I would like to display the date on news posts. The date is being displayed on the news rollup tiles, but when the user opens a news post there is no information available when this news was published.

What would be the recommended procedure to achieve this in SharePoint Online?

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By default, we won't see the Published date in News Site page.

To enable for the News post, follow the below steps,

  • Edit the page.
  • Then click the Edit icon button in Title Area
  • Then Enable the "Show Published date" toggle button.

This enables the page to show published date.

enter image description here I'll hope this solves your problem.

  • Thanks! I would never have found this. I was investigating how properties could be added to a new news page template... Way off!
    – Gunilla
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 11:17
  • You know any way to do this via PowerShell or set this as default enabled?
    – PhilFancy
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 9:22

This doesn't show the publish date (e.g.; Created, Publish Start Date, or First Published Date), but instead shows:

"Published MM/DD/YYYY" where the date is the MODIFIED date for the page. This is incredibly misleading for users, as it should either:

  1. show one of the other three dates, or
  2. say "Modified:" or "Updated:"

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