I've just noticed that there's a Date Created value that appears for each entry in the control panel. Here's a screenshot:


How can I edit this Date Created value?

I've just looked at the craft_entries table and edited the dateCreated value for the entry in question, but when I refreshed the entry in the control panel, the Date Created value remained as it was previously.

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If you want to edit that value in the database, then you'll need to find the corresponding row in the craft_elements table and update the dateCreated column there.

  • Thanks Brad. Should I edit the value in craft_elements as well as the value in craft_entries? Or instead of the value in craft_entries?
    – Stephen
    Apr 20, 2016 at 17:50
  • Depends on how OCD you are. :)
    – Brad Bell
    Apr 20, 2016 at 17:54
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    Very, or I wouldn't have posted this thread in the first place I guess! :-) I'll do both then. By the way, the reason I want to edit this date is because the homepage entry in my standard build never gets deleted/re-created, so I didn't want client sites to have a Date Created date that was 2 years before I'd even built the site in case they thought it was strange.
    – Stephen
    Apr 20, 2016 at 17:59

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