How to Hide the Date on Tumblr

Hiding the date on your Tumblr 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.

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There isn't an option in the regular theme editing menu to remove dates.
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Step

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.

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Blog headings in the Account menu include the blog's icon.
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You can also manage your blog's URL, username and reply options from this screen.
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Click Edit Theme. The other options in the Edit Appearance menu control the blog's user icon, time-zone and directory options.

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The Custom Theme frame is also where you change your blog's title.
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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.

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The Up and Down arrows take you to the last and next instances of the search term, respectively.
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Step

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.

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Step

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.

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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.