WP Last Modified Info

Description

WP Last Modified Info: the Ultimate Last Modified plugin

Most WordPress themes usually show the date when a post was last published. This is fine for most blogs and static websites. However, WordPress is also used by websites where old articles are regularly updated. This last updated date and time is important information for those publications. The most common example is news websites. They often update old stories to show new developments, add corrections, or media files. If they only added the published date, then their users would miss those updates.

Many popular blogs and websites don’t show any date on their articles. This is a bad practice and you should never remove dates from your blog posts.

So now it is possible to add last modified / updated info on your WordPress posts and pages. Just install and activate this and configuration is very easy.

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What does this plugin do?

This plugin automatically inserts last modified or updated info on your WordPress posts (including custom post types) and pages. It is possible to use shortcode [lmt-post-modified-info] for posts and [lmt-page-modified-info] for pages for manual insert. This plugin also adds ‘dateModified’ schema markup in WordPress posts automatically and it is used to tell the last modified date & time of a post or a page to various search engines like Google, Bing etc.

  • Allows you to display Last modified information in your posts and pages individually.
  • Provides you with options to display the last modified/last updated date above or below your posts and pages.
  • You can also set date/time formats and the position of the timestamp in WordPress Posts and Pages which can be either before content or after the content.
  • Allows you to customize the text which is to be displayed alongside the last modified date (default: Last updated on).
  • Inserts ‘dateModified’ schema markup to your WordPress posts automatically.
  • Displays last modified info on all post types column and publish meta box in the dashboard with the author name.
  • Allows you to sort posts/pages in last updated/modified date-time order.
  • Allows you to replace post published date with post modified info.
  • Allows you to display last modified info on your post as human-readable format, i.e. Days/weeks/months/years ago.
  • Allows you to display last modified info of all posts in the WordPress admin bar.
  • Allows you to display last modified author info in posts, pages.
  • Allows you to add last modified timestamp in post/page’s custom field.
  • Allows you to edit last modified date and time from the post edit screen and quick edit screen as well.
  • You can also add template tags to your theme files. Go to the FAQ section for more information.
  • Elementor Dynamic Tags support with ‘dateModified’ schema markup.
  • Send Email Notification when anyone makes changes to any post of your website.
  • Tested with Yoast SEO, Rank Math, All in One SEO Pack, SEOPress, Schema and many other plugins.
  • And you can customize all and everything.

Compatibility

  • This plugin is fully compatible with WordPress Version 4.6 and beyond and also compatible with any WordPress theme.
  • Fully compatible with Yoast SEO, Rank Math, All in One SEO Pack, SEOPress, Schema and other many plugins.

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Screenshots

  • Show last modified info on the front end
  • Google Structured data result
  • Post / Page / Custom post types admin column: Last Modified column with author name.
  • Added last modified/updated info on post/page publish box and in post updated message.
  • Last modified posts widgets in the dashboard.
  • Post Options
  • Page Options
  • Template Tag Options
  • Email Notification

Installation

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’.
  2. Search for ‘WP Last Modified Info’ and install it.
  3. Or you can upload the wp-last-modified-info folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory manually.
  4. Activate WP Last Modified Info from your Plugins page.
  5. After activation go to ‘Settings > WP Last Modified Info’.
  6. Enable options and save changes.

FAQ

Is there any admin interface for this plugin?

Yes. You can access this from ‘Settings > WP Last Modified Info’.

How to use this plugin?

Go to ‘Settings > WP Last Modified Info’, enable/disable options as per your need and save your changes.

How to check this plugin is working?

After enabling options in ‘Settings > WP Last Modified Info’, open any page or post and you can see the change.

How this plugin works?

This plugin hooks into the WordPress content area and displays the last modified information on posts and pages.

Will it requires editing code to show Last Modified date?

Not at all. You can show the revised info by just installing this plugin. Use the Plugin Settings to customize the date/time format according to your need.

Is this plugin compatible with any themes?

Yes, this plugin is compatible with any theme. Also, compatible with Genesis, Divi themes.

Does this plugin support all custom post types?

Yes, this plugin supports all types of custom posts.

How to customize last modified text style?

Go to ‘Settings > WP Last Modified Info > Misc. Options > Custom CSS’ and add your custom CSS.

CSS Classes:

.post-last-modified: use this class for posts.

.post-last-modified-td: use this class if you want to add style only to last modified date/time on posts.

.post-modified-author: use this class for post author.

.page-last-modified: use this class for pages.

.page-last-modified-td: use this class if you want to add style only to last modified date/time on the pages.

.page-modified-author: use this class for page author.
Can I sort posts and pages by last modified info in the dashboard?

Yes, you can. You can sort posts and pages by ascending or descending order.

How this plugin helps to optimize SEO?

This plugin wraps modified info with ‘dateModified’ schema markup which is used to tell the last modified date & time of a web page to various web crawlers (Google, Bing etc.). Test your website with structured data tool.

The Date and Time inserted by this plugin is dependent on what?

The plugin makes use of your WordPress Date, Time and Timezone (Dashboard > Settings > General) in the WordPress dashboard. It is also customizable via plugin settings.

Is this plugin compatible with multisite?

Yes, it is fully compatible with multisite.

Can I change ‘Last Updated on’ text?

Yes, you can. Just set your custom text in settings and save your changes.

Can I use this as template tag?

Yes, you can. In this case, you have to edit your theme’s template files i.e. single.php, page.php etc. And add/replace default published date function with this:

Returns the last modified info:

<?php if ( function_exists( 'get_the_last_modified_info' ) ) {
        get_the_last_modified_info();
    }
?>

Displays/echos the last modified info:

<?php if ( function_exists( 'the_last_modified_info' ) ) {
        the_last_modified_info();
    }
?>
Published date is equal to the modified date. What is the solution?

Sometimes you may want to show last modified date only. For that reason, post published date and modified date would be the same and the last modified date will still appear on post/pages even if it’s the same as the published date. In that case, you can set a time difference(ex. 1 day i.e. 24 hours) between post published date and modified date via plugin settings gap option.

The plugin isn’t working or have a bug?

Post detailed information about the issue in the support forum and I will work to fix it.

Reviews

5*

August 20, 2019
Works as advertised, very helpful 🙂
August 16, 2019
Wow, this is really helpful. In the past I added the modified-date code snippet in my theme directly, but of course, the modified date does not appear at Google using this manual way. With your plugin I can go now further - and my modified dates appear at Google! Thank you for that great plugin! Please keep it alive as long as possible 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

“WP Last Modified Info” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Change log

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1.6.0

Release Date: August 9, 2019

  • Added: A filter wplmi_custom_schema_post_date_fotmat to compatible any theme with Compatibility Schema Mode.
  • Added: A filter wplmi_switch_global_replace_hook to switvh the Global Replace action hook.
  • Added: Post Shortcode attribute to enable output on search pages.
  • Improved: Last Modified Posts Dashboard Widget.
  • Improved: Compatibility between the Newspaper theme and Advanced Schema Mode.
  • Fixed: An issue which prevents plugin settings from saving.
  • Fixed: JS error in Browser Console.
  • Fixed: Unclosed HTML tag.

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