I'm trying to import some old news items from a legacy site/system.

Using feeds importer to get the content from an RSS feed.

All works fine except the published date value gets rewritten to the timestamp at point of import. I can't find an option to change this behaviour, even using the 'tamper' module doesn't seem to assist.

Any suggestions?

  • Tamper module doing it, looks like you not configure it properly. – Nikit Jun 22 '14 at 0:28
  • Uninstalled Tamper & it still happens... – steve Jun 22 '14 at 11:02
  • Can you show how you configure tamper? – Nikit Jun 22 '14 at 21:06
  • As mentioned tamper uninstalled and the problem persisted. It was an issue with the source RSS date formats. – steve Jun 22 '14 at 23:20
  • May be I comment above incorrectly, Tamper module should convert date format 1 to date format 2 (dependly what you set on Date Field settings). So no required disable Tamper, show me how you setup it (screenshot or any other)... – Nikit Jun 23 '14 at 4:26

Turns out it wasn't Feeds itself but rather the old site's RSS being invalid. If the simplePie parser used by Feeds can't find a properly formatted <pubDate> value it defaults to a current timestamp.

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