Version: 2.3 Adds the ability to update a post without having WordPress automatically update the post's post_modified timestamp.
Adds the ability to update a post without having WordPress automatically update the post's post_modified timestamp.
WordPress maintains a post field called post_modified which tracks the date the post was last edited. This value is used by feeds to indicate the latest update to each post or to report the latest updated post. Plugins and other manual uses of some of WordPress's template tags may also reference the post modification date to call attention to posts that have been updated. However, if an update is such that you don't want it to be recorded in the post_modified date field (perhaps due to the update being a small formatting/editing change or fix, or if you just want to keep quiet about an update), then this plugin is for you.
This plugin adds a "Stealth update?" checkbox to the "Publish" box of any post or pages "Edit Post" admin page.
Note: The fact that a post was stealth updated is not retained once the update completes. You must re-check the "Stealth update?" checkbox for subsequent updates that you wish to also be stealthy (unless you configure the checkbox to be checked by default -- see FAQ).