Change the publication date on a Squarespace blog post

By David Nge • Last Updated: January 04, 2023

Here's a quick step-by-step tutorial on how to change the publication date on your Squarespace blog post.

Usually, it's recommended to update the publication date when you have updated the content for your article with new information or to correct any error in the article.

But you can also change the publication date for a post, so it's easier for your readers to find your content.

Lastly, if you're in the game of optimizing your content for SEO or Google, then regularly updating your content for freshness will increase your odds of getting ranked on Google's search engine results.

Note that this tutorial only works for the latest version of Squarespace (Version 7.1 and above).

Let's dive right in.

How to change the publication date on a Squarespace blog post

Sign in to your Squarespace account and head to your website.

Head to your Squarepace site on the dashboard
Head to your Squarepace site on the dashboard

Select Pages Blog, and you should see a list of all the blog posts you've published.

Head to Squarespace Page settings
Head to Squarespace Page settings
Head to Squarespace Blog settings
Head to Squarespace Blog settings

Next, click on the kebab (three dots) menu of the blog post whose date you want to change then select Settings.

Head to the individual blog post settings
Head to the individual blog post settings

Then head to Options, this is where you update blog post settings such as dates, comments, adding tags & categories, etc.

Click into blog post options
Click into blog post options

Click on the blog Status, where you'll be able to edit the published date.

Click into blog status page
Click into blog status page

Select the Date to which the blog post published date should be updated.

Select a date to update for your blog post
Select a date to update for your blog post

Remember to save the changes, otherwise, your blog post published date won't change!

Save the updated published date
Save the updated published date

That's it. You've now successfully updated the published date on your blog post.

Update published date for blog post
Update published date for blog post

Frequently Asked Questions about changing the date on a Squarespace blog post

Can I bulk update the publication date on Squarespace?

As tempting as it might be, as of this writing you cannot bulk edit the dates (or content for that matter) for multiple blog posts in Squarespace.

Can I change the date format for my blog?

Yes, you can easily change the date format by heading to your site's Settings > Language & Region and choosing your preferred language and the date format for your blog posts will change accordingly.

Change the language in settings to change the date format
Change the language in settings to change the date format

Note that you won't be able to add a custom date format (For example, only showing the month and day of the published date), as that will require you to add custom code to your blog.

Can I remove the date on my blog post?

Yes, to hide the publication date on your blog post:

  1. Head to your blog page and edit any blog post.
  2. Switch the Show Date toggle off.
  3. Remember to click Done Save in the top corner to save changes.
Edit your blog post and hide the date on your blog post
Edit your blog post and hide the date on your blog post

Note that this change applies to all blog posts.