the_date

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Display or Retrieve the date the current post was written (once per date)

Syntax Syntax

the_date( string $format = '', string $before = '', string $after = '', bool $echo = true )

Description Description

Will only output the date if the current post’s date is different from the previous one output.

i.e. Only one date listing will show per day worth of posts shown in the loop, even if the function is called several times for each post.

HTML output can be filtered with ‘the_date’. Date string output can be filtered with ‘get_the_date’.

Parameters Parameters

$format

(string) (Optional) PHP date format defaults to the date_format option if not specified.

Default value: ''

$before

(string) (Optional) Output before the date.

Default value: ''

$after

(string) (Optional) Output after the date.

Default value: ''

$echo

(bool) (Optional) default is display. Whether to echo the date or return it.

Default value: true

Return Return

(string|void) String if retrieving.

Source Source

File: wp-includes/general-template.php

		if ( 6 == calendar_week_mod( gmdate( 'w', mktime( 0, 0, 0, $thismonth, $day, $thisyear ) ) - $week_begins ) ) {
			$newrow = true;
		}
	}

	$pad = 7 - calendar_week_mod( gmdate( 'w', mktime( 0, 0, 0, $thismonth, $day, $thisyear ) ) - $week_begins );
	if ( 0 != $pad && 7 != $pad ) {
		$calendar_output .= "\n\t\t" . '<td class="pad" colspan="' . esc_attr( $pad ) . '">&nbsp;</td>';
	}

	$calendar_output .= "\n\t</tr>\n\t</tbody>";

	$calendar_output .= "\n\t</table>";

	$calendar_output .= '<nav aria-label="' . __( 'Previous and next months' ) . '" class="wp-calendar-nav">';

	if ( $previous ) {
		$calendar_output .= "\n\t\t" . '<span class="wp-calendar-nav-prev"><a href="' . get_month_link( $previous->year, $previous->month ) . '">&laquo; ' .
			$wp_locale->get_month_abbrev( $wp_locale->get_month( $previous->month ) ) .
		'</a></span>';
	} else {
		$calendar_output .= "\n\t\t" . '<span class="wp-calendar-nav-prev">&nbsp;</span>';
	}

	$calendar_output .= "\n\t\t" . '<span class="pad">&nbsp;</span>';

	if ( $next ) {
		$calendar_output .= "\n\t\t" . '<span class="wp-calendar-nav-next"><a href="' . get_month_link( $next->year, $next->month ) . '">' .
			$wp_locale->get_month_abbrev( $wp_locale->get_month( $next->month ) ) .

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0.71 Introduced.

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