Date of post - Publish v Draft

Hi,

If I start a post today and publish only a while later, why is it that the date of the post appears as the original date on which the post was started and not the date on which it was first published?

Hey Ashwin!
Welcome to the community.

Post publish date is taken as creation date automatically. However, you can change the creation date by clicking on the date text in the post editor.

Thank you!!