How do I change the publish date for a blog post at creation?

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.

3 answers

It is not allowed, because it may affect a lot of core functions, like Page History, search results, etc.

Where's the difference to a normal page?

And why does page history matters when I cannot change the content of the blog entry?

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.

That's really ridiculous.

Marketer I'm New Here Jul 18, 2018

can you tell me more? because, i can't find the way to change the date in new blog post.

@Ben Travaglione I can't find it either. I'm trying to compose a *new* post and can't find the date options.

Ben I'm New Here Oct 29, 2018

I am using Confluence 6.9.1, and in that version, when you choose a new blog post, in the bottom left of the browser window in edit mode it has an editable box labelled "Posting Date".

@Ben thanks! are you using Confluence server, or Cloud? I'm using Cloud and I'm wondering if that's why I'm not seeing it...

Ben I'm New Here Oct 30, 2018

Yes, I am using a Confluence Server, and have not used the Cloud. I guess that is the difference. Sorry I can't provide any more help.

No worries, thanks for helping me suss it out @Ben! :)

Please add the feature to change the date on a blog post.

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