Is it possible to set the postDate for a new (disabled) entry created using the GuestEntries plugin?

Otherwise when posting a GuestEntry the postDate is not set until the entry is enabled or re-saved from Craft.

Posting this with an answer as it may be useful to other people. If there are better ways to do this please add them.

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You can add a hidden field for your postDate to your GuestEntry form, e.g.

<input type="hidden" name="postDate" value="{{ now|date("Y-m-j H:i:s") }}" />

This adds the postDate using Craft's YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format.

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