Don’t update a post’s “modified” timestamp for insignificant edits.
Whenever you make any edits to your posts, WordPress will set the post’s “last modified/updated” date to the time of your edit. However, neither your readers nor most publishing protocols don’t think of your posts as updated just because you fixed a few small spelling mistake or appended a new set of tags.
The Minor Edits makes an automatic determination of whether an edit is significant or insignificant. When a edit is determined to be significant, the last modified date is set to now; but when an edit is determined to be insignificant the last modified date is left unchanged.
This behavior lets you use the last modification time in your themes and syndication feed with more authority. When something says it’s updated, it means the post actually has been updated significantly rather than just having a tiny spelling correction or a fixed link.
The Minor Edits plugin is an excellent companion for WordPress themes and widgets that displays a list of recently updated posts; or automatically prefixes updated posts with “Updated:”.
Requires: 4.4.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 1 week ago
Active Installs: Less than 10
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