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In archive.php, if it is a date archive, can I get the date using a function?

Consider a url like this: myfirstsite/2013/08 - I want to get the 2013/08

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Use get_query_var() to get the date parts:

$year     = get_query_var('year');
$monthnum = get_query_var('monthnum');
$day      = get_query_var('day');

In wp_title() a call to get_query_var('m') is used for the month too, but I got always just a 0 as value even on an URL like /2008/09/05/.

If you want to print the month name, use:

$GLOBALS['wp_locale']->get_month($monthnum);

The month name will be translated by WordPress then.

There are also four conditional functions you can use:

is_year()
is_month()
is_day()
is_date()

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