Limit Modified Date

Description

Prevent the modified date from changing when making minor changes to your content.

This plugin adds a checkbox to the Publish box, “Don’t update the modified date”. When checked, saving your post does not update the post modified date.

Minor changes like adding tags or fixing typos won’t bump the modified date.

This plugin will maintain the previous modified date. It does not let you specify a custom modified date.

When you’re ready to publish a major content change, you can uncheck this setting before saving the post.

Gutenberg Compatible

We are fully compatible with both the Gutenberg block editor (the new WordPress content editor) and the classic editor.

Customization

Your theme will need to use get_the_modified_date() to display the modified date.

This plugin only applies to the post post type by default. You can customize which post types it appears on using the limit_modified_date_post_types filter.

add_filter( 'limit_modified_date_post_types', function( $post_types ) {
    $post_types[] = 'page';
    return  $post_types;
});

Screenshots

  • Published and modified date shown in theme
  • Checkbox in post editor

Installation

  1. Upload limit-modified-date to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. When editing a post, check “Don’t update the modified date” and save your post.

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Contributors & Developers

“Limit Modified Date” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

Version 1.0.0
* Initial release