Ability to change the publish / created date in a CMS item manually

Ability to change the publish / created date in a CMS item manually  - would be useful when migrating posts and content from old sites.

  • Diarmuid Sexton
  • Feb 8 2018
  • Ryan Almusawi commented
    13 Mar 12:45am

    It's pretty frustrating that this doesn't exist yet! Any movement on this from the Webflow team? We can't commit to using Webflow CMS without this basic functionality.

  • Rogier Mechielsen commented
    12 Sep, 2023 07:49am

    Voted! A nice first step would be to make these dates be available for importing dates via CSV.

  • Taha Zemmouri commented
    29 Sep, 2022 01:24pm

    I'm in the process of canceling my account over this missing functionality (too)

  • Tim Trautmann commented
    24 Aug, 2022 05:54pm

    I'm in the process of canceling my account over this missing functionality. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • Ågot Hellum commented
    28 Dec, 2021 12:18pm

    Another vote for this. Is it possible to get feedback from Webflow if this basic blog feature will be fixed?

  • Inge Cuypers commented
    6 Dec, 2021 11:43am

    Yet another vote for this. We are stuck publishing on a very static schedule that doesn't allow for much flexibility at all. The manual management of featuring articles in order of importance, not original staging, is also not very efficient. So please, please can we get this dating feature soon.

  • Design Team commented
    22 Oct, 2021 02:59am

    Another vote for this one... I should be able to set a publish date manually... whether it's in the past or the future! I understand you can use a custom field, but that's an irritating and error-prone workaround. Would be a lot easier if the "Published Date" defaulted to the current date, or the scheduled date, or could be overriden with a manual value.


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  • Guest commented
    23 Apr, 2021 02:02pm

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  • Tor Vegard Tobiassen commented
    9 Apr, 2021 07:09am

    I'm currently transferring content from an old site to webflow. And this was such a basic future to me that I thought for sure that this was possible. Please add this function.

  • Garrett R commented
    6 Nov, 2020 03:38pm

    The response that we could use a custom field date ignores the reality that transitioning a site from another CMS, this is hugely impractical due to the manual nature of the process - as others have already said. It seems basic, please just make the creation date an editable field. i.e. just auto add the existing date field please.

  • David commented
    27 Jul, 2020 03:14pm

    Just posted a request for pre-populated date fields which would be a nice-ish solution to this – https://wishlist.webflow.com/ideas/WEBFLOW-I-3160

  • David commented
    27 Jul, 2020 03:02pm

    This is a real big one, as someone else said – this falls apart when importing a bunch of old entries. Manually having to add the date on every post is... not nice. I'm guessing this is a technical limitation somehow, but being able to manually select the published date would also negate the need to have the schedule feature.

    At the very least we need a feature to pre-fill a date field with todays date.

  • Matt Schweitz commented
    8 Jun, 2020 08:40am

    Not sure why the benefits of this feature are such a mystery. When I import posts into Webflow, sure I can manually set the dates for a new custom field (ie, "Original Publish Date"), but THEN for all new future posts, my authors have to manually set this field as well. This shouldn't be required in any modern CMS system. Please fix.

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  • Michael Auer commented
    5 May, 2020 01:35pm

    This ist SUPER important, and a BASIC Feature of a CMS… i Never saw a cms who doesn't support edit publish date until webflow. why?

  • Tye Newton commented
    16 Mar, 2020 05:15am

    This is important! Great points have already been in this thread as to why a custom Date field is not a sufficient workaround, incuding that it causes a ton of extra ongoing work, when the ability to edit the Publish Date would only take some work one time. We also shouldn't have to take up one of a limited number of CMS fields just to correct an issue caused by importing CMS items in a way that doesn't honor the original Publish Date.

  • Yasmina Lembachar commented
    4 Dec, 2019 11:45am

    Yes! This post also provides more feedback as to why a custom date field wouldn't be practical: https://forum.webflow.com/t/editing-publish-date-for-imported-cms-items/100385 (namely: the need to then manually update the field for every new post added to the collection)

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