How do I remove the date from the google search results of my posts?

Is this related to WordPress or is it theme-specific?

  • I didnt understand. You have some date in your meta description and you want to remove that data from dascription? Can you be more precise? Do you use any SEO plugin?
    – pendjer
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 19:42
  • I use Wordpress Yoast plugin - for some reason the date of the post is the first thing that appears on the google meta description - i don't know how this is added to the description
    – JoaMika
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 19:55

4 Answers 4


Paste this code in functions.php

add_filter( 'wpseo_show_date_in_snippet_preview', false); //Returning false on this will prevent the date from showing up in the snippet preview.

Note: WordPress SEO api


I think I got it.

Navigate to SEO>Titles and Metas and remove %%date%% from Meta description template field.


Unfortunately the accepted answer is incorrect. (See 1.)

Below is the working answer I have found. (Sourced here 2.)

add_action('wpseo_dc_'.'DC.date.issued', '__return_false'); // Premium only
add_filter( 'wpseo_og_article_published_time', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'wpseo_og_article_modified_time', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'wpseo_og_og_updated_time', '__return_false' );
  1. https://kb.yoast.com/kb/date-appears-search-results/
  2. https://gist.github.com/amboutwe/e5b83cd990b5c1bc4015c20f5e3cd754

Try this, it will work

// Remove DatePublished
 add_filter( 'wpseo_schema_graph_pieces', 'remove_datePublished_from_schema', 11, 2 );
 add_filter( 'wpseo_schema_webpage', 'remove_datePublished_property_from_webpage', 11, 1 );

 * Removes the DatePublished graph pieces from the schema collector.
 * @param array  $pieces  The current graph pieces.
 * @param string $context The current context.
 * @return array The remaining graph pieces.
function remove_datePublished_from_schema( $pieces, $context ) {
return \array_filter( $pieces, function( $piece ) {
    return ! $piece instanceof \Yoast\WP\SEO\Generators\Schema\datePublished;
} );


 * Removes the DatePublished property from the WebPage piece.
 * @param array $data The WebPage's properties.
 * @return array The modified WebPage properties.
function remove_datePublished_property_from_webpage( $data ) {
if (array_key_exists('datePublished', $data)) {
return $data;

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