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[Resolved] Disable link on metadata date

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    Hello GP Friends,

    Currently the date in the metadata is a hyperlink. I would like it to just display the date and not be a link. I also need to format the date as ‘Nov 2017’, with the short month and year. Is there a way to do this? Do I need to overwrite the generate_posted_on function? If so, what code should I use? I’m using a child theme and have the premium version.

    I need to do this date formatting throughout the site:
    — single pages
    — archive pages
    — search pages
    — lists from the WP Show Posts plug-in

    Many thanks,


    I changed a line in the generate_posted_on. This seems to have worked for part of the site, but not for the lists in WP Show Posts.

    if ( ! function_exists( ‘generate_posted_on’ ) ) :
    * Prints HTML with meta information for the current post-date/time and author.
    function generate_posted_on()
    $date = apply_filters( ‘generate_post_date’, true );
    $author = apply_filters( ‘generate_post_author’, true );

    $time_string = ‘<time class=”entry-date published” datetime=”%1$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() )

    // If our date is enabled, show it
    if ( $date ) :
    printf( ‘<span class=”posted-on”>%1$s</span>’,
    sprintf( ‘%1$s’,
    esc_attr( get_the_date() ),


    // If our author is enabled, show it
    if ( $author ) :
    printf( ‘ <span class=”byline”>%1$s</span>’,
    sprintf( ‘<span class=”author vcard” itemtype=”; itemscope=”itemscope” itemprop=”author”>%1$s <span class=”author-name” itemprop=”name”>%4$s</span></span>’,
    __( ‘by’,’generatepress’),
    esc_url( get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta( ‘ID’ ) ) ),
    esc_attr( sprintf( __( ‘View all posts by %s’, ‘generatepress’ ), get_the_author() ) ),
    esc_html( get_the_author() )


    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    It’s not possible to update in WPSP currently.

    In GP, you should do this:

    As for the abbreviation, this might help:


    Thank you. You may close this ticket.

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You’re welcome 🙂

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