Each Post (not but each Page) that you create in Blogger has a date and time associated with it. To find out what it is:
- You can see the date (but not the time) in the Posts tab.
- And, you can see the date and time in the Post Editor, in the Published on link (in the right-hand side-bar
How to set the post date (date/time) value for a blogger postOpen the Post in the Post Editor
Click the Post Options link, which is near the bottom left of the page above the Publish button (old interface) or the Published on link (in the right-hand sidebar in the new interface):
Initially, the date-time is set to Automatic: the post will be given a date-time when the Publish Post button is clicked for the first time.
Tick the Published on,area which lets you edit the date., by showing a calendar to pick the date from, like this:
To set the date for a long time in the past, you can just type in the correct values, rathe rthna having to page backwards month-by-month using the arrows.
You may want to set the date if you are giving your blog a home page, or if you want to schedule a post to go live at some time in the future.
Why set the date?
Is any other date information kept in Blogger?You can work out the month and year when a post was first published by looking at its URL: this contains the original publication month and year. For example, the URL of this post is
The bolded bit says that it was originally published in December (ie the 12th month) of 2009. This URL is kept even if I change the values in "Post Date and Time" (which I'm just about to do, to show when the article was last updated).
I think it's likely that Blogger also stores the exact publication date and time somewhere too (at least, to help them resolve DMCA copyright complaints), but don't know any way to access this.
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