Displaying the date of a blog post is a standard practice in blog design, as it provides readers with a temporal context for the content. In the Astra theme for WordPress, you have the option to enable or disable the display of a date box in the blog archive. This feature allows you to either highlight the post date prominently or maintain a more streamlined look without the date. Depending on your site’s design and the preferences of your audience, you can choose the best approach for your blog. Here’s how to adjust the date box display in your blog archives using the Astra theme.
- Access WordPress Backend: Start by logging into your WordPress site, which will bring you to the dashboard. This dashboard is your central control panel for managing your website.
- Navigate to Astra Settings: In the left menu of the dashboard, find and click on ‘Astra’. This section provides access to various settings and customizations available in the Astra theme.
- Enter Theme Customizer: After selecting ‘Astra’, proceed to ‘Go to Customizer’. The WordPress Customizer is a tool for making real-time edits to your theme, allowing you to see the changes as they are applied.
- Access Blog Settings: In the Customizer, locate and click on the ‘Blog’ section. This section is dedicated to customizing the settings for your blog.
- Go to Blog/Archive Settings: Within the Blog settings, click on the ‘Blog / Archive’ subsection. This part focuses on the layout and design aspects of your blog archive pages.
- Toggle Date Box Display: Look for the ‘Enable Date Box’ option in the Blog / Archive settings. Here, you can choose to enable or disable the date box. Enabling it will show the date of each post in a distinct box, while disabling it will remove the date display from the posts.
- Publish Your Changes: Once you have decided on your preference for the date box, click ‘Publish’ to apply these changes. This will update the presence or absence of the date box on your blog archive pages.
You’ve now successfully enabled or disabled the date box in the blog archive using the Astra theme in WordPress. This customization can play a significant role in the overall look and feel of your blog, impacting how readers interact with your content. Whether you choose to display the date prominently or opt for a cleaner look without it, your decision should align with the overall design strategy and user experience goals of your site.