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Need better action in Edit Timestamp area (10 posts)

  1. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Feature request...

    I would like improved usability in the Edit Timestamp area, where you can back-date or forward-date a post.

    When I am in Month, I should press TAB and it would go to Day, then TAB to Year. But the TAB doesn't work for me here, I must mouse-click each of them.

    I forget to check the "Edit Timestamp" and then I get no confirmation that my post sorted to today instead of the date I entered. If the user begins to input a date by-hand, anything other than the default (current time), it should automatically be Edit Timestamp. Why check a box?

    Thank you for working to improve WordPress! Just one user's request.

  2. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Get a better browser (as to the tabbing ;-)

    As for the other, I never liked the checkbox, either. Change the date and/or time means change the date and/or time, berry simple berry easy (one would think).

  3. I like the checkbox. What if you accidentally change a value and then decide that you don't want to change the timestamp? You'd have to not save your changes.

  4. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Beel -- my browser is Firefox 1.0.6. To my knowledge there isn't a better browser on Windoze, if there is please tell me. The tabbing isn't right in WordPress Admin under Firefox 1.0.6.

    Viper007, in the rare instance when you somehow accidently change a number you didn't want to in the Edit Timestamp area, you would (A) Change it back to the date/time you want (want current time? Look at a clock...), or (B) You copy your edited post contents, cancel changes and reload Edit Post, and repaste your changes. This rare workaround seems better than having to Tick a "yes I really meant change it when I said change it" box every time ad-nauseum. For me, anyway, because half of my posts are current-dated, 1/3 are back-dated and 1/3 forward-dated.

  5. pizdin_dim
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When I am in Month, I should press TAB and it would go to Day, then TAB to Year. But the TAB doesn't work for me here, I must mouse-click each of them.

    I use firefox 1.0.6 and the tab behaviour is correct: month > day > year > hour > minute. What's your doing?

  6. Change it back to the date/time you want (want current time? Look at a clock...)

    What if I'm editing an old post and I change the time? Hard to set it back.

    Anyway, you could just edit the page and add checked="checked" to make the checkbox checked by default.

  7. Beel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    FF tabs just fine.

    I was scratching my head now and then wondering why, after publishing, the date was not what I set (knowing full well I had checked the box). Found out recently that if you check the box, set the date and time and then click save and Continue Editing it comes back with the correct date but the check box is still checked and the current date displayed. Ha, then if you don't happen to scroll down and uncheck the box when you hit "Publish" you'll get the current date and time ;-)

  8. ajs279
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In which file should I look to change the default status of the default Edit Timestamp checkbox? It's not in post.php and I didn't pick up any hints from there.

  9. Arlo
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would love a button that automatically sets the timestamp to the CURRENT time, and second the request that the checbox automatically check when you start editing the fields.

  10. soungalo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    for an already checked "edit timestamp".

    change in admin-functions.php (wp-admin folder)

    ~ligne 938
    echo '<fieldset><legend><input type="checkbox" class="checkbox" name="edit_date" value="1" id="timestamp" />

    with

    echo '<fieldset><legend><input type="checkbox" class="checkbox" name="edit_date" value="1" checked id="timestamp" />

    it's easy. :)

    or just hide the checkbox:

    ~change the ligne 938
    echo '<fieldset><legend><input type="hidden" name="edit_date" value="1" id="timestamp" /> </legend>';

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