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the_weekday_date( string $before = '', string $after = '' )

Display the weekday on which the post was written.

Description

Will only output the weekday if the current post’s weekday is different from the previous one output.

Parameters

$before

(string) (Optional) Output before the date.

Default value: ''

$after

(string) (Optional) Output after the date.

Default value: ''

Source

File: wp-includes/general-template.php

function the_weekday_date( $before = '', $after = '' ) {
	global $wp_locale, $currentday, $previousweekday;
	$the_weekday_date = '';
	if ( $currentday != $previousweekday ) {
		$the_weekday_date .= $before;
		$the_weekday_date .= $wp_locale->get_weekday( mysql2date( 'w', get_post()->post_date, false ) );
		$the_weekday_date .= $after;
		$previousweekday   = $currentday;
	}

	/**
	 * Filters the localized date on which the post was written, for display.
	 *
	 * @since 0.71
	 *
	 * @param string $the_weekday_date
	 * @param string $before           The HTML to output before the date.
	 * @param string $after            The HTML to output after the date.
	 */
	$the_weekday_date = apply_filters( 'the_weekday_date', $the_weekday_date, $before, $after );
	echo $the_weekday_date;
}

Changelog

Version Description
0.71 Introduced.

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