Save.



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The same feature in your blogger post body layout where you tick option to add posted posts date and time is the same to remove or untick time and from being added to you posts. Although, there is an advance method of doing same. Below processes you guide you through:


First method of removing date and time from post in blogger?


In order to hide or remove posted posts date, time, month and years from your entire blog posts, your on have to:

1. Login to your Blogger dashboard.

2. In your Blogger dashboard, click on “Layout”.

3. The ‘Layout"’ tab will display different section of your blog Layout element. Click on the “post body” element.


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4. The ‘post body’ gadget will open your blog post body container that contain the format of how your blog posts entry structure look like. In your blog post body element contain your blog post body structure, and you are required to untick any feature you to be removed from your blog. Should you want to remove your blog posts date and time as situated in the posts body header container, or any other feature from your blog like author’s name, social media share button, author’s profile, blog posts labels etc.


remove posts date and time from blogger

5. Now, you are require to untick the date and time option so it will be removed automatically on your entire blog posts.

6. Now, click on Save.


Second method of removing date and time from post in blogger?


The second method for removing posted posts dates is an advanced method that I will advice you consider making a backup of your blogger template if you’re less confidence and familiar with editing blogger template editor.

1. Login to your Blogger dashboard.

2. Click on Template >> Customize


Advance method of removing post date and time

3. In the open Template designer, click on “Advanced”.

4. The ‘Advanced tab will open another tab. Now, click on Add CSS.

5. The ‘Add CSS’ tab will open a box at top right of the page. Now, copy the below CSS snippet and paste into the opened box area.


.date-header {display :none !important;}

6. Finally, click on Apply to Blog.

In conclusion, it makes more sense to add date and time to your blog posts entries, but removing date and time stamp from your blog will affect your search engine impact negatively in a long run.

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