WP_REST_Posts_Controller::prepare_date_response( string $date_gmt, string|null $date = null )

Checks the post_date_gmt or modified_gmt and prepare any post or modified date for single post output.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) GMT publication time.


(string|null) (Optional) Local publication time.

Default value: null

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Return Return

(string|null) ISO8601/RFC3339 formatted datetime.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/rest-api/endpoints/class-wp-rest-posts-controller.php

	protected function prepare_date_response( $date_gmt, $date = null ) {
		// Use the date if passed.
		if ( isset( $date ) ) {
			return mysql_to_rfc3339( $date );

		// Return null if $date_gmt is empty/zeros.
		if ( '0000-00-00 00:00:00' === $date_gmt ) {
			return null;

		// Return the formatted datetime.
		return mysql_to_rfc3339( $date_gmt );

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Version Description
4.7.0 Introduced.

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