get_the_time( string $d = '', int|WP_Post $post = null )

Retrieve the time at which the post was written.


Description Description


Parameters Parameters

$d

(string) (Optional) Format to use for retrieving the time the post was written. Either 'G', 'U', or php date format defaults to the value specified in the time_format option.

Default value: ''

$post

(int|WP_Post) (Optional) WP_Post object or ID. Default is global $post object.

Default value: null


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Return Return

(string|int|false) Formatted date string or Unix timestamp if $id is 'U' or 'G'. False on failure.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/general-template.php

function get_the_time( $d = '', $post = null ) {
	$post = get_post($post);

	if ( ! $post ) {
		return false;
	}

	if ( '' == $d )
		$the_time = get_post_time(get_option('time_format'), false, $post, true);
	else
		$the_time = get_post_time($d, false, $post, true);

	/**
	 * Filters the time a post was written.
	 *
	 * @since 1.5.0
	 *
	 * @param string      $the_time The formatted time.
	 * @param string      $d        Format to use for retrieving the time the post was written.
	 *                              Accepts 'G', 'U', or php date format value specified
	 *                              in 'time_format' option. Default empty.
	 * @param int|WP_Post $post     WP_Post object or ID.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'get_the_time', $the_time, $d, $post );
}

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Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.


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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    Basic Example

    Returns the time of the current post using the WordPress default format, and displays it using the PHP echo command.

    <?php echo get_the_time(); ?>
    

    Returns the time of the post with ID $post->ID in the WordPress default format.

    <?php echo get_the_time( '', $post->ID ); ?>
    
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    Contributed by Codex

    Getting Unix Timestamp

    Assigns the local time of the current post in seconds (since January 1 1970, known as the Unix Epoch) to the variable $u_time.

    <?php $local_timestamp = get_the_time( 'U' ); ?>
    

    In most cases, you would probably want the epoch time for GMT (rather than for the local time zone), which you can get with the get_post_time() function, setting the $gmt option to true:

    <?php $gmt_timestamp = get_post_time( 'U', true ); ?>
    

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