I was going to write a new post when I found this similar post. Would it be possible to extend this functionality whereby the public date should always be the first publication date if and only if the post started out in draft mode and was then published to a blog?
I don’t know if anyone else agrees, but logically when writing in Draft Mode, I may have posts that may take days to write or maybe I just want to pre-write the posts for publication in the future. Currently, when I publish it to my blog, it is being posted as the date of the draft which could be days or weeks ago.
I just had this issue when I noticed the behavior. It’s good to know the provided solution exists as a workaround, but I think having this automatic if starting in draft mode then publishing to blog would make more sense, if everyone else agrees I guess.