change "posted on" to "updated on"

hi Movin,

is it possible to change “posted on” to “updated on” for my time stamps under the title for each post?



Hi Bel,

I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

You can try achieving this by using the attached small plugin specially developed for you that contains some custom code.

Best Regards,

hi movin,

thanks this works. however, it doesn’t show the latest date that I updated on.

reference post here: i updated this on 7 march.

kindly advise, thanks!



Do you want to change the date? not just the text? In that case, use this function in your child theme’s functions.php

function activello_posted_on() {
	$time_string = '<time class="entry-date published" datetime="%1$s">%2$s</time>';
	if ( get_the_time( 'U' ) !== get_the_modified_time( 'U' ) ) {
		$time_string .= '<time class="updated" datetime="%3$s">%4$s</time>';

	$time_string = sprintf( $time_string,
		esc_attr( get_the_modified_date( 'c' ) ),
		esc_html( get_the_modified_date() ),
		esc_attr( get_the_modified_date( 'c' ) ),
		esc_html( get_the_modified_date() )

	printf( '<span class="posted-on">'. __( 'Posted on', 'activello' ) .' %1$s</span>',
		sprintf( '<a href="%1$s" rel="bookmark">%2$s</a>',
			esc_url( get_permalink() ),
		sprintf( '<span class="author vcard"><a class="url fn n" href="%1$s">%2$s</a></span>',
			esc_url( get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta( 'ID' ) ) ),
			esc_html( get_the_author() )

Let us know,


You’re a genius! Thanks guys!

One more problem: I want Google to show the date I updated on though, but currently it shows the time that I posted the article. (see attached)

Kindly advise.

It will take some time for the Google to reindex you site with updated post dates so please have a patience.

You can also ask Google to reindex it by submitting post URLs on the below page.

Hi @mademoisellebel,

Glad it works :slight_smile:

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thanks guys. you are amazing! i will!

You are always welcome here :slight_smile:

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