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When you are entering a blog post's published date, you select a date from the date picker. I wonder what was the use case behind presenting a date picker to the user where the only way to move the date is by month only!?

It's already bad enough that you cannot migrate a site's content to another easily. On top of this, try entering over 130 news publications again ONE BY ONE where the dates go back as far as 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fortunately, when you finally clicked the BACK ARROW on the date picker about 120 TIMES to get to 2012, and you save and publish, Squarespace does not even remotely saves the date when you duplicate this blog post in order to save on the clicking! (...sarc...)

The Squarespace development team should be responsible entering news items (and other blog posts) so they can feel the pain they've created! We have news publications from 2012, 13, 14, 15, etc. And there are a couple for each year. Can you guess how many times one has to click the back arrow to advance the date by month!? By the time I get done, I'll have to buy another mouse because its button will be ruined!

Thank you for not allowing to select the year and month from a dropdown! That would've been so much more inconvenient! Imagine being able to select the date in 3 clicks as opposed to 120!

I bet the person who approved this date picker doesn't have much experience in the real world, does he? Do me a solid and fire him!

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Hello everyone, 

We're currently in the middle of transferring over to squarespace and we have a ton of blog posts that we want to migrate over, but are finding that we cannot back date them. Is there a way around this? Or are we just going to have to publish them as the date we launch the new site, with disclaimer saying: "original article/blog posted XX date on former website".

Thanks so much!


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22 minutes ago, DSOR said:

we have a ton of blog posts that we want to migrate over, but are finding that we cannot back date them.

Blog post dates are usually maintained when they are imported. Also, they can be changed (in the post options) if you are adding them manually, but it does involve a lot of clicking. See Changing blog post publication dates.

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