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  • i’d like to be able to backdate my posts. in other words, i’d like to start the blog on a date in the past and have the subsequent entries follow that date.
    can someone tell me how i might do that?
    is there a way to change the date the WP thinks today is?
    or does one have to change the date for each post and if so how do you do that?

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Advanced editing screen, edit the timestamp – bottom left
    You’ll have to do that for each post.


    actually, my problem was a bit more.
    i want my whole blog to look like it’s published in the past.
    so it appears i need the calendar that shows up on the righthand side to be one
    that corresponds to the date i’m backdating to.
    is there a way to do that?

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Not sure how far back you want to go:
    If the calendar was the only problem, would your project work without it there ?

    1901 is plenty of backdating room for my purposes.
    but, yes, i need the calendar. the point is to look like a normal blog (which normally has a calendar, in my experience), but to appear as though the day you are looking at it is a day in the past (post 1901, in my case). so would there be a way to set whatever drives the calendar to the timeframe that concerns me?
    thanks for the help here.

    I cannot find

    Can someone give me the URL please?

    Since there does not seem to be a satisfactory pMachine import utility, I wonder whether I should post all my previous entries into WordPress and then back date them to the same dates as before? This would mean that I’ll need to do this more than 200 times. However, with new categorization in WordPress, I probably need to edit every post anyway.

    btw, found out earlier how to backdate an entry.

    In the Write Post page, click the Advanced Editing button. Then check the Edit Timestamp box, and change the date and time!

    Only thing is: backdating entries one by one is tedious, even when I need to re-categorise my entries. If only someone would come up with a pMachine 2.3 to WP 1.5 utility. :-p

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