wordpress change dates of posts

change dates of posts/pages
date created is visible on webpage and if I create a page today; todays date will be visible

trying to make posts seem older than they really are

given only
wordpress login
wordpress password

yes I know dates can be changed in a database but I am looking for a simple answer
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Pankaj JangirDigital MarketerCommented:
You can choose it from the sidebar. You can choose previous or next date as per your choice.

rgb192Author Commented:
yes I can choose a date in the past

but it never gets published
Pankaj JangirDigital MarketerCommented:
After updating the post it will show PUBLISHED JULY 29, 2017 · UPDATED JULY 31, 2017.

You can hide the updated date using display:none in CSS.
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rgb192Author Commented:
I keep on clicking; but post/pages never appears until I set date back to current date
Pankaj JangirDigital MarketerCommented:
You can set the past date, not the current one.
rgb192Author Commented:
I dont know why I can not create a page with old date
Peter HartCommented:
maybe your theme or your configuration only shows the last 2 weeks posts?
rgb192Author Commented:
If I change to any date, it does not save

I dont know how to change the default theme configuration
Peter HartCommented:
OK - "it does not save"  is different from "it doesn't display it"
are you logged on with admin privileges ?
so there are a couple of things here. For starters, what theme are you using? Themes can do things like this and if it is your theme doing it, there isn't very much you can do about it except get another theme or modify the theme yourself (though if the theme get's updates and  you update it your changes may be lost). Are there custom settings for your theme that might alleviate this issue?

Try switching to the default theme, changing your post dates, and see if they appear. If they do, you have a theme issue.

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rgb192Author Commented:
changing themes. Thanks.
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