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    I read a few threads about this on here already, but unfortunately I lack the coding skills to achieve my desired results, using one of the answers you guys already gave.

    So I want to change the Post meta to display something like this:

    Written by [Author]|Last updated on August 15, 2017

    Appreciate any help!

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    That already helps a lot, thanks!

    Two more questions:
    How would I move the author in front of the date?
    How do I make so the date isn’t a link?

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    That should be possible with a filter.

    First, disable the author inside of the Customizer.

    Then add this function:

    add_filter( 'generate_post_date_output', 'tu_author_in_front_of_date', 10, 2 );
    function tu_author_in_front_of_date( $date, $time_string ) {
    	$author = sprintf( ' <span class="byline">%1$s</span>', // WPCS: XSS ok, sanitization ok.
    		sprintf( '<span class="author vcard" itemtype="https://schema.org/Person" itemscope="itemscope" itemprop="author">%1$s <a class="url fn n" href="%2$s" title="%3$s" rel="author" itemprop="url"><span class="author-name" itemprop="name">%4$s</span></a></span>',
    			__( 'by','generatepress'),
    			esc_url( get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta( 'ID' ) ) ),
    			/* translators: 1: Author name */
    			esc_attr( sprintf( __( 'View all posts by %s', 'generatepress' ), get_the_author() ) ),
    			esc_html( get_the_author() )
    	$date = sprintf( '<span class="posted-on">%s</span>', $time_string );
    	return $author . $date;

    This doesn’t work unfortunately.

    With and without the snippet it doesn’t result into what I need.

    “Written by Author | Last updated on April 21, 2018”

    Also for some reason the snippet doesn’t work anymore to show the “Last update date”.

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    That’s strange – I just tested it and it’s working for me.

    How did you add the function?


    I used the Code Snippets plugin to add the snippet.

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    And it’s activated? Can you link me to your site with the snippet added?



    I think the problem was that I placed it at the bottom of my CSS file, now it’s working fine. Thanks a lot!

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Awesome, glad I could help ๐Ÿ™‚


    I have tried to add filter in post #593641, but it did something strange. It just repeated post updated date and author meta 2 times.
    Maybe it has something to do whith my other filter:
    add_filter( ‘generate_post_date_output’, ‘tu_show_modified_date’ );
    function tu_show_modified_date() {
    $time_string = ‘<time class=”entry-date published” datetime=”%1$s” itemprop=”datePublished”>%2$s</time>’;

    if ( get_the_time( ‘U’ ) !== get_the_modified_time( ‘U’ ) ) {
    $time_string = ‘<time class=”updated” datetime=”%3$s” itemprop=”dateModified”>%4$s</time>’;

    $time_string = sprintf( $time_string,
    esc_attr( get_the_date( ‘c’ ) ),
    esc_html( get_the_date() ),
    esc_attr( get_the_modified_date( ‘c’ ) ),
    esc_html( get_the_modified_date() )

    ‘<span class=”posted-on”>%1$s</span>’, // WPCS: XSS ok, sanitization ok.
    sprintf( ‘%3$s‘,
    esc_url( get_permalink() ),
    esc_attr( get_the_time() ),

    I just wanted post meta in this order: Author: + Gravatar + author’s name + Last updated: + date
    Can you help me with this?

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    What’s that function doing exactly?

    I assume you have other functions to add the gravatar?

    Let me know ๐Ÿ™‚


    That function shows modified date with words “Last updated” but only if post was updated. If post was not updated it shows published date without words “Last updated”.
    I deleted previous function to add Gravatar because it looked like it repeats half of the code to show author and the date in post #593641.

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Tom,
    I have added CSS for post updated date like you suggested. So far it works fine. But i have few more questions about function in post #593641:
    – How can i add gravatar foto in there?
    – How do i make an interval between author’s meta and date? Because now date appears right after author’s meta without even slightest gap.
    – How can i make all this post meta appear in this form only in single posts? And in the main page and archive page only show date? Because now in main page and archive page shows author’s meta although i checked off “Display post author” in Customizer.

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