mysql2date( string $format, string $date, bool $translate = true )

Convert given date string into a different format.

Description Description

$format should be either a PHP date format string, e.g. ‘U’ for a Unix timestamp, or ‘G’ for a Unix timestamp assuming that $date is GMT.

If $translate is true then the given date and format string will be passed to date_i18n() for translation.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Format of the date to return.


(string) (Required) Date string to convert.


(bool) (Optional) Whether the return date should be translated.

Default value: true

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Return Return

(string|int|bool) Formatted date string or Unix timestamp. False if $date is empty.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/functions.php

function mysql2date( $format, $date, $translate = true ) {
	if ( empty( $date ) ) {
		return false;

	if ( 'G' == $format ) {
		return strtotime( $date . ' +0000' );

	$i = strtotime( $date );

	if ( 'U' == $format ) {
		return $i;

	if ( $translate ) {
		return date_i18n( $format, $i );
	} else {
		return date( $format, $i );

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Version Description
0.71 Introduced.

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