I changed the default format for the date in the admin| options| general menu to "d M y" but I can't see a way of displaying it to my satisfaction.
What I would like it to view the date as with forum formatting next to every post on every view within the blog, but it says in the codex that <?php the_date(); ?> will only display the date the first time it's called. The time tags won't return the date unless I manually enter the parameters into each template page. I would like to be able to set up the forum formatting centrally without having to change each individual template page. Am I missing something here?
I'm using a modified blogtimes theme, by the way.
Thanks in advance.