I am searching for a way to do this myself, but for slightly different reasons. I need to put trade shows that my company will be attending in the future. I was hoping we could use the blog for this, but couldn’t find a way to set the date on articles.
Currently I use two pages to handle this: one for recent items, and a second one that has the complete list. The recent item list is something that is displayed on the front page. I manually update both of them when I need to add a new item.
Being able to update the date of an article would seem like a simpler solution.
I sixth the motion. This should be done via an app though. With our API you can change the publication date of blog entries:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <article> <created-at type="datetime">2010-08-26T20:00:00-04:00</created-at> </article>
An app could add a 'Change Publication Date' link to the article page in your admin.