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post_date()

Conveniently get the month, day, and year of a post in an organized way (with optional icon, and links to archive pages).

PHP March 25, 2020

Usage

PHP
nebula()->post_date($options)

Parameters

$options
(Optional) (Array) An array of options
Default: See below

Parameter Notes

label
Show a calendar “icon” or “text” (or nothing) next to the data
Default: icon

type
Use the date published, modified, or both.
Default: “published”

linked
Link each part of the date to an archive. This automatically disables if using a custom format.
Default: true

day
Include the day with the date
Default: true

relative
User relative dates (ex: “4 days ago”). This can be controlled globally by Customizer settings.
Default: true

format
Use a custom date format shown (meta attributes are not affected). Note: If using a custom format, the date cannot be linked.
Default: “F j, Y”

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Examples

PHP
<?php echo nebula()->post_date(); ?>

Demo


Using post_meta:
Using individual Nebula post meta functions with options:
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    Source File

    Located in /libs/Functions.php on line 462.

    1 Hook

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    Filters
    "nebula_post_date_defaults"
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    PHP
            public function post_date($options=array()){
                $defaults = apply_filters('nebula_post_date_defaults', array(
                    'label' => 'icon', //"icon" or "text"
                    'type' => 'published', //"published", or "modified"
                    'relative' => get_theme_mod('post_date_format'),
                    'linked' => true,
                    'day' => true,
                    'format' => 'F j, Y',
                ));
    
                $data = array_merge($defaults, $options);
    
                if ( $data['relative'] === 'disabled' ){
                    return false;
                }
    
                //Apply the requested label
                $label = '';
                if ( $data['label'] == 'icon' ){
                    $label = '<i class="nebula-post-date-label far fa-fw fa-calendar"></i> ';
                } elseif ( $data['label'] == 'text' ){
                    $label = '<span class="nebula-post-date-label">' . esc_html(ucwords($data['type'])) . ' </span>';
                }
    
                //Use the publish or modified date per options
                $the_date = get_the_date('U');
                $modified_date_html = '';
                if ( $data['type'] === 'modified' ){
                    $the_date = get_the_modified_date('U');
                }
    
                $relative_date = human_time_diff($the_date) . ' ago';
    
                if ( $data['relative'] ){
                    return '<time class="posted-on meta-item post-date relative-date" title="' . date('F j, Y', $the_date) . '">' . $label . $relative_date . $modified_date_html . '</time>';
                }
    
                $day = ( $data['day'] )? date('d', $the_date) . '/' : ''; //If the day should be shown (otherwise, just month and year).
    
                if ( $data['linked'] && !isset($options['format']) ){
                    return '<span class="posted-on meta-item post-date">' . $label . '<time class="entry-date" datetime="' . date('c', $the_date) . '" itemprop="datePublished" content="' . date('c', $the_date) . '"><a href="' . home_url('/') . date('Y/m', $the_date) . '/">' . date('F', $the_date) . '</a> <a href="' . home_url('/') . date('Y/m', $the_date) . '/' . $day . '">' . date('j', $the_date) . '</a>, <a href="' . home_url('/') . date('Y', $the_date) . '/">' . date('Y', $the_date) . '</a></time>' . $modified_date_html . '</span>';
                } else {
                    return '<span class="posted-on meta-item post-date">' . $label . '<time class="entry-date" datetime="' . date('c', $the_date) . '" itemprop="datePublished" content="' . date('c', $the_date) . '">' . date($data['format'], $the_date) . '</time>' . $modified_date_html . '</span>';
                }
            }
    

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