How to Hide a Timestamp on Tumblr

by Kevin Lee

A whole new world of Tumblr magic opens up when you learn to edit your blog's HTML code. The code lies hidden in an HTML editor that anyone can view and edit. One of the more subtle coding changes you can make removes the timestamps that appear beneath your Tumblr posts. This trick is so simple that you only need to paste a couple of new tags into your blog’s template code to make it work.

Log in to Tumblr and click the settings icon at the top of your dashboard. Click the name of the blog you want to manage, then click "Customize."

Click the "Edit HTML" button in the Custom Theme section to view the HTML editor that contains your code.

Press "Ctrl-F" and type "Posted TimeAgo" in the search box. Tumblr finds the following line of code:

{lang:Posted TimeAgo from source}

This code generates the timestamp you see below posts you make.

Replace that code with the code shown below:

<!--{lang:Posted TimeAgo from source}-->

The only thing different about this code is that two special tags surround the code. These are comment tags that tell browsers not to execute code that lies between the two tags. Click "Save" to save your changes.

About the Author

After majoring in physics, Kevin Lee began writing professionally in 1989 when, as a software developer, he also created technical articles for the Johnson Space Center. Today this urban Texas cowboy continues to crank out high-quality software as well as non-technical articles covering a multitude of diverse topics ranging from gaming to current affairs.

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