Publish in the past?

While I understand the rationale behind the “Publish this record at” feature allowing for timed publication in the future I am hoping there is a way to set the date to the past.

We have implemented a post content type and are currently migrating 5 years of existing data from a WordPress blog. We want to take advantage of Dato’s publish date, and the ability to publish later, as the blog post date. However, the migrated posts that originated in the past need to retain their original publication dates.

Is there any way of setting the published date in this way?

hello @troy.forster, unfortunately what you want to do is not possible. The meta object is just a representation of our internal state and cannot be changed. If you want to have a customisable “published at” date you should create a datetime field and use that as a way to manage the publishing date. OK?