I have 2 questions.
- Publish date in api response (not present)
Currently we have a “created” and “lastModified” date present in the data objects for items.
But there is not a actual “publishedDate” or something of the sort.
I am currently working on a news article website and i would like to show the articles posted/published date. Now if the article is made and published at the same day and time it got created, using the “created” property is fine.
But if an article is planned to be published a day or 2 later, both “created” and “lastModified” property wont be useable to show a date.
Now i have found this topic on the support forum: [IMPLEMENTED] Align publishing flow stating the same issue and it seems there was a discussion about a published date property, but it does not seem present in the api call response for the items? Was the discussion regarding the other parts or was it ment there should be a published date property being implemented?
I like to use a property from the response from the api (like “publishedDate”) without having to add a Date Field to my items where the author has to set a date for an item manually and have to take into account a later set publish date aswell when doing so.
- Publish date in the past
Currently we are migrating from an old cms/api system, meaning we have to import previously posted articles. Right now i don’t see a way to set an items “created” date (or a currently missing published date) in the past, and also the current method to set a published date only allows a date in the future.
I would rather not add a Date Field to my items where the author has to manually set a date in the past to use for our article dates that got imported. This would also lead to a Date field that will be present in all items created that wont need a date field for this and so will be left unused for new items.
So what it comes down to is that i am missing a “publishedDate” property with the actual date an item got published in the api response.
I hope i am clear, if not please let me know and i will clarify or add where needed.
I am also not 100% sure if this should have gone in the feature request section, given i found an topic there kinda of stating/asking the same that was marked “implemented”.