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Is there a site setting for the formatting of the display of publish times and updates for Flex?

Jacki Gray 4 years ago in BLOX CMS updated by Michael Becker 4 years ago 2

Currently, the publish time on article detail pages, for example, is displaying a mix of ways:

  • Updated 21 hours ago (but no reference to the original publish time of day)
  • 1 hour ago (but no reference to the original publish time--even thought it was only an hour ago)
  • March 14, 2016 (but no reference to the original publish time of day)


For a reader's reference we need it to display more like on Zen:

Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Updated: 3:40 p.m., Mon Mar 14, 2016

Maybe not exactly like so, but with more detail like so.


Is anyone familiar with how this is modified?


And just a side note: I've always wanted to have the ability to change "Posted:" to "Published:" site wide. It would help change the culture in our newsroom. When I can I remind staff that we publish to digital products just like we do to a newspaper page. We post our published content to social media.

Do you have anyone on your staff who has template access? If not, I don't think there are any settings that you can change that will fix your date display issue right now.

There aren't setting you can change, per se, but you could customize certain macros to tell Blox to display the date however you'd like.