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    I using a 3.4 WP version and 1.2.2 Yoast SEO plugin.

    Before the latest version, I adjusted the meta description length for articles, so do not exceed the maximum characters allowed, limited to 140 chars, to be displayed in Goole serps and the option Disable the date of display was checked.
    Now, that option is gone, and the date is displayed by default, so in the edit page, descriptions of characters exceeds the limited to 140 chars IN MY ALL ARTICLES !!!.
    I have no date code in my single.php theme.
    Any solutions for that?

    Thanks, regards.

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  • Same here. It’s kind of annoying. What is the reason for having it removed?

    I don’t display the date so why force me to have to calculate every time I create a new post.

    This was the thread I was looking for, I to want to get rid of the date from my post descriptions and have been looking for a plugin or code snippet to remove it but no luck.

    I will subscribe to this thread in hopes of finding an answer.



    Since I’ve upgraded the check box option to disable date has gone and now it’s back to dating my posts and eating into preview snippet text. Really hope there’s a workaround as I’m regretting bothering to upgrade. 🙁

    Plugin Author Joost de Valk


    Yeah there’s a workaround, check the WordPress SEO API docs.

    Hi Joost,

    First I would like to apologize, you offer a tremendous resource for FREE which you obviously put in a lot of thought and work but then you come here and a lot of us are quick to throw out our complaints and slow to post our thanks.

    I’m as guilty as anyone so I just want you to know that I am thankful for all your hard work and time devoted to creating an incredible plugin.

    OK so back to the date snippet : )
    I don’t play around with code very much but I’m assuming that we have to edit the code in the plugin to remove the date, would that be a correct assumption?

    Thanks again!

    P.S. I’m not trying to offend anyone with my statement so please don’t think I am.

    Plugin Author Joost de Valk


    No you wouldn’t actually, this would do it, you can just copy it into your themes functions.php and don’t need to touch the plugin:

    add_filter( 'wpseo_show_date_in_snippet_preview', '__return_false' );

    WOW!! Working on a Sunday and responding to comments, that’s dedication.

    Thanks a lot my friend I really appreciate the help.


    Plugin Author Joost de Valk


    Just an FYI: I’m adding back an option to enable / disable date display in the snippet preview per post type.

    Hi Joost,

    That’s terrific! I’m going to wait for the update then which will save me a ton of work : )

    I should have made one already but you have my word as soon as I receive my disability check this month I WILL be making a donation.

    I seldom find this type of support from a product I pay for, I feel like a schmuck for not having contributed long ago.

    You’ve helped a lot of Internet marketers for years and for free and I hope that others have shown their appreciation sooner than I have myself.

    I barely cover my expenses online so that’s why I have to wait for my disability check but my word is as good as money in the bank. Thanks again!

    Take Care!



    Thanks a lot!

    Thanks Joost for a wonderful plugin, great work. It makes the grip on the SEO process in WP stronger 🙂

    I really still have to get used to WP: I used to dive into HTML/CSS from scratch and it’s as if I can only dip my toes in the water so far. So I don’t mind doing some tweaking but I have to know where to be and so on. Looks like putting the option to enable/disable date display per post is great, adding the code in ‘functions.php’ disables it for all posts, right?

    Anyway, great work.

    Doesn’t work, date shows up in google snippet, and my meta description is cut. I’ve been waiting the fix for this for a very long time.
    I haven’t checked the option for date display.
    I had add_filter( 'wpseo_show_date_in_snippet_preview', '__return_false' ); in my functions.php for months, but nothing to do.
    I removed the filter, in case of some strange conflict with the option.
    I checked the option, in case of some strange something, or a bad translation.
    Nothing to do, date is always there.

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