How To Configure Blogger Comment Timestamp Format Correctly?

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Comment Timestamp is important to display the comment date and time accurately. There are many blog which is not functioning correctly because of wrong setup of Comment Timestamp. Suppose you have a Blog and received couple of comments under a Blog post. But if your Blog’s Comment Timestamp is not configuring correctly then you won’t understand when and in what date that comment has been made. In case of large Blog which receive huge comments from readers they won’t able to tract the newer and older comment. Comment Timestamp give information to commentator about last comment’s date and time. As a result other readers won’t able to participate in comment thread.

In case of some Blogger template you will see an error if Comment Timestamp format is not configured properly. It will display Undefined Date instead of comment time and date. So configuring Comment Timestamp is necessary for Blogger to avoid any unexpected error. In this tutorial I will show you how to configure Comment Timestamp correctly in Blogger?

Available Comment Timestamp in Blogger Platform.

In Blogger Platform you will find 25 types Comment Timestamp format. But all formats are not suitable for all Blog. You can choose and display either details or short Comment Timestamp format in your Blogger site. But it depends on your template’s comment section design. If you are using narrow comment form then short Comment Timestamp format will be ideal. But if your template width is 1200px width then you can use details Comment Timestamp format.
  • Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 9:43:21 PM GMT+6
  • May 1, 2016 at 9:43:21 PM GMT+6
  • May 1, 2016 at 9:43 PM
  • May 1, 2016 at 9:43:21 PM
  • 9:43:21 PM
  • 9:43 PM
  • 9:43 PM GMT+6
  • 9:43 PM, May 01, 2016
  • 9:43:21 PM
  • 21:43
  • May 01, 2016
  • May 01, 2016 9:43 PM
  • Sunday, May 01, 2016
  • Sunday, May 01, 2016 9:43:21 PM
  • Sun, May 01, 9:43:21 PM GMT+6
  • Sun, May 01, 9:43:21 PM
  • Sun, May 01, 9:43:21 PM 2016
  • 1.5.16
  • 1/5/16
  • 1/5/16 21:43
  • 1/5/16 9:43 PM
  • Sunday, 01 May, 2016
  • 01 May, 2016 21:43
  • 01 May, 2016
  • Sunday, 01 May, 2016

Human Readable Comment Timestamp Format

If you just use digit on your Comment Timestamp Format then it may not human readable Comment Timestamp. For example if you select below Comment Timestamp Format-
  • 1/5/16
We will understand that 1st May, 2016 but this is not proper human readable Comment Timestamp Format.  Instead of above Comment Timestamp Format if you select below Comment Timestamp, then it will be more human readable.
  • 01 May, 2016
So, we should use human readable Comment Timestamp format for our website.

Search Engine Friendly Comment Timestamp Format

If you have optimized your site for markup then we should use different Comment Timestamp format. Otherwise search engine won’t able to read your Comment Timestamp date. Search engine friendly and according to ISO time format we should use below Comment Timestamp format.
  • 1/5/16
Though it doesn’t affect significant your site but if you want to optimize your site for Yandex then you will see an error that Yandex can’t read your post and comment date. So its better we should use the above Comment Timestamp format. But if you just focus on Google search engine then you shouldn’t panic with it. But my recommendation is to optimize your site for all search engines.

How to change Comment Timestamp Format in Blogger?

This is very easy to change Comment Timestamp Format in Blogger. It will take less than few minutes. Just follow the below steps-

Step 1 Log in to your Blogger Account and Go to your Blogger Dashboard

Step 2 Click on -> Settings -> Language and formatting-> 

Step 3 Now locate Formatting section. 

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Step 4 Select Time format next to Comment Timestamp Format.

Step 5 Finally click Save settings button from top right corner of the screen.

That’s it your new Comment Timestamp Format set on your Blog and just check your Blog comment section, you will see all old comment’s time format has changed with new Timestamp Format.

Blogger comments

I hope this small tutorial will help to select correct Comment Timestamp format for your Blog.


  1. Great piece of information. Worked on my blog.
    • BloggerSpice
      Hi Naija, I am very glade to hear that. :up
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  3. Nice information. I appreciate this piece for real. I am applying this info asap. Thanks so much
    • BloggerSpice
      Thanks for your feedback. :up
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