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Date/Time Now Button


The Now Button simply changes the date and time of a post, page, or comment to… now. This useful if you make significant changes to a post, page, or comment and want to push it back to the front page or something of that nature.

Now button will be displayed:

  • When editing the date and time on a Post

  • When editing the date and time on a Page

  • When editing the date and time on a Comment

  • When quick editing a Post

  • When quick editing a Page


  • A post or page with Now button
  • A comment with Now button


  1. Upload the ‘datetime-now-button’ directory to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate ‘Date/Time Now Button’ from the site’s ‘Plugins’ menu


To-do before 1.0

Isolate to specific pages, currently loaded on every admin_head call. Maybe use $pagenow, maybe something more elegant.


Structured Error_update

Please help clarify: 1) Does this plugin resolve the Google Webmaster Tools Structured Data Errors for missing the updated dates? 2) If I install and activate the plugin, is it correct that in order to get an updated date to display, I would need to go to each individual post and select Now, and the date that would display, would become the date on which I selected NOW? 3) Is the published date still also displayed? 4) If I am not doing any change other than select NOW, to get the updated date to resolve Structured Errors, will the post be re-published to my followers once I select Now on each post? Thank you for clarification! (I am using only default 2014 theme with plugins and looking for a plugin to resolve structured data errors as all fixes want to change the default theme which I understand we are not supposed to do.
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“Date/Time Now Button” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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January 16, 2013 by radiok

  • Tweaked i18n, note i18n != l10n != l18n


January 11, 2013 by radiok

  • Updated stable to tag to WordPress 3.5
  • Added l18n
  • Added es_ES translation


November 5, 2010 by radiok

  • Added Now button to Quick Edit of Post or Page, as suggested by Chris


October 14, 2010 by radiok

  • Initial release