the_modified_time( string $format = '' )

Display the time at which the post was last modified.


Parameters

$format

(string) (Optional) Format to use for retrieving the time the post was modified. Accepts 'G', 'U', or PHP date format. Defaults to the 'time_format' option.

Default value: ''


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More Information

If you want to display both the modified time and the creation time, you may want to use an if statement to avoid showing the same time/date twice.
For example:

if ( get_the_modified_time() != get_the_time()) )

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Source

File: wp-includes/general-template.php

function the_modified_time( $format = '' ) {
	/**
	 * Filters the localized time a post was last modified, for display.
	 *
	 * @since 2.0.0
	 *
	 * @param string|false $get_the_modified_time The formatted time or false if no post is found.
	 * @param string       $format                Format to use for retrieving the time the post
	 *                                            was modified. Accepts 'G', 'U', or PHP date format.
	 */
	echo apply_filters( 'the_modified_time', get_the_modified_time( $format ), $format );
}


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Changelog

Changelog
Version Description
2.0.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    Time in the 12-hour format (am/pm)
    If a post was modified at 10:36pm, this example displays the time the post was last modified using the 12-hour format parameter string ‘g:i a’.

    <p>Time last modified: <?php the_modified_time('g:i a'); ?></p>
    

    Output is “Time last modified: 10:36 pm”

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    Contributed by Codex

    Time in the 24-hour format

    If a post was modified at 10:36pm, this example displays the time the post was last modified using the 24-hour format parameter string ‘G:i’.

    <p>Time last modified: <?php the_modified_time('G:i'); ?></p>
    

    Output is “Time last modified: 22:36”

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    Contributed by Codex

    Date as Month Day, Year

    Displays the last modified time and date in the date format ‘F j, Y’ (ex: December 2, 2006), which could be used to replace the tag the_modified_date().

    <div>Last modified: <?php the_modified_time('F j, Y'); ?></div>
    

    Output is “Last modified: December 2, 2006”.

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