I keep reading post about changing the publish date at creation of a blog post but I am not able to find the option when I am creating a blog post.
Any information on this would be helpful.
It is RIDICULOUS that Atlassian hasn't bothered to fix this BUG after years of being aware of it.
There is however, a work around (at least for the version of Confluence that I am using - 6.0.something - I think)
If you have a blog post with the wrong date, start a new blog post, and on creation choose the date that you want - then copy and paste the text from the old (incorrectly dated) blog post into the new blog post. Then delete the old blog post.
In my new position with my new company, I wanted to create a repository of the monthly emails sent from our InfoSec VP. As a process improvement activity, I wanted to take the content from the emails that she has sent out already in 2020 and backfill blog entries to get us up to the current email that will go out next week.
Sure, I could create a page for each of the old articles, but that defeats the purpose of doing a blog. I would have a bunch of pages then I'd change the delivery method to blog. I guess I can create an "archived articles" section of the space and roll out the blog when the next email is scheduled to be sent. Otherwise, all the prior articles will be listed in the October blog group and it will look like she sent out 9 blog posts on the same day.
Sigh. In just trying to change the publish date, researching the issue, and now writing this comment, I've wasted too much time on this. :'(
There can be very valid reasons to edit a blog post publish date. In my case, I wanted to make the publish date match the date the email was originally sent out, so if anyone wanted to search their email for it, they would have the date.
FYI: We are using Confluence Cloud.
For instance, I'd like to move my old content to confluence while preserving history dates (e.g, over a hundred release dates since 2007).
It has nothing to do with created/updated timestamp, but it must be possible to control the post history calendar and yyyy/mm/dd urls.
P.S.: We are developers, not bloggers.
Usually I prepare my blog post days before posting it (some needs technical review before publish, other needs hierarchical validation,...). But the post date is initialized the day you create the page not the day you publish it. Sometimes I forget to update the date when I "Publish" it and I then have a wrong publication date which can be months before the real publish.
In that case it would be great to be able to change the publication date to let the page appear under the right month in the blog pages tree.
It is not about lying, just use cases.
I'm exploring the opportunity to use the blog as changelog for my project. We have dates and content attached to them. And we can categorize posts with labels so that it is easy to filter them. (As workaround for having a single blog for the entire space).
Given that, I need to move already documented changelog into blog posts. I simply want to change the "container" for my entries, not lying on dates.
And of course I need to create a post ahead time of publishing. I think we need to be able to modify dates later, past creation and publishing.
I agree we need some help here.
Needing to change the date of a blog post is not about lying. I'm surprised by the assumption, especially from a Community Leader.
Sometimes you need to correct a mistake.
For example, I write a blog post for every Release and every Leadership Meeting.
Sometimes, I accidentally create a Page instead of a Blog post. So the content doesn't display where it is supposed to, and I am completely powerless to correct this mistake.
I cannot change a Page to a Blog Post. I cannot create a new Blog Post and change the date. It's a content management headache.
What is the recommended workaround for this situation?
Perhaps improving the content creation workflow would help mitigate the "Damnit, I didn't realize I created a Page instead of a Blog post" frustration.
I noticed that the content creation UX was recently redesigned, and unfortunately, I think it made the problem worse for me.
I'd appreciate any recommendations. Thank you!
My use case is not lying, but trying to list pages by an "event date" rather than by creation date or modification date (or title). If blog publish dates were editable, I could potentially use blog posts to list my training sessions (or other events) in the order they actually occurred. I don't publish every session page the same day it takes place, and sometimes I edit session pages afterwards. Neither creation nor modification date is correct here.
Alas there are some limitations in the default Confluence macros.
My solution to date has been to use the Page Properties macro with a column for Event date, formatted 2020-07-13, and sorted in descending order by Event date. (I'm planning to write an article about this and share how I did it.) This has been working well, but now I have a new, similar use case with other events where the Page Properties Report macro doesn't fit well into its assigned real estate. I have a kludge, but....I shouldn't have to work this hard for my cheese.
I have been testing a Scaffolding data table and pulling the events back out again with Reporting, which does work but because reasons I'd rather not use Scaffolding for this.
If there is another way to add an "event date" piece of metadata to a page (without buying another plug-in or add-on), and then sort a page listing by it, I would love to hear about it!
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