Shortcode for Current Date

Description

Shortcode for Current Date enables you to put current date, current month or current year anywhere in your WordPress site with a simple shortcode.

Just use the shortcode [current_date] and when the post or page is displayed, [current_date] will be replaced by the current date. And the date will be translated according to your site settings.

Live Demo

By default it will show a date like this: 7th May 2017

But you can customize it to your needs. To do that, you’ll need to pass the date format using an attribute with the shortcode.
Here are some examples:

[current_date format=’d/m/Y’] will show the date like this: 07/05/2017
[current_date format=’F d, Y’] will show the date like this: May 07, 2017

If you don’t understand how this formatting works, that’s totally okay.

Check out PHP date formats you can use.

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Installation

This is one way you can install the plugin:

  1. Download the plugin from WordPress plugin repository and upload the zip file in ‘Add New’ under ‘Plugins’.
  2. Activate the plugin.

Another way :

  1. From WordPress dashboard, go to Add New under Plugins section.
  2. Search for ‘Shortcode for Current Date’
  3. From search results, click on ‘Shortcode for Current Date’.
  4. Click on Install button and activate the plugin.

Reviews

Excellent

This is excellent and very easy to use. Well done. Big praise to the author !!!

Nice job

Works well. Does the job for us. Flexible and tidied up a lot of JavaScript on our site.

Very good

Does exactly what it's supposed to do
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Contributors & Developers

“Shortcode for Current Date” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.0.5

  • Tested with WordPress 5.1.

2.0.4

  • Tested with WordPress 5.0.3.
  • Updated some links.

2.0.3

  • Used date_i18n() function to make the date translated according to site settings. Thanks to @themezee

2.0.1

  • Tested with WordPress 5.0.
  • Settings and Welcome page Changes.

2.0.0

  • Tested with WordPress 5.0.

1.2.5

  • Fix – Day Number of the Year bug.

1.2.4

  • Add – Shortcode execution in Post Title.

1.2.3

  • Fixed a bug.
  • Added WP current_time funtion instead of date function to retrieve WP time instead of server time. Thanks to Rick Carter.

1.2.2

  • Tested with WordPress 4.9

1.2.1

  • Fixed a bug.

1.2

  • Added a Menu item to quickly access the date formats.

1.1

  • Added a welcome page.

1.0

  • Initial Release