Backdating posts


#1

While developing themes, it’d be useful to be able to backdate blog posts, especially when building archives.

In the meantime, someone let me know if this is possible now. I have no way of knowing if the theme I’m developing works until September 1st. :joy:


#2

Do you mean something like this?


#3

Yes!! Now is it possible to do that in bulk?

Say – client wants to import 300 .txt files with dates.

(Also, now I know my theme does not, in fact, work. Thanks!)


#4

If it’s something that big, you probably want to use the API or import posts - see Migrate an HTML blog to Ghost


#5

It’d be great if the calendar for choosing the post date allowed you to type the date directly in the field rather than manually moving one month at a time into the past. I’m currently bringing over a bunch of old posts from a crippled Movable Type blog, and it takes ~130 clicks to get where I need to be for backdated posts in 2006 and 2007. It’s a little maddening. (I hope I’m just missing something obvious!)


#6

I’m running into the same issue. Currently migrating and frustrated that I can not simply type in the date. I’m trying to think of a way allowing this would negatively impact any UI/UX decisions the team wants to maintain but I can’t think of any way it would.
Please add this it seems like an easy fix (IMO)!