WordPress Thesis Help – Add Revision Date

by Elaine on November 11, 2010

Thesis Tutorial:  I’ve recently installed the DIY Themes – Thesis template and that’s why I’m posting all this info on how to customize your Thesis theme further.   This Thesis theme is just amazing with all the customization you can do and it is used by some of the top people in the internet industry.   Anyways, makes you think why are you not using the template.  lol.  So anyways, I wanted to show readers when a post was last updated and the revision date.  There was no option in the Thesis backend administrator panel, so once again I went to play around with the code.   Below are instructions on how to add a revision date to the end of a post on your site.   You will need access to your file server either via FTP, telnet or the hosting file manager to make these changes.

1.  Go to your Thesis theme directory – ~/wp-content/themes/thesis18/custom/

2.  Edit the file called “custom_functions.php” and insert the following code:

// START – Thesis Theme – Add revision date to post

function revision_date() {
if(get_the_modified_date() != get_the_date())
echo ‘Revised on ‘ . get_the_modified_date();

// END – Thesis Theme – Add revision date to post

3.  Save the file.

Refresh your Wordpress Thesis site.  Select a post and you will see when the date when it was last revised.



 Wordpress Thesis Help   Add Revision Date


Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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