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Silent Update

Description

Silent Update

Silent Update shows and controls content (post/page) modification date. Basically you can choose whether you want to update modification date or not when save post/article. It’s a plugin that you should have just in case. If you are still not convinced there are few cases I’m sure you will need Silent Update:

  • want to know when post was modified
  • hide against your boss information that post has been modified
  • found typo and don’t want to tell your readers that something changed

Usage of this plugin is extremely simple. Once you edit some of your post in administration area you should see something additional meta box located on right side of screen called “Modification date”. It’s box created by Silent Update. It consist of following informations:

  • checkbox to decide whether modify update date
  • information about last date of modification

By default checkbox is disabled – it means that posts will update their date. If you save article, you will notice that modification date changed. If you click checkbox and save article, modification date won’t change – that’s it!

Screenshots

  • Silent Update in action

Installation

  1. Upload the silent-update directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Edit article and there you go!

Reviews

Simple and effective

Great.
Does exactly what it should.

Simple and clear code. Great.

We have changed the behavior from needing to tick the checkbox to don’t update to need to un-check the checkbox. So in normal cases the date won’t be updated as – for most of the posts – it’s just fixing typos or similar and to real content updates.

At last !

found typo and don’t want to tell your readers that something changed

Something I was looking for a long time 😀
A Post update should be something more relevant, such as an updated info, no just some typos correction.

Thanks for sharing !

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Contributors & Developers

“Silent Update” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

v1.0

  • Initial release.