Use the Post Date block to display the date of the post. This block is primarily nested inside a query loop block and helps to customize the appearance of the query loop.
To add a Post Date block, click the Block Inserter icon when editing the page template. Search for the Post Date block. Click on it to add the block to your page template.
You can also type /post-date and hit enter in a new paragraph block to add the Post Date block quickly.
Detailed instructions on adding blocks
To view the block toolbar, click on the block and the toolbar will be displayed.
Every block comes with unique toolbar icons. These block-specific controls allow you to manipulate the block right in the editor.
The Post Date block shows five buttons in the block toolbar:
- Transform to
- Drag icon
- Move arrows
- Change text alignment
- More options
Click on the “Transform” button to convert the Post Date block into a “Group” block or “Columns” block.
To drag and drop the block to a new location on the page template, click and hold the rectangle of dots, then drag to the new location. The blue separator line indicates where the block will be placed. Release the left mouse button when you find the new location to place the block.
The up and down arrow icons can be used to move the block up and down on the page.
Get more information about moving a block within the editor.
Change text alignment:
Click the “Change alignment” button in the Block toolbar to display the alignment drop-down. You can align the block text to the left, make it center-aligned or align it to the right.
These controls give you the option to copy, duplicate, and edit your block as HTML.
Read about these and other settings.
In addition to the block toolbar, every block has specific options in the editor sidebar.
If you do not see the sidebar, click the ‘cog’ icon next to the Save button.
You can customize the text color, background color, and link color for the Post Date block. The color options available will vary based on the theme.
See this guide for more information about changing colors.
On this tab, you can select the format to display the date from the dropdown as shown below:
Turn on the ‘Link to post’ button in the Block Settings to link the post date to the URL of the post. This enables the website visitor to go to the post by clicking on the Post Date.
On this tab, you can adjust the Font size, Font family, Appearance, Line height, Letter case, and Letter-spacing.
To access all the typography options click on the + button in the right corner of the Typography tab.
Get more details about changing typography settings.
The “Advanced” tab lets you add CSS class(es) to your block. This will allow you to write custom CSS and styles to the block.
- Created 2022-03-21
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