How To Remove Date and Time on Tumblr Posts

A while ago, if you wanted to hide the date and time in any of your tumblr posts, you just edited the post by leaving the date field blank. However, that method no longer works.

You can still completely remove the date and time (aka TimeStamps) on Tumblr by deleting the tags within your tumblr layout that render the Date code. It can take a while to find them all, but it works.

How To Remove Date and Time Tag on Tumblr Posts

  1. Backup Your Tumblr Theme >> Customize >> Edit HTML >> Copy the entire Code >> Paste to Notepad and Save as a regular txt file.
  2. Go To Customize >> Edit HTML.
  3. With Ctrl+F look for all the following TimeStamp Tags and remove them (You will certainly not find all of the Date tags listed below, but you still have to delete them all to make sure your tumblr post don’t display date and time any longer). A safer method of searching for these tags would be looking just for the word inside the brackets (e.g. TimeAgo instead of {TimeAgo}). Why is that? Well, some tags have parameters added within the brackets besides the default word, you still need to remove the whole TAG before “turning off” time and date display in your posts.

  4. {block:Date}

  5. Update Preview >> Save >> Close
NOTE: Your posts will still have the timestamp attach to them when seen from the dashboard, located on the top right corner of the post.

Can’t Do That through Post Editing

You can no longer change the timestamp of your Tumblr Posts by editing the Date field, even if you delete the time and date shown there, it will populate once again. It wasn’t always like that though.

How To Remove Tumblr Date and Time

Can You Hide TimeStamps Without Removing Code?

Yes, you can do that by editing the .css file of your tumblr theme, which gives it the styling, colors etc. As each them is completely different from each other, you need to find this out on an individual basis, look for some html help forums if you need to do that only.

7 Responses to "How To Remove Date and Time on Tumblr Posts"

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  1. jan alfie

    April 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    hi. i have installed a theme for my tumblr that does not automatically display the post dates. i have remedied this by following you article about how to add timestamps. now my question is, how to i edit the font style of it? because it is different from my default font style which is rockwell. i want the dates to show as rockwell. is there a way to make this possible? THANKS


  2. Steven

    April 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Hi! You have a great site! Thanks so much for your work as it has helped me out a lot. I recently looked over your post on how to insert timestamps. I would like to change where the timestamp shows up in my theme. Instead of having the time stamp at the bottom of every post, I’d like for the timestamp to be on the left side of the title bar.


  3. Eric

    April 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I’d like to hide timestamps and would be grateful for your help (already am for your “endless scrolling” code).


  4. Emily

    April 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    On my tumblr I have the following tumblr theme and I want to know how to remove the date that shows underneath the pictures. Do you have a code or something that will do this?


  5. martin

    April 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Hello -
    I am using the Simpl theme for my Tumblr site.

    I would like to remove the posting dates from the site. Is this possible? Thank you.


  6. Chris

    July 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Followed your directions and it worked perfectly! Thank you very much for this!


  7. Michael

    October 11, 2012 at 4:13 am

    I think an easier way to hide the timestamp may simply be going into the CSS and finding the .timestamp and changing the display to none “display:none;” I may be wrong in suggesting this but it worked perfect for me.
    Peace : )


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