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

Retrieve the date on which the post was written.

Description

Unlike the_date() this function will always return the date. Modify output with the ‘get_the_date’ filter.

Parameters

$d

(string) (Optional) PHP date format defaults to the date_format option if not specified.

Default value: ''

$post

(int|WP_Post) (Optional) Post ID or WP_Post object. Default current post.

Default value: null

Return

(false|string) Date the current post was written. False on failure.

Source

File: wp-includes/general-template.php

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

	if ( ! $post ) {
		return false;
	}

	if ( '' == $d ) {
		$the_date = get_post_time( get_option( 'date_format' ), false, $post, true );
	} else {
		$the_date = get_post_time( $d, false, $post, true );
	}

	/**
	 * Filters the date a post was published.
	 *
	 * @since 3.0.0
	 *
	 * @param string      $the_date The formatted date.
	 * @param string      $d        PHP date format. Defaults to 'date_format' option
	 *                              if not specified.
	 * @param int|WP_Post $post     The post object or ID.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'get_the_date', $the_date, $d, $post );
}

Changelog

Version Description
3.0.0 Introduced.

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https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/get_the_date