Remove Date From Blogger Post URL

In this article, I will show you how you can remove date from the blogger post URL.

As we know Blogger has included the date in the Permalink of the Blog post URL and there is no way to remove this using the dashboard. And it looks ugly and increases the URL length.

So, you can make your Permalink structure simple by removing the date from the Blogger post URL. So, follow the steps given below.

Benefits Of Removing Date Form Blogger Post URL

There are several benefits that you get after removing the Date from the Post URL of Blogger.

  • It helps keep the URL lentgh short
  • Gives your blog post a professional look
  • Hides the published date from the Users
  • Easy to Remember URL structure

Disadvantages of removing date from Blogger URL

There are some disadvantages of removing it from post URLs as it affects the SEO performance of the existing well-established blogs.

This is because Google identifies a piece of content using the URL and if it changed then Google has to recrawl the page and reindex it in search engine results pages (SERPs). So you may lose some ranking position in this process.

But the effect is temporary as the old links will redirect to the new URL structure and eventually search engines will consider the new URL. And your Old internal links will still work.

So, it is not recommended for Old sites with a lot of blog posts indexed in Google, but new websites can use this method to remove date from Blogger URL.

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Steps To Remove Date From Blogger Post URL

To remove the date from Blogger post URL, you need to follow the below steps.

  • Log in to your Blogger dashboard and click on the theme section.
  • Now click on the drop-down menu and select the Edit HTML option.
  • Here search for the head tag and paste the Javascript code just below it.
  • Now save your code and the date will be removed from the post URL of Blogger.
how to remove date from Blogger post URL

Copy the below code and paste it below the head tag as shown in the above image.

<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
// BloggerJS v0.3.1
// Copyright (c) 2017-2018 Kenny Cruz
// Licensed under the MIT License
var urlTotal,nextPageToken,postsDatePrefix=!1,accessOnly=!1,useApiV3=!1,apiKey="",blogId="",postsOrPages=["pages","posts"],jsonIndex=1,secondRequest=!0,feedPriority=0,amp="&"[0];function urlVal(){var e=window.location.pathname,t=e.length;return".html"===e.substring(t-5)?0:t>1?1:2}function urlMod(){var e=window.location.pathname;"p"===e.substring(1,2)?(e=(e=e.substring(e.indexOf("/",1)+1)).substr(0,e.indexOf(".html")),history.replaceState(null,null,"../"+e)):(e=(e=postsDatePrefix?e.substring(1):e.substring(e.indexOf("/",7)+1)).substr(0,e.indexOf(".html")),history.replaceState(null,null,"../../"+e))}function urlSearch(e,t){var n=e+".html";t.forEach(function(e){-1!==e.search(n)&&(window.location=e)})}function urlManager(){var e=urlVal();0===e?accessOnly||urlMod():1===e?getJSON(postsOrPages[feedPriority],1):2===e&&(accessOnly||history.replaceState(null,null,"/"))}function getJSON(e,t){var n=document.createElement("script");if(useApiV3){var o="https://www.googleapis.com/blogger/v3/blogs/"+blogId+"/"+e+"?key="+apiKey+"#maxResults=500#fields=nextPageToken%2Citems(url)#callback=bloggerJSON";nextPageToken&&(o+="#pageToken="+nextPageToken),nextPageToken=void 0}else o=window.location.protocol+"//"+window.location.hostname+"/feeds/"+e+"/default?start-index="+t+"#max-results=150#orderby=published#alt=json-in-script#callback=bloggerJSON";o=o.replace(/#/g,amp),n.type="text/javascript",n.src=o,document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(n)}function bloggerJSON(e){var t=[];if(useApiV3||void 0===urlTotal&&(urlTotal=parseInt(e.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t)),useApiV3){try{e.items.forEach(function(e,n){t.push(e.url)})}catch(e){}nextPageToken=e.nextPageToken}else try{e.feed.entry.forEach(function(n,o){var r=e.feed.entry[o];r.link.forEach(function(e,n){"alternate"===r.link[n].rel&&t.push(r.link[n].href)})})}catch(e){}urlSearch(window.location.pathname,t),urlTotal>150?(jsonIndex+=150,urlTotal-=150,getJSON(postsOrPages[feedPriority],jsonIndex)):nextPageToken?getJSON(postsOrPages[feedPriority]):secondRequest&&(nextPageToken=void 0,urlTotal=void 0,jsonIndex=1,secondRequest=!1,0===feedPriority?(feedPriority=1,getJSON("posts",1)):1===feedPriority&&(feedPriority=0,getJSON("pages",1)))}function bloggerJS(e){e&&(feedPriority=e),urlManager()}bloggerJS();
//]]>
</script>

Now you know how to remove the date from Blogger post URL.

There is also the ?m=1 issue with Blogger URL when we open a website from mobile devices.

Learn how to remove ?m=1 from the URL of Blogger website.

If you have any doubts regarding this, feel free to ask me in the comment section. You can follow our Youtube channel for more Blogging tips.

Disclaimer: I don’t recommend removing the date from the Blogger post URL especially from an old site. You can use it at your own risk on new websites.

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