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How to display the article publish date

 Joomla 1.7 Help – Article Publish Date is not Showing Even though Changed Article Settings

There are 3 places where you can customize the display of the Article Details to show such information as the Category name, Author Name, Create Date, Modify Date, Publish Date, Voting, Print Icon, Email Icon, Number of Hits, and more.  Some of this information is useful to your visitors such as the publish date which you may chose to remain displayed while others remain hidden.    The three places where you can modify the Article parameters are in:

1.  Menus.  Displays article options as stated in the Global parameters (#2) unless otherwise specified.

 

2. Article Manager Options, commonly referred to as the Global parameters.  Sets the article display parameters for all articles or article menu items if not set explicitly.

3.  Article.  Displays article options as stated in the Global parameters (#2) unless otherwise specified.

Remember that displaying articles in your Menus and opening an Article are 2 different actions.  Therefore modifying Menu Article Options does not reflect how the article will be displayed once opened in full form.  To keep consistency in your Joomla website I do not recommend modifying Article options directly in the Menu or individual articles unless absolutely necessary.  It’s best practice to make modifications in the Article Options so the Menus and Individual Articles will look the same.  If your Article Details are not being displayed, I would check in all 3 locations to make sure your article options are not conflicting with each other.  Below I will show you where to find these Article Options:

1.  Menus Menu Manager


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This is if you selected an Article related Menu Item Type such as Achived Articles, Single Article, List all Categories, Category Blog, Category List, or featured articles.

  •     Login to your Joomla 1.7 Administrator panel

  •     Click on Menus, Your Menu

  •     Click on your Menu Item

  •     See on the right – Article Options

  •     Set the following value:

  •         Show Publish Date = Either Global or Show

  •     Click on Save & Close

2. Article Manager Options – Global Options:

 

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  •     Click  on Content, Article Manager

  •     On the right, see the button ‘Options’

  •     Select the ‘Articles’ tab

  •     Set the following value:

  •         Show Publish Date = Show

  •     Click on Save & Close

3.  Article in Article Manager:

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  •     Click on Content, Article Manager

  •     Select the article you want to edit

  •     See on the right ‘Article Options’

  •     Set the following value:

  •         Show Publish Date = Show or Gobal

  •     Click on Save & Close

Now refresh your Joomla 1.7 website and your article publish date will be displayed.  You can do the same for any article details you want to display.

 

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