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I am removing content from the front page as it is out dated, but I don't want to un-publish it as it remains valid information.

Unfortunately Drupal then labels the old article as 'New' and put it to the top of the content list, exactly the opposite effect of the one intended.

How can I stop this?

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  • Consider an extra EDIT of your question related to the "I am removing content from the front page ..." part of it, by explaining HOW you are removing that content (which Drupal function / technique you use for doing so). Jun 26 '15 at 8:34
  • If you have the possibility to develop some code try using hook_node_presave() to set the changed property of your node to what you want it to be. If it is "younger" than the one stored in cache it will not be displayed as "new" in the content list.
    – schlicki
    Jul 15 '15 at 10:14
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Edit the respective node those you want to remove the front page and uncheck the checkbox 'Promoted to the frontpage' and save it. This will remove your out dated content from the front page

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You should "uncheck" the checkbox "promoted to the frontpage" (which is shown when you 'edit' such nodes). That way it will not be shown on the frontpage anymore.

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    – Clive
    Jun 26 '15 at 8:16
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That "new"/"updated" label is drupal feature to show users that particular content is new / has changed since his last visit - its "per user", every user can see different content as new.

I would change your "content list" instead of this built-in behavior. I guess content list is view and you can add sorting / filter to that view with "Node: has new content" property.

Edit: but if you want to disable it, you can disable Tracker core module.

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