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Content Dates #

Setting a Content Date in Front Matter #

Add a date key to your front matter to override the default date (file creation) and customize how the file is sorted in a collection.

date: 2016-01-01
date: Last Modified

Valid date values:

If a date key is omitted from the file, the date is assumed to be:

  1. If the file name has a YYYY-MM-DD format (anywhere), this date is used.
  2. File creation date.
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