Support » Plugin: WP Post Signature » Variable to get the published date?

  • Resolved WordPressGuy


    Might I humbly request that you add a variable for printing the post’s publish date? It would help a lot with signatures that contain copyright messages. Bonus points if you could create variables for each part of the date (though I could always extract these from one value.)

    Anyway, thank you for the very useful plugin! I’ve been using it for a while now and I really appreciate it 🙂

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  • Thread Starter WordPressGuy


    Sorry, I just remembered that variable is already there, but I can’t get just one part of the date.

    Plugin Author Soli



    You could get any part of the date using JavaScript. If you want to get the year of the post date,for example, you can use this snippet in your signature:

    Post Year: <script>document.write('%post_date%'.substring(0,4));</script>

    Good luck. ^_^

    Thread Starter WordPressGuy


    Thanks for the reply! I always try to avoid document.write and to use the DOM instead, but after Googling a bit I realized I could append a new element to document.body and achieve the same result:

    var span = document.createElement("span");
    span.textContent = '%post_date%'.substring(0,4);

    OR alternatively just:

    document.body.insertAdjacentHTML('beforeend', '%post_date%'.substring(0,4));
    Thread Starter WordPressGuy


    Ok, I tried this and it just ends up appending to the end of body after the document has already loaded. Anyone reading this thread should disregard my previous reply 🙂

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