Automatically Change the Date After Editing a WordPress Post

Automatically Change the Date After Editing a WordPress Post

Ahoy there folks – we’ve got another WPMU reader in need of some assistance. His name is Pedro, and he’s sent us a WordPress question about automatically adjusting the ‘published’ date of posts, after they’ve been updated.

How to change the date of a WordPress post that has been updated

With a bit of luck, some of you fine WordPress masters might be able to send some advice his way. Pedro asks:

Is it possible to automatically change the date of a wordpress post, after an update?

I am building a website with image galleries as posts. Each time I update a particular gallery, I want that post to display as the most recent on my site.

So if the gallery was originally posted three weeks ago, for example, when I update the images I would want the ‘published’ date to automatically change to the current date. I need the most recently updated gallery to always be the first post in the loop.

Is is possible to make WordPress do this?

Thank you!

-Pedro

Can it be done?

How to automatically change the published date of a WordPress postIs this something you’ve ever attempted with WordPress? If you have any ideas that you could share with Pedro, please leave a comment and the end of this article and tell us what you think. There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling of knowing that you’ve helped a fellow WordPress user solve a problem.

So get involved! We look forward to hearing from you.

Photos: Gruntzooki and Pedro Vezini.

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