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Timestamping Years, is it possible (7 posts)

  1. pufftenticle
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hi, i'm building a site that chronicles events and i want to be able to edit the timestamp to reflect the date of the incident. some of the incidents i'm putting into the site go well back into the 1800's.

    i have had much success with everything back to 1900, but once i input an event (as a post) and then try to edit the timestamp with Date XX, 18XX, the output shows December 31, 1969.

    any thoughts ? here is the sitefor reference

  2. pufftenticle
    Posted 9 years ago #

    any thoughts ?

  3. Chris_K
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Store the date in a custom field, add tag to display custom field to theme?

    See Using_Custom_Fields

    There are some plugins (that a search should turn up) that can simplify setting and displaying custom fields if necessary.

  4. PHP in general and WordPress in specific does not support pre-1900 dates. There are workarounds, but they are not minor.

    See here for more info:

  5. pufftenticle
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i looked at both of those. the workaround is a little over my head, but i will keep working on it (lots of folks said it worked for them). i searched for plugins, but found nothing really like what i'm needing.

    if the epoch hap'd in 1969, why does it only affect dates prior to 1900 on my site ?

  6. I have no idea. I've never been able to put in anything pre-1970.

    The epoch starts on Jan 1st, 1970. The reason you see 1969 is due to time zone shifts.

  7. pufftenticle
    Posted 9 years ago #

    cool. thanks !

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