How to Display the Date of Another Page or Post? (7 posts)

  1. misty9
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have found the following codex for displaying the date and author of the CURRENT page. i.e the_date(), the_time() and the_title() all have the capability of displaying the page in the Current page or post.


    POST TITLE: WordPress Makes Me Smile
    AUTHOR: Harriet Smith
    POSTED: 20 April 2004

    For my specific needs, I am processing the Date and Author info in a different page other than the “Current Page”. The_date() needs to be able to find the page ID or the post ID before issuing the correct date for that Page or Post.

    Is there a way to display the Date and Author information of another page in WordPress?

    I'd like the same way weberforum shows their Topics and Last Post:



  2. misty9
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmm..., May be I can try WP_LIST_PAGES() function in page 1, which lists other pages with dates. But not sure yet how it would work with two columns such as Topics and Last Post.


    Please do share your insights if could. Thanks.

  3. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    All the template tags that display title/time/date/author must be used inside the Loop.

    To be honest I don't really understand what are you trying to do.

    wp_list_pages definitely doesn't do anything like that.

  4. misty9
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If possible in WordPress, I want to do what the following weberforums page can do. i.e.

    Linked pages having dates and author automatically reflected whenever the linked page is being updated.

    Can you please take a look at the following page so that you can understand what I mean. thx.


  5. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am still confused. That's a forum software. This is NOT a forum software. Why are you expecting a forum-like behaviour from a blogging tool?

  6. misty9
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have removed my url here.

    I will have to live with it if you say it is not supported.

  7. misty9
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In case anyone may be interested in the plugin that I've found:

    Plugin "List Subpages Plugin for WordPress", which utilizes wp_list_pages() to show created dates for subpages of a page.


    Given a thread may be extended for weeks or months, it would be nice if this plugin has the option of displaying the Post Updated(which is a plugin that displays notice/date/time of when a post was last updated. By Kaf Oseo.).

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