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UpdateEntryDate Plugin for Movable Type

Current version: 1.1 (7/12/06)

About the UpdateEntryDate Plugin

UpdateEntryDate is a plugin that modifies the interface of Movable Type. When the plugin is installed, you can click a button to set an entry's Entry Date timestamp to the current date and time.


This version of UpdateEntryDate requires Movable Type 3.3.

If you're using MT 3.2, you'll need the BigPAPI plugin, and an older version of UpdateAuthoredOn (as UpdateEntryDate was formerly called), which is available in this archive.


To install the UpdateEntryDate plugin, upload the file to the plugins directory within your Movable Type directory.

Terms of Use

UpdateEntryDate is available free of charge under a Creative Commons license.


Please use the support forums for all support requests, bug reports, feature requests, questions, and comments regarding this plugin.

Movable Type Screen(s) Affected

  • Create New Entry
  • Edit Entry

What You'll See

When UpdateEntryDate is installed and you edit an entry, you'll see an Update button above the Entry Date field. (Obviously, if your preferences for the current weblog are set not to display an Editable Authored On Date, you will see neither the field nor the button.)

How It Works

When you click the Update button, the date and time in the Entry Date field will be set to the current date and time. (Current, that is, on your computer, not on the server where MT is running.)

The entry's date in the MT database will not actually be updated until you save the entry.

Version History

6/28/06 - version 1.1

  • Renamed plugin from UpdateAuthoredOn to UpdateEntryDate
  • Updated code for MT 3.3

8/22/05 - version 1.01

  • Fixed regex broken by MT 3.2b5 (David Phillips, Matt Moore)

7/21/05 - version 1.0 released

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