I'm lost...three letter month abbreviation? (3 posts)

  1. sketcher
    Posted 10 years ago #


    This is my first post here and also my first attempt to make my first WordPress theme. I've encountered a problem though..and I can't seem to find an answer either here on the support forums or anywhere else. And I've looked. :) Anyway, my problem is this: I want to display, say on my homepage, a list of the latest posts on my blog. What I want to do is display next to the post itself, the date, in this format:

    Nov 7

    the actual HTML code I currently use is this:

    <span class="month">Nov</span><span class="day">7</span>
    which means the month and the date will each have to be inside a HTML tag..

    So my problem is that I don't know how to display the month in an abbreviated form - "Nov"..

    Can anyone here help me with this please? I would deeply appreciate it..

    My regards to you, gentlemen.

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Use two instances of the_time() template tag with the appropriate date format string:

    <span class="month"><?php the_time('M'); ?></span> <span class="day"><?php the_time('j'); ?></span>

  3. sketcher
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Wow that's great! Thank you! :) It worked perfectly.

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