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  • Resolved KGrobe


    PLEASE change the way the date is published on each posted article to the grammatically correct way it should read: Wednesday, Apr. 18 2012 4:55 AM (NOT APRIL 18TH). The “th” on 18 is spoken, never written.

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  • Well that would depend on your circumstances wouldn’t it? As when writing formal items, including the ‘st’, ‘nd’, and ‘th’ is considered proper, and dropping it would denote less formality.

    But that’s irrelevant to your question really, to address your issue, where are you seeing the date as such?

    If it appears on the front end, viewing your site as a reader would, that is entirely a function of your particular theme.

    I would personally prefer if themes respected my settings, which can be set in settings-> general from your admin panel.

    Have you tested yours? It may be possible to change from there. If you cannot, then your theme author has set the date to display as they prefer, that’s how themes work really, designers preference. It would be possible to change through the theme code.

    I just checked around the admin/edit post screens. WordPress uses the date format you prefer. So I must believe you are referring to the front-end, which is 100% a theme function, and not part of WordPress core.

    Options here (if you cannot change the format from your settings area) would be to take this up with your particular theme author, or to adjust the coding yourself.

    In regard to your comment about denoting less formality, this has nothing to do with writing the date correctly!

    Do you know how to write the date correctly? You may currently see the date written incorrectly in many places such as newspapers, TV advertisements, and even in professional business communications. Unfortunately grammar has taken a hit in recent years.

    When you’re writing out a date like January 1, 2008 (in the American style), the day is a cardinal number, so you should never write January 1st, 2008. When you’re speaking, even though it is written as January 1, you say, “January first.” So when you are reading a date that is written January 1, 2008, you say “January first, two thousand eight.” That’s probably why a lot of people get confused about how to write it.

    We have tried changing the way the date appears in our publication but I have been told it is set in the theme we are using from WordPress.

    Here is how it appears in our newsletter:

    We would like the date format changed to appear correctly:
    Wednesday, Dec. 5 2012 4:01 AM

    Any help you can give would be appreciated!

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