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WordPress Timestamp Feature

March 16, 2007 – 3:23 pm | by Bill

I’ve used WordPress for a long time, but have never given much thought to the WordPress Timestamp feature. After reading John Chow’s post on it a few days ago, I’ve been using it. I’m writing this post on Monday March 12, but it will be published on Friday March 16.

I’ve timestamped the last 3-4 of my posts, and I love it! It gives me a chance to doublecheck the post, to ensure that I have created all links, trackbacks, inserted any pictures, etc. I could write 5-6 posts in an evening, and then take a week break from blogging, and no one would be the wiser!

TimestampIf you are a WordPress user, I definitely recommend trying out this feature, as well as many other obscure but useful features! As John predicted, it certainly did improve my productivity.

By the way, John if you are reading this..I stole your picture, but I was going to actually screenshot it. Instead of doing the work myself, I borrowed it from you. How’s THAT for evil? (insert evil emoticon here)

  1. 7 Responses to “WordPress Timestamp Feature”

  2. By Rod on Mar 19, 2007 | Reply

    Couldn’t agree more on the timestamp feature. I wrote a 3 part series in one day and spaced them out over three weeks. I’d almost forgotten I’d written them.

    Just wish I could get Windows Live Writer and WordPress to work in the same time zone. Timestamped WLW posts schedule to drop in the middle of the night unless I change them in the WordPress dashboard.

  3. By Nomar on Mar 19, 2007 | Reply

    Damn, your evil :P

  4. By Bill on Mar 19, 2007 | Reply

    Heh. I plan on writing a series soon on proxies, and I plan to write most of them within a few days and space them out.

    You use Windows Live Writer?

    Usually when I blog I do it straight from WordPress, but if I am drafting up a post that I am going to post later, I save it into Notepad first.

  5. By Bill on Mar 19, 2007 | Reply


    Not quite as evil as John Chow yet. :(

  6. By Rod on Mar 20, 2007 | Reply

    Yeah, I use WLW. I’ve just found the WordPress interface to be horrible to use. Plus the plugins for WLW allow me to add stuff in to posts with a lot more ease than I’d get from the WordPress interface.

  7. By Kevin on Mar 8, 2008 | Reply

    Forgot to say – like the layout.

  8. By Clipper on Mar 20, 2008 | Reply

    I love the feature as well. What’s especially weird is that I wrote this comment on March 22nd, and had it timestamp for March 20th.

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