Post Date – core/post-date

Add the date of this post.

Use the Post Date block to display the date of the post.


Post Date block screenshot



  • Choose the date format from the Settings.
  • It’s possible to set the date in the future.
  • Settings panels include: Format settings, Typography and Colour, and Link settings.
  • Format settings include four options:
    • hh:mm AM/PM – Time
    • Month dd, ccyy – Date
    • dd Month ccyy hh:mm – Time stamp
    • dd Mon ccyy hh:mm AM/PM – Time stamp with abbreviated month
  • These options may vary depending upon your language settings.
  • Link settings is a toggle to Link to block, where block is the current post type.
  • There is no label. You have to add this yourself.
  • There is no option to display the Post Modified date.
  • Change text alignmentUse Change text alignment to choose how to align the text.
    • Align text leftUse the Align text left drop-down from the toolbar to align text to the left.
    • Align text centreAlign content centrally.
    • Align text rightUse the Align text right drop-down from the toolbar to align text to the right.
  • Change dateChange the post publication date
  • More optionsDisplay more options
    • Show More SettingsShow the block settings in the sidebar.
    • CopyCopy the block to the clipboard.
    • DuplicateUse Duplicate to create a copy of the block.
    • Insert AfterInsert a new block after the selected block(s).
    • Insert BeforeInsert a new block before the selected block(s).
    • Move To Use Move To to move a block. Up/Down or Left/Right
    • Edit as HTMLEdit the HTML of the block.
    • GroupTransform the selected block(s) into a group.
    • Add to Reusable blocksCreate a Reusable block.
    • Remove blockDelete the block.

Post Date transforms to:

  • Columns
  • Group