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I'm making a frankenblog as I've seen it described here as its the easiest way to achieve my aims with the universal filter plugin.

My issue is that I want to change the published date of my "blog" entries to dates that are decades in the past. The date picker in the blog entry settings requires a crazy amount of clicks to get to the desired dates (eg sometime in 1993).

Is there a way I can edit a blog publish date manually - ie type in a date?

Many thanks in advance.

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@MK-Estate I agee, it’s a terrible user experience. Please see this workaround provided by @creedon: Blog Post Date Past Go To. It's a bookmarklet that you add as a favourite to your browser and it allows you to type a date:

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Note that Squarespace only permits dates as far back as 01/01/1970.

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2 hours ago, paul2009 said:

@MK-Estate I agee, it’s a terrible user experience. Please see this workaround provided by @creedon: Blog Post Date Past Go To. It's a bookmarklet that you add as a favourite to your browser and it allows you to type a date:

image.thumb.png.fe719676e09f4126d67a927dfcd5b4dc.png⬇️

Note that Squarespace only permits dates as far back as 01/01/1970.

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This worked a treat and taught me what a bookmarklet is! Thank you so much - made a tedious task painless. I love how it has to simulate clicking back through the dates, proper workaround that ; )

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When the bookmarklet stops working let me know. I'll try to fix it. SS is always updating things and the code will eventually break.

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18 hours ago, creedon said:

When the bookmarklet stops working let me know. I'll try to fix it. SS is always updating things and the code will eventually break.

Thank you! Im hoping to have most of this done today so hopefully they won't change anything before i'm done. Have ~250 items to set dates for with latest date being 2004 and earliest being pre-1970 (just a couple so epoch limit not an issue). This is a life saver.

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35 minutes ago, inkmouse said:

my client was unable to get it to work. Any possible updates or can you advise?

I just tested the bookmarklet on my test site and it worked a treat.

The only thing that comes to mind is it wasn't installed properly. The first thing to check it to see if the bookmarklet looks something like the following in the browser bookmark editor.

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Let us know how it goes.

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On 2/16/2024 at 5:34 AM, inkmouse said:

@creedon my client was unable to get it to work. Any possible updates or can you advise? Thank you.

You can checkout our freebie that replace the datepicker with month/year view

https://beyondspace-showcase.squarespace.com/blog-publish-datepicker

 

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