No Date Stamp on Loaded Articles?

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  • #102729

    boles
    Member

    Why was a design choice made to remove the Date Stamp from articles when they load?

    If you have a decade-old blog, and visitors are finding you via search or direct article link, they need to know the age of the article they’re reading.

    Sending them to the blog homepage to do a search, to get the date, is repetitive, not redactive.

    I also wish you’d included a native search box instead of having us make it a Widget — and a direct EDIT link for articles would have also been nice.

    The blog I need help with is bolesblogs.com.

    #102836

    thelukemcdonald
    Theme Author

    Thanks for pointing out the entry date isn’t displayed on single post pages. We made a fix for this and should be visible as soon soon.

    Adding a direct edit link is possible and something that could be added. I’ve added the suggestion to our updates list.

    As for the search box, this would be something that would take a bit more work and consideration for implementation. This is the first request for this type of feature, however, if it becomes more popular we may consider looking into adding something like that.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    #102846

    boles
    Member

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    I eagerly await the entry date update!

    I appreciate your consideration for the EDIT link. In the early WP.com days, all the templates had edit links for each article, then they started to disappear, and I never understood why, except for wondering if the newer designers weren’t writers and editors as well. Without a link, If you need to edit something, you have to get out of web view, go into the backend, search for the article, and then edit it from there. Clunky.

    I understand your concern for Search. Having a search box as part of a menu system or in the banner area helps with sidebar and widget design in that it’s one thing you don’t have to add as an end user that ends up “pushing down” other sidebar — content because Search is vital to a big blog.

    Search is mandatory for every blog — so include it in situ! Widget selections are contextual and variable depending on user needs.

    #102857

    thelukemcdonald
    Theme Author

    I think a likely reason why theme developers are dropping the edit links in themes (us included) is because the WordPress admin bar includes an “Edit” link for each page; WordPress.com displays an edit link in the lower right hand corner. This actually provides a better UX because the edit link is in the same place regardless of the page or theme.

    In anycase, I believe this ticket should be taken care of as soon as WP.com gets a chance to set the updates live.

    #102858

    boles
    Member

    I appreciate your reply. That edit link you mention in the lower corner takes you directly to the modern editor. If you’re an oldtimer like me, you like the hard links that take you to the backend editor.

    I thank you for your time and I look forward to the updates!

    #102890

    thelukemcdonald
    Theme Author

    The entry time should now display on single post pages.

    #102893

    boles
    Member

    Yes, it’s working! Thanks! It looks great. Big relief. I appreciate your design aesthetic in creating such a great, and versatile, and clean, theme!

    #102905

    thelukemcdonald
    Theme Author

    Great, good to hear! Thanks for the kind words, too, I’ll pass them along to the designer; I just make it work :)

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