Backdating entries

When people are moving entries into their diary from other places, they often wonder if they can backdate those entries to the correct date/place in their diary. The good news is that you can!

To backdate an entry, you must first be editing that entry, either the first time you are writing it, or editing an existing entry. At the bottom of the editing page, click on the Options dropdown:

When you look at the options, there is a Published On box that shows the current date and time (or the date and time that the entry was originally published).

If you click on the date in the box, you will see a popup calendar where you can change the Publish date for the entry. If you change that date to a date in the past, this will save the entry as that date and place the entry in the proper place in your diary.

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January 3, 2018

Now this is one feature that I am just loving. I haven’t done anything with it yet but I will be soon.

January 3, 2018

Is there any way to stop getting emails about every comment and friend request? I have all email notifications turned off but still get a bunch of emails every day. Bit annoying.

January 8, 2018

@catmommy we have a ticket in to add a “turn off all” checkbox for notifications – that should be implemented in the near future. Thanks!

January 3, 2018


Moving some old entries from another site right now.

Thank you

January 26, 2018

Via a touch screen, I accidentally deleted my friendship with this page. Can you please restore it?

January 26, 2018

@opendiaryhelp please see the above.

January 29, 2018

I know I read about using the Mute option but I can’t find it in here or on the DM’s diary. Can you provide me with where I might find how this works? Also does it only work on someone that has left me a note? I would like to mute or block some that I don’t care to see their diary at all and I know others feel the same way! Hopefully some of those will go away when their free option is up!

January 29, 2018

@bj We actually put the mute option back into Engineering to rebuild it after testing – you can block people from leaving you notes, but you can’t currently make their entries not appear to you. There are switches at the top of the front page for Public, Members Only, Friends Only, and Circles – if you turn off the Public one those entries won’t show up – so that’s one thing you can do.

January 29, 2018

@opendiaryhelp Thanks so much, I hadn’t thought about the Public switch! I’ll do that.

January 30, 2018

Hi, me again. Someone found a Search link by typing it into the browser and they posted it on an OD Facebook group. The number of Friends it has for me is incorrect. I am wondering if this is the Search option that it has been said OD had but is being worked on? Just wanted to let you know it is “out there” for member now that someone located it.

January 31, 2018

@bj thanks for letting us know about this – that page is actually not ready for people to be using or sharing yet, so we will take it down until it’s complete and tested.

December 15, 2018

Can one change their username yet?

May 16, 2019

I was wondering if I change my icon to members only does that mean that the people who read me now and leave me notes won’t see me anymore?  And is it possible to have more then one icon?  And why can’t a member only accept me as a friend and I see what they write?