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Chocotheme – Adding Year to Date Displayed

  • Is it possible to add the year into the date displayed on Chocotheme for each post?

    I’ve spent hours trying to figure this out without any luck…

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  • You need to edit the template file(s) for the theme. It probably uses the_time() instead of the_date().

    Photog has a year on its dates on the left side of the posts. The code for this is very straightforward and might be easy to apply to ChocoTheme.

    I did the straightforward steps and wanted to share them with you:

    1. Find the following starting in the theme’s archive.php line 27, index.php line 8, search.php line 11 and single.php line 7:

    <span class=”day”><?php the_time(‘d’) ?></span>
    <span><?php the_time(‘M’) ?></span>

    and add this line right after them:

    <span class=”year”><?php the_time(‘Y’) ?></span>

    2. Find this in the theme’s style.css line 96:

    .post .date span { display: block; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; color: #f4b995; line-height: 1; text-transform: uppercase; }
    .post .date span.day { font-size: 26px; }

    and add this line right after:

    .post .date span.year { font-size: 8px; }

    To change the size of the year, change the number in font-size. If you want to make the year much bigger than this, you may need to decrease the sizes on two lines above so they won’t hit the edges of the box.

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