Is there a way to auto populate the Title field with current date? Basically Im wondering if the Title field can be auto- filled in with the current date when creating a new entry. EE 6

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Install the free MX CP CSS & JS add-on and add the following code to the JS field in the settings of the add-on:

    var currentDate = Date.now();
    var today = new Date(currentDate);
    var dateString = today.toLocaleDateString();
    var titleField = $('input[name="title"]');
    var url = $(location).attr('href');

    if(titleField.length && url.indexOf('/cp/publish/create/') > 0) {
        titleField.val(dateString  + " ");

It will populate the title field with the current date with a trailing space.

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