How to Hide the Date on Tumblr

By Shea Laverty

Hiding the date on your [Tumblr](http://www.tumblr.com) posts requires that you make some changes to your theme's HTML code. The change is small enough that even users with minimal HTML experience can handle the task. The key is knowing which code segments to look for and how to use Tumblr's interface to speed up that search.

Step 1

Log in to your Tumblr account and click the **Account** button, followed by **Edit Appearance**. Each of your blogs has its own heading under the **Account** button, so make sure you're editing the right blog before proceeding.

Step 2

Click **Edit Theme**. The other options in the **Edit Appearance** menu control the blog's user icon, time-zone and directory options.

Step 3

Click **Edit HTML** from the **Custom Theme** frame. The **Custom Theme** frame has several other tools to customize your theme without having to fiddle with HTML code.

Step 4

Click somewhere in the HTML code text box and press **Ctrl-F** on your keyboard. Type **{block:date}** in the search field. Clicking outside of the box and using **Ctrl-F** also brings up your browser's search bar and works the same way.

Step 5

Select and delete everything between the **{block:date}** and **{/block:date}** tags. Repeat this step for any subsequent set of **{block:date}** tags within the HTML to completely eliminate dates from your blog.

Step 6

Click **Update Preview** and then **Save** to save the changes. The **Save** button may not appear in the **Edit HTML** frame until you click **Update Preview**. Check your blog to make sure no dates remain, even when you mouse over posts.

Tips & Warnings

  • Copy the unedited HTML code into a word processing app like Notepad or Word before you begin to make any changes. With this preserved copy, you can restore the original code if your edits cause any changes you don't like.
  • Some themes may use additional code segments to display particular parts of the date, such as the month or day. To make sure no other dates remain, repeat the steps for this process but search for the following code tags instead: "{block:NewDayDate}," "{block:SameDayDate}," "{DayOfMonth}," "{DayOfMonthWithZero}," "{DayOfWeek}," "{ShortDayOfWeek}," "{DayOfWeekNumber}," "{DayOfMonthSuffix}," "{DayOfYear}," "{WeekOfYear}," "{Month}," "{ShortMonth}," "{MonthNumber}," "{MonthNumberWithZero}," "{Year}" and "{ShortYear}."
  • Some tags display the time instead of date. To remove any time stamps as well, follow the same steps, but instead search for the following tags: "{AmPm}," "{CapitalAmPm}," "{12Hour}," "{24Hour}," "{12HourWithZero}," "{24HourWithZero}," '{Minutes}," "{Seconds}," "{Beats}," "{Timestamp}," "{TimeAgo}."