October 22, 2020

How to Remove Date from Blogger URL

How to Remove Date from Blogger URL: This question always pops up on forum discussions.

Everyone is trying to make their blogs appear professional. Many bloggers claimed that the date in blogger blogs makes them less SEO friendly.

In response to the request of blogger users, I have decided to proffer a solution.

Note: Removing date from blogger url is not advisable, but if you still want to go ahead with it, this post is for you.

Special Notice / Disclaimer:

The code snippet provided in this blog is designed to remove the month and year which is attached on Blogger permalink by default.

Deobita will not to be held responsible if, your blog or website SEO gets affected by using this information.

If you choose to make use of this information and guide, it is at your own risk.

If you feel you are okay with the above disclaimer, simply proceed.

How to Remove Date from Blogger URL

In this below guide, you will find the steps needed to remove the date from your blogger blog url.

If your blog/website is a new blog, then it is good to remove the date from your url before publishing posts or contents.

But in a case where your blog is an old blog, I will recommend, you resubmit your sitemap to Google search console after removing the date from your website/blog url.

If you follow carefully the below steps which I am about to share with you, you will be able to remove the date that is showing on your blog url without experiencing any error.

The first step to Remove Date from Blogger URL.

It is best you do this using a computer. Now, simply open your web browser, after that, you should login to your blogger blog and select the option: Theme/Template.

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Second step

Simply click on Edit HTML , and after that, you will have to make use of your keyboard shortcuts.

On your keyboard, simply press the control key “ctrl” together with the “F” key, it will open a search box.  (for those using Mac, simply press Command key together with “F” key).

Then type </head> and paste the code you will copy below in the next step just above the </head> tag.

Make sure you paste it below the <head> tag and above the </head> tag.

Below you will find a typical example of how the blogger dashboard looks like, and what to do. The boxes in red will direct you correctly.

Having located the header tag </head>, simply copy this below code and paste it just above 3, as seen in 4 in the image above.

Simply download the script code here.

 <script type=’text/javascript’> 

 //<![CDATA[ 

 // BloggerJS v0.3.1 

 // Copyright (c) 2020 Deobita

 // Licensed under the MIT License 

 var urlTotal,nextPageToken,postsDatePrefix=!1,accessOnly=!1,useApiV3=!1,apiKey=””,blogId=””,postsOrPages=[“pages”,”posts”],jsonIndex=1,secondRequest=!0,feedPriority=0,amp=”&amp;”[0];function urlVal(){var e=window.location.pathname,t=e.length;return”.html”===e.substring(t-5)?0:t>1?1:2}function urlMod(){var e=window.location.pathname;”p”===e.substring(1,2)?(e=(e=e.substring(e.indexOf(“/”,1)+1)).substr(0,e.indexOf(“.html”)),history.replaceState(null,null,”../”+e)):(e=(e=postsDatePrefix?e.substring(1):e.substring(e.indexOf(“/”,7)+1)).substr(0,e.indexOf(“.html”)),history.replaceState(null,null,”../../”+e))}function urlSearch(e,t){var n=e+”.html”;t.forEach(function(e){-1!==e.search(n)&&(window.location=e)})}function urlManager(){var e=urlVal();0===e?accessOnly||urlMod():1===e?getJSON(postsOrPages[feedPriority],1):2===e&&(accessOnly||history.replaceState(null,null,”/”))}function getJSON(e,t){var n=document.createElement(“script”);if(useApiV3){var o=”https://www.googleapis.com/blogger/v3/blogs/”+blogId+”/”+e+”?key=”+apiKey+”#maxResults=500#fields=nextPageToken%2Citems(url)#callback=bloggerJSON”;nextPageToken&&(o+=”#pageToken=”+nextPageToken),nextPageToken=void 0}else o=window.location.protocol+”//”+window.location.hostname+”/feeds/”+e+”/default?start-index=”+t+”#max-results=150#orderby=published#alt=json-in-script#callback=bloggerJSON”;o=o.replace(/#/g,amp),n.type=”text/javascript”,n.src=o,document.getElementsByTagName(“head”)[0].appendChild(n)}function bloggerJSON(e){var t=[];if(useApiV3||void 0===urlTotal&&(urlTotal=parseInt(e.feed.openSearch$totalResults.$t)),useApiV3){try{e.items.forEach(function(e,n){t.push(e.url)})}catch(e){}nextPageToken=e.nextPageToken}else try{e.feed.entry.forEach(function(n,o){var r=e.feed.entry[o];r.link.forEach(function(e,n){“alternate”===r.link[n].rel&&t.push(r.link[n].href)})})}catch(e){}urlSearch(window.location.pathname,t),urlTotal>150?(jsonIndex+=150,urlTotal-=150,getJSON(postsOrPages[feedPriority],jsonIndex)):nextPageToken?getJSON(postsOrPages[feedPriority]):secondRequest&&(nextPageToken=void 0,urlTotal=void 0,jsonIndex=1,secondRequest=!1,0===feedPriority?(feedPriority=1,getJSON(“posts”,1)):1===feedPriority&&(feedPriority=0,getJSON(“pages”,1)))}function bloggerJS(e){e&&(feedPriority=e),urlManager()}bloggerJS(); 

 //]]> 

 </script> 

Third Step:

After adding the code as shown above, simply click on Save in order to save your settings and you are done.

I hope you find this guide easy to follow and initiate. Please do not forget to share this post with anyone who might need it. Thank you.

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