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Why not simple and built-in option for Hide/Display Date ?

  • Hi,

    I’m wondering why WP doesn’t include simple option with each post to “Hide/Display” the date?
    Because sometimes, one want make a welcome or introduction as a static message that does not need necessarily need a displayed date!
    Will this be possible?
    By the way, is there any a new WP version in near perspective?

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Because that’s plugin territory.

    Ooops!
    Sorry for the errors…proofread;
    I’m wondering why WP doesn’t include simple option with each post to “Hide/Display” the date?
    Because sometimes, one wants to make a welcome or introduction as a static message that does not necessarily need a displayed date!
    Will this be available in WP?
    By the way, is there any a new WP version in near perspective?

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Because sometimes, one wants to make a welcome or introduction as a static message that does not necessarily need a displayed date!

    Perhaps you need to create a static front page?

    is there any a new WP version in near perspective?

    WordPress 3.4 is due out any time now.

    If you want a “welcome or introduction as a static message”, just create a static front page. Voila! No date displayed on your welcome message. 🙂

    Thanks Esmi.
    But I didn’t find a plugin that allows to Display/Hide the date in a customizable manner.
    Unless I missed the right plugin, all the plugins I tested so far will apply their function on all posts, not on custom posts!
    For example, I’d like to make a static message at the top of a page without date, but I didn’t figure how.
    Any suggestion?

    Thanks Chip!
    I’m rather talking about a welcome message in a category page. I’d like to make a guideline pipe for example to user how they may process and which kind of post they may be published in this category.
    Will this be possible?
    In other word, I made a menu with some categories. In each category I’d like to add a welcome and guideline message without date. Is this possible?

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    You could use the category description field for your welcome message and then amend your theme’s category template file to output the description field. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/category_description

    Thanks Esmi. This is exactly what I look for.
    But just to figure it out, if I amend my theme to display the description, does this mean that all descriptions (for all categories and pages) will be displayed or just for the given category? Is it customizable?

    Thanks

    Exactly what @esmi said.

    If you want to display the category description for all categories, modify the category.php template file.

    If you want to display the category description only for a specific category, e.g. category foobar, create a category-foobar.php template file.

    Yes, I’ve just figured it out in the Esmi’s link.
    Thanks for you both!

    WordPress 3.4 is due out any time now.

    Cool!
    May I hope to download it tomorrow or after tomorrow? 🙂

    WordPress 3.4 is due out any time now.
    Cool!
    May I hope to download it tomorrow or after tomorrow? 🙂

    Umm… wrong topic? 🙂

    Noopp! Just wrong quote!
    🙂

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