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Date Tool


This simple plugin makes it possible to insert the current date, time or date & time related information into your website. This is very handy if you are manually updating the date & time information and want to do this automatically in the future.

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  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place <?php do_action('plugin_name_hook'); ?> in your templates and use the ‘format’ argument to display the current date and time information in a number of different ways.


What’s the easiest way to get this working after installation?

Simply insert the following code into your post to display the current year.

[datetool_current format=”Y”]
This displays: 2013

What else can you use in the ‘format’ argument to display the current date and time information?

For a complete reference and combinations you can visit this page:

Some examples…

Shortcode: [datetool_current format=”Y”]
Output: 2013 (or what the current year is)

Shortcode: [datetool_current format=”d”]
Output: 16 (or what number the current day is)

Shortcode: [datetool_current format=”jS F Y”]
Output: 24th June 2013 (or what number the current date is)


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2013-06-23 Plugin created.