Date Created Component

Provide a timestamp (e.g. for stories or announcements).

On this page:

The component as it is first displayed on the page.

The component as it is first displayed on the page.


Date Created was especially intended to add a publication date to news articles. When this component is present or added to a page, it will show the initial date and time this page was created. This timestamp can then be modified, and the new date/time will be locked in as the page’s ‘postDate’.

It works with the News List Component and other Lists to generate a chronological list of stories sorted by postDate, as well as to allow readers to see the date a story was originally released. Accordingly, some page templates, like the News Article Template, automatically add this component when they are used to create a new page.

Using This Component

This component only has one tab.

Label: The label is the text displayed before the date. By default this is the word Published.

Post Date: This is the date that you consider the accompanying news article to be published or made available.
(Time is optional, but if you do not choose a time, the CMS will use the time the page was modified.)

The Date Created component opened for editing.

Date/time format - Choose from date only (default) or date and time. (See examples in right sidebar.)

The Date Created component opened for editing, showing the date/time formats.

Technical Restrictions

  1. The Date Created format is italicized and cannot be altered.
  2. The date format is fixed, and cannot be adjusted. Although the date appears as numeric month, day and year separated by slashes, along with a time component, the text that appears on the page is the alphabetic rendering of the month, numeric day and year with no time displayed unless date and time is selected.

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This feature works comparably in both the Classic and Flex UI versions of the UBCMS. In the future, screenshots and language will be updated to reflect Flex UI.

Flex UI Tip

For Flex UI, there is no 'today option. Delete the date and it will now automatically jump to today in the picker.

See An Example:

Here are two examples:

Published April 4, 1989

Created April 1, 1964 at 12:15 AM

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Last Reviewed:

April 9, 2021