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I often modify the publish date, but I keep every revision.

Where can I find when the post was published for the first time?

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    The publish date only happens once, are you sure it's the publish date and not the post creation/modification dates you're interested in?
    – Tom J Nowell
    Oct 30, 2019 at 15:49
  • I think the post creation date. When I write a post and I press publish for the first time.
    – Revious
    Oct 30, 2019 at 15:56
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    hmm so if I create a post in January, Publish in February, and modify/update it in March, which would you expect?
    – Tom J Nowell
    Oct 30, 2019 at 16:37
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    If you've been modifying the publish date, you could look in the wp_posts table for posts where the parent_id is the ID of the post you're looking at. The first revision is the oldest one WP has saved. But, if you are only saving a limited number of revisions and you've exceeded that, you won't be able to tell the initial publish date because that revision will already have been removed.
    – WebElaine
    Oct 30, 2019 at 17:07
  • @TomJNowell: I need the creation date. I keep all the revision, but I edit the publish date when I update a post. Can I find the creation date of a post in the wp_posts table, post_date and post_modified fields?
    – Revious
    Oct 30, 2019 at 20:23

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