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  • #217585
    Steve

    Hi Tom,

    I noticed that my posts published dates are now showing up in places like Google. I thought there was a setting in GP to hide these.

    Maybe mine got disabled somehow. Where is this feature located again? I don’t want any date on the posts when they appear in search engines.

    Thanks for the help!

    #217588
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi there,

    You can remove the date completely using our Blog add-on.

    Go to “Customize > Blog > Blog Content” (make sure you’re viewing the blog in the Customizer) and you’ll see the option to disable it.

    #217773
    Steve

    Tom,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I actually have the blog add on, but it is not appearing in my customize section.

    I have it enabled, but nothing is appearing. I also just updated to the latest version of GP Premium.

    Thanks again.

    #217788
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    You need to be viewing the Blog in your Customizer in order to see the options.

    Let me know πŸ™‚

    #217806
    Steve

    Ah, yes, there it is.

    As I thought, I did have the dates hidden. For whatever reason, some of the newer posts that I have are still showing dates in the search engines, but ones over a week or so don’t seem to be showing anything.

    Maybe I will wait a week to see if that will hold true with these newer ones.

    Thanks again, Tom! I really appreciate your prompt replies. :]

    #217815
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Ah, it may be Google knowing when they first indexed it and showing that date.

    If it’s set to hide in the Customizer, there’s no date in the HTML at all πŸ™‚

    #284957
    Ruben

    Hi Tom

    I have an issue with this

    I run several blogs with this theme.

    Before I used to use “WP Old Post Date Remover” to get the dates removed.

    Later, I hid the date using the blog add on when I started using the theme GeneratePress.

    So, in one blog(http://www.mejorbrokerdebolsa.com/) I have the plugin “WP Old post (keep the date 1 day)” and also the blog add on date hidden. It does not show the dates on google search.

    In other blog(http://www.cfdandforextrading.com/) I deactivated the plugin WP Old and kept the blog add on date hidden. It does not show the dates on google search.

    In a third blog(http://www.brokerparacompraracciones.com/) I had the plugin WP Old post and also the blog add on date hidden. It kept showing the dates on Google search. Later I deactivated the Wp Old plugin and kept the hidden date with the blog add on but it keeps showing the date in the serps.

    I guess that with the blog add on function we do not need the plulgin Wp Old post, although if I leave it active in some web it does seem not to collide with the blog add on. Is it fine if I deactivate that plugin from all my websites?

    What do you think the issue is for the third blog? It seems the dates keep appearing no matter what. I even tried to search in the editor for the code but did not find anything.

    Thanks

    #285105
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi there,

    If you view the HTML of the site, there’s no date, so the Blog add-on is working (removing the date).

    It’s possible that Google just hasn’t crawled the site again since the dates have been removed, or they’re using the last known date.

    #285190
    Ruben

    Ok

    I checked the last cache: of several of my pages and posts and it is likely that google is still showing the cached version of several weeks ago when the date was shown in my posts. Do not remember exactly when I changed to dates hidden but was a few days ago. So still showing dates in the searchs….

    will give it some more time and check again.

    Thanks

    #285363
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer
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