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[Resolved] Date help

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  • Plugin Author Fernando Briano

    @fernandobt

    Please read the documentation. You can choose the format of the date with the dateformat parameter. You’ll find a link to WordPress docs on Formatting dates there, and you can add a space before/after with the format string.

    Interesting answer, and more than a bit condescending. Basically you say “it is in the documentation somewhere, but I won’t tell you where or which document.” What a joke. Typical computer programmer with a superiority complex nonsense.

    Plugin Author Fernando Briano

    @fernandobt

    I’ll try answer this as polite as possible…

    it is in the documentation somewhere

    Once you get to the documentation you can search for the string dateformat. That should be easy, right? You can do it on any web browser or text editor.

    but I won’t tell you where or which document

    Every WordPress plugin has it’s documentation. You can read it HERE, on WordPress.org, when you go to the plugin’s page. Read the FIRST page and you get a text that says: Check Other Notes for usage. When you install the plugin, you get a link on your WordPress’ plugin page to the plugin’s instructions. Do you still need help finding the documentation?

    I have no superiority complex. I’m just sick of people not even taking 2 minutes of their time to skim the documentation I spent time writing so that I would avoid this kind of questions on this forum. Is this that hard? It’s a manual, before asking if the plugin does this or that, or how you can change something, READ THE DOCUMENTS.

    I have read everything you have. It is extraordinarily circular and provide little or no information. I’m sorry if you don’t like being told the truth.

    I don’t need help finding the documentation, I needed an answer, which you obviously are ill equipped to provide. Your documentation is truly awful and provides no useful information. I’ve read it all.

    Now, what is the truth?

    On the Other Notes page you seem to say contains the answer you say: “dateformat – Format of the date output. Default is get_option(‘date_format’). Check http://codex.wordpress.org/Formatting_Date_and_Time for possible formats.”

    No where else do you mention date_format. As anyone who can read can see this is not helpful at all and provides absolutely no actionable information.

    What this means is that the default is (‘date_format’) and you can find out what the codes are for dates directly from WordPress. No where does is say how to modify YOUR plugin. Terribly unhelpful instructions.

    Next, in the READ ME document you say the same exact thing you say in the Other Notes, which is also where you direct people to “How to Use.”

    Circular, non-informing and terribly condescending.

    So you can be sick of people not taking 2 minutes, but that isn’t me. You should be sick at your lack of ability to explain how to use your plugin and you should be sick by your condescending attitude.

    Myself, I am sick of know-it-all programmers who really know very little.

    Plugin Author Fernando Briano

    @fernandobt

    Use this:
    [catlist id=whatevet dateformat=" M d Y " date=yes]

    That will show the date like this:
    Jan 20 2013

    Good luck.

    matatomata

    @matatomata

    well, not all bad things are bad… thanks to the rudeness of this user I finally got how to change the dateformat. Thanks 🙂

    Plugin Author Fernando Briano

    @fernandobt

    That’s awesome matatomata, if you have any suggestions on how to improve the documentation to make it better for new users, please don’t hesitate to let me know so I can make it better.

    Regards,

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