May 24, 2009 | Blogging

When I first started this blog, I didn’t have categories or tags set up because I didn’t really know what direction the blog would take. When I went back and started setting the tags and categories on old posts, I noticed that the edited posts wound up having their “last-updated” dates changed.

I didn’t really want that. Among other reasons, feed readers could display old posts as having updates, when in fact there’s nothing really new for the blog audience. It’s sort of annoying for blog readers, so I googled for a solution.

What seems to be the standard solution is the WordPress Minor Edit Plugin, which adds a little checkbox, “Minor Edit”, to the Publish box in a WordPress Edit Post screen. Check it to avoid a change in last-updated:

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Edit Post

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Edit Post

Installing the Minor Edit Plugin

Here’s a step-by-step walkthrough to install the plugin.

Log in as your blog’s admin user and go to Plugins: Find Plugins. (This is assuming you’re using WordPress version 2.7 or higher).

Search for “minor edit”:

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Select for Installation

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Select for Installation

Click on “Install” (at the right-hand side of the page), or just click on the description.

WordPress shows an install popup:

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Install Popup

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Install Popup

Click on the orange “Install” button.

WordPress installs the plugin:

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Installing

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Installing

Be sure to click on Activate to activate the plugin. Otherwise, it’ll be available, but not functional. If you forget, just go to Plugins: Manage Plugins. Go to the bottom where it lists “Inactive Plugins”. Click on Activate for the Minor Edit Plugin:

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Activate

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Activate

The plugin is then activated:

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Activated

WordPress Minor Edit Plugin: Activated

There are no options to set for this plugin, so the only place you’ll see it in action is the Edit Post page (above).

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