Plugin: Hot Date


Do you schedule entries, or otherwise modify the Entry Date field? Do you sometimes forget a leading zero, for example, to create a valid, two-digit hour field? Hot Date is just what you need: drop-down time selectors in 12-hour format along with a few other features that make setting the date a breeze!


The screenshot at the right tells the story of Hot Date, before and after!

  • Schedule according to the 12-hour clock with am/pm selectors you’re familiar with, rather than 24-hour time.
  • Disable the “seconds” display because, really, does it matter what second you publish at? (A selectable option.)
  • Work with an abbreviated minute list in five-minute increments. (A selectable option.)
  • Refresh the time to be current with the green arrows button.


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  • Movable Type 5.x
  • Movable Type 4.x (Optional: Config Assistant 2.x)
  • Movable Type 3.3x supported with an older version of Hot Date

Get Hot Date

Download the latest version for Movable Type 5 or 4 from the Github repository. for Movable Type 3.3x is also available; note that this version is not supported at all because of its age.

Hot Date is a free plugin, but a donation will support continued development. Suggested amount: $5.
Commercial Use: a $30 donation is encouraged.