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The guide to WordPress date formats

The guide to WordPress date formats

The date format is a very sensitive topic since just about everybody likes a unique style when it comes dates. WordPress has got it right with the date format as well as it has with everything else. It is possible to set the date format from the several options available in the admin section and it is even possible to set your own date format as will be explained here.

WordPress date formats

To select from one of the basic formats you simply need to go to the WordPress admin section and then select the menu option Settings -> General. Here you will find several default date options and a custom option as well.

In order to use the custom option you need to be aware of how to use the date format in PHP or WordPress. The table at end of the article can be off some help if you wish to use the custom option. In addition to which here are some examples to get you started.

  • Y/m/d => 2014/01/24
  • F j, Y => January 24, 2014
  • F j, Y g:i a => January 24, 2014 10:10 am
  • g:i a => 10:10 am
  • g:i:s a – 10:10:01 am
  • I, F jS, Y => Friday, January 24th, 2014
  • Y/m/d \\a\t g:ia => 2014/01/24 at 10:10 am
  • Y/m/d \\a\\t g:i A => 2014/01/24 at 10:10 Am
  • Y/m/d g:i:s A – 2014/1/24 10:10:01 AM

Conclusion:

WordPress is a very versatile software which has taken many of the user’s general requirements in to consideration; besides which it is continuously improving as well with a point release every often. The date formatting options is just one sample in a number of options that are available in WordPress.

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