WordPress article published date tag: the_date

WordPress template tags the_ Date outputs the publication date of the current article, which needs to be used in the main loop of the loop.

the_date( string $d = '', string $before = '', string $after = '', boolean $echo = true )

Function parameters


String value, default value: the value set in the WordPress option

Format of date


String value, null by default

Text output before date


String value, null by default

Text output after date


Boolean value, default value: true

Output date or only return the corresponding value, the default output.

Examples of function usage

<?php the_date('Y-m-d', '<h2>', '</h2>'); ?>

Extended reading

the_ The date() function is located in: WP includes / general- template.php

Related tags:

  • get_ the_ date()
  • get_ the_ time()
  • the_ modified_ date()
  • get_ the_ modified_ date()
  • the_ modified_ time()
  • get_ the_ modified_ time()
  • the_ time()
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