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[Rank Math SEO Plugin] Hiding dates on Google search results

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Hello,

Thank you for contacting MyThemeShop today.

You can use below filter code to remove the dates added by our plugin:

add_filter( 'rank_math/opengraph/facebook/article_published_time', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'rank_math/opengraph/facebook/article_modified_time', '__return_false' );
add_filter( 'rank_math/opengraph/facebook/og_updated_time', '__return_false' );

Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


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Hello,

No, that is manipulation and should not be done.

That plugin updates the published/last updated date of a post, and without updating the content of a post, Google might penalize a website.

Hope that helps. If you have any further question(s), please let us know. Thank you.


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Hello,

We would need the name of the theme you are using so we can provide the code accordingly.

Please stay advised that if you are using a 3rd party theme, you would need to ask the theme's author to provide you the code to remove the dates from the single posts. Do not hide them with just CSS, remove them using a PHP function/filter.

Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.


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Hello,

Please open the theme options panel and disable these options:

Theme Options >> General Settings >> Meta Info to Show (Disable date in this option)
Theme Options >> Single Posts >> Meta Info to Show(Disable date in this option)
Theme Options >> Single Posts >> Date in Comments (Select 'Off')

These options will remove all the instances of dates from your website and after a couple of days, when Google crawls your website, the date should be removed from the search results.

Please stay advised, it is up to Google to decide whether they honor the request of removing the dates or not as Google's bots can always check the last updated date from the Sitemaps.

Hope this helps. Thank you.

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