Dates

A blog post’s publish date is the same as the file’s creation date by default. You can specify a different date in the file’s metadata or in its path. Blot will schedule a blog post for future publication if you specify a date in the future.

Using metadata

The publish date is one of the properties of a blog post you can modify in the metadata at the start of a file. Here’s an example blog post with a modified publish date:


 Post.txt 
Date: December 14th, 2018

Blot supports a variety of date formats. The following all produce a blog post with the same date:

12/14/2018   December 14, 2018
12.14.2018     2018-12-14 00-00



Using the file’s path

You can modify a post’s publish date using the file’s name or path. For example, all four of these posts share the same publish date:

 2018 /    12 /    14 /    Post.txt
 2018 /    12 /    14-Post.txt
 2018 /    12-14-Post.txt
 2018-12-14-00-00-Post.txt

You can use underscores, dashes and dots to seperate the components of the date. Please note that a date specified in the file’s metadata takes precedence over one specified by its path.