WordPress Date function woe (3 posts)

  1. david
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Can anyone help me to sort out the following code. I would like posts from today to be datestamped "today",. and previous posts to take a date stamp. I wrote the following code which of course doesn't work.

    $today = date("dmy");
    $published = the_time("dmy");
    if($today == $published){?>Today <?}else{?> <?the_time("l")?>, the <?the_time("j")?><?the_time("S")?> of <?the_time("F")?>

    I am going ka ka koo koo. If WP's loop has a variable with just a clean date stamp I think I would use that...but it returns a date and a time, and I don't know how to just strip out the date from that.
    Can anyone come with a solution? I know the root of my problem comes from trying to embed WP functions in my own PHP code.
    I also think it would be nice to have the ability to use relative date/time stamp posts in the same way that textpattern does (for ex. "posted 2 hours ago", "posted 4 days ago", etc) Maybe there are some plug-ins which I just haven't located yet.

  2. codergurl
    Posted 11 years ago #

    $today = date('Y-m-d');
    $pubdate = explode(' ', $post->post_date);
    $pubdate = $pubdate[0];
    if ($pubdate == $today) {
    echo "Today";
    } else {
    the_time('l\,\t\h\e jS \o\f F');

    I had written a hack/plugin to get the years, months, days, etc.., since a while back, and someone editted it. Search in the wiki.

  3. david
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Thanks, the code you wrote is perfect. And the plugin can be located here, should anyone else be interested.

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