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rest_parse_date( string $date, bool $force_utc = false )

Parses an RFC3339 time into a Unix timestamp.

Description

Parameters

$date

(string) (Required) RFC3339 timestamp.

$force_utc

(bool) (Optional) Whether to force UTC timezone instead of using the timestamp's timezone.

Default value: false

Return

(int) Unix timestamp.

Source

File: wp-includes/rest-api.php

function rest_parse_date( $date, $force_utc = false ) {
	if ( $force_utc ) {
		$date = preg_replace( '/[+-]\d+:?\d+$/', '+00:00', $date );
	}

	$regex = '#^\d{4}-\d{2}-\d{2}[Tt ]\d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}(?:\.\d+)?(?:Z|[+-]\d{2}(?::\d{2})?)?$#';

	if ( ! preg_match( $regex, $date, $matches ) ) {
		return false;
	}

	return strtotime( $date );
}

Changelog

Version Description
4.4.0 Introduced.

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