Show the “Updated” Post Date

In some cases, you may wish to show the date your post was last updated instead of the published date.

We can do this with a little CSS:

.posted-on .updated {
    display: inline-block;

.posted-on .updated + .entry-date {
    display: none;

If you wish to display some text before the date, you can do this:

.posted-on .updated:before {
    content: "Last Updated ";

Show the “Updated” Post Date in Header Element

To show the updated post date in Header Element, add the PHP snippet below to create the shortcode:

function post_modified_date() {
    return get_the_modified_date();
add_shortcode( 'modified_date', 'post_modified_date' );

Then add [modified_date] to the Header Element content.