Auto Date as Title

Auto Date as Title


Auto Date as Title is a simple to use plugin which inserts the current date and time, in the format desired by you, as the title of your post if you leave the title blank. It will not replace the title if you have already entered a title. This is useful if you use Wordpress as a Daily Journal, or if you run News aggregation blog, or if you simply feel too lazy to add titles to your post. The format of the date can be choosen from the default options or a custom format can be defined. The plugin also translates the month and weekday names according to the language chosen for wordpress. This however depends on Wordpress having a proper translation of the months and weekdays for your selected language


Once you have downloaded the zip file from Code Canyon extract the contents to a folder of your choice. Chances are if you are reading this you have already done that. Find the file called This is the plugin file. You can upload this file from your Wordpress Admin

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Select Upload
  3. Upload the file
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. Goto Settings > Date As Title
  6. Choose and Save a format of your liking

Alternatively you can manually install the plugin by following the instructions given here.


If you have selected a format of your liking as mentioned above all you have to do is leave the title of the post empty when you hit publish or update. The plugin will automatically set the title in the format you have selected. See screenshots for default formats

Using custom date formats

Custom date formats are defined by using alphabets which PHP can understand.

Examples of custom formats

Here are some examples of custom date formats and the resulting output.

  • F j, Y g:i a – November 6, 2010 12:50 am
  • F j, Y – November 6, 2010
  • F, Y – November, 2010
  • g:i a – 12:50 am
  • g:i:s a – 12:50:48 am
  • l, F jS, Y – Saturday, November 6th, 2010
  • M j, Y @ G:i – Nov 6, 2010 @ 0:50
  • Y/m/d \a\t g:i A – 2010/11/06 at 12:50 AM
  • Y/m/d \a\t g:ia – 2010/11/06 at 12:50am
  • Y/m/d g:i:s A – 2010/11/06 12:50:48 AM
  • Y/m/d – 2010/11/06

You can learn more about the of custom formats from here or in the documentation provided with the downloaded zip

Sources and Credits

I’d be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this plugin. Feel free to ask in the comments section of this page

Tarique Sani, SANIsoft