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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#14364 closed feature request (wontfix)

"Now" button for current date in update post published date and time

Reported by: dovydas's profile dovydas Owned by: chriscct7's profile chriscct7
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: Editor Keywords: has-patch has-screenshots
Focuses: administration Cc:


It would be very convenient to have a button called "Now" in "Edit post" window in "Published on: date @ time" section.

Google likes to know when old posts gets updated. So it is recommended to update post "published on:" date when post content is updated. When a user wants to update publishing time and date of a post, he must click "Edit", then manually enter year, month, day, hour and minute of current date and time and then click "Update post". It is quite slow and dull process but it could be automated easily with a new button.

It would be very nice to have a button called "Now" which should automatically fill in year, month, day, hour and minute fields with values of current date and time.

Whenever a user updates post publishing date and time, the date and time that he/she usually enters is current date and time. The "Now" button would be a big time saver for users who update their posts.

Attachments (3)

14364.diff (1.3 KB) - added by rohan013 10 years ago.
Adds a current time button to change the timestamp to the current date and time
Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 4.10.11 PM.png (34.4 KB) - added by davidbhayes 9 years ago.
Screenshot of Publish box at desktop width
safari-iphone-6.png (36.7 KB) - added by davidbhayes 9 years ago.
iPhone size

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Change History (16)

#1 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#2 @r0uter
11 years ago

  • Keywords changed from published, date, time, current date, publish date, update post to published date, time, current date, publish date, update post

I will work on this.

#3 @ocean90
11 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; published date time current date publish date update post removed

#4 @iseulde
11 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor

#5 @vinod dalvi
10 years ago

Can be implemented as a part of this feature request: #28527

Last edited 10 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

10 years ago

Adds a current time button to change the timestamp to the current date and time

#7 @rohan013
10 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

Actually, the time stamp which will be placed is not exactly the current time, but the time at which the edit page loaded.

#8 @chriscct7
9 years ago

  • Focuses administration added
  • Keywords needs-testing added

#9 @davidbhayes
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-testing removed

@rohan013's patch 14364.diff applies clean. I like the "Current Time" button and think the time the page was loaded is sufficient (plus it's conveniently already in the DOM so we skip the need for a new Date() and parsing out the pieces for each box.).

#10 @helen
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-screenshots added

9 years ago

Screenshot of Publish box at desktop width

9 years ago

iPhone size

#11 @davidbhayes
9 years ago

  • Keywords has-screenshots added; needs-screenshots removed

#12 @chriscct7
9 years ago

  • Owner set to chriscct7
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

#13 @desrosj
5 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reviewing to closed

Since this ticket was last updated, the new block editor has been shipped in WordPress Core. With this comes a ground up redesign of how content is published.

Moving forward, only bug fix changes will be made to the Classic Editor interface. Because this is a feature request, I am going to close this out. This is not a vote against this idea, it just needs to be explored within the context of the block editor.

I did some searching, and it appears that similar ideas are being explored in issue 12048. Participating there would be the best way to get this into WordPress Core.

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