How to Use the Last Modified Date for WordPress Posts

Last Modified

The Last Modified Date is a useful WordPress feature that shows when content was last changed.

This can be helpful if you want people to know when the post was updated. I've seen this used for news articles, documentation, and even legal and technical information. It can also be helpful if you use a content schedule to plan your WordPress content.

The Last Modified Date does not appear by default on most WordPress sites. You won't see it in the WordPress admin area, or on the frontend.

I'm going to show you how to enable this feature on your site.

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What are Private Posts and Pages in WordPress?

Private

Private” is one of eight post statuses available in WordPress. These statuses control whether WordPress posts are visible to the entire world, waiting for moderation, or sent to the trash to await deletion.

When you write in WordPress, you will most commonly see the Draft, Pending Review and Publish statuses.

The Private status is used less frequently, but it can be useful in some situations. Private posts are for content that you only want high-level users to see. These posts are most useful for internal communication and documentation. I would not recommend storing top-secret information in these posts, but rather want to hide content from regular users.

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How to Add iFrames in Gutenberg Blocks

Iframe

iFrames are a feature of the web that can be very useful and also very frustrating.

WordPress is a good example of this. On one hand, WordPress uses iFrames as a key part of the Customizer. On the other hand, WordPress often blocks iFrames as a security threat.

In this guide, I'll show you how to add iFrames to posts made with the Gutenberg editor.

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How to Show Content in an Accordion with the Gutenberg Editor

Accordions

An accordion layout allows you to pĺace large quantities of text on a reduced space.

Your site's visitors can get overwhelmed when presented with too much text to read at once. If you use an accordion layout, your visitors can scan and look for the information they need. An accordion is perfect for Frequently Asked Questions, or show specific details in a product you're selling.

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How to Limit the Excerpt Length In WordPress Posts

Limit Excerpt

This question came across the PublishPress support desk this week:

Do you know how to set a maximum character length on the excerpt field? I need to be the point of entry, rather than when displaying it on the frontend. I want to force the user to write an excerpt of a certain length.

Yes, this is possible with the PublishPress Checklists plugin. If you need more details, check out our beginners guide to excerpts.

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How to Add a Call-to-Action Button to the Gutenberg Editor

Cta Buttons

A CTA Button (call-to-action) is essential for the health of your business.

A call-to-action is intended to drive the user to a specific action, to complete a conversion. This conversion can be many things, such as signing up to a newsletter, buying an product or redirecting the user to the paid area of the site. 

A good call-to-action meets certain requirements, including these:

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