I did a pretty thorough search and found a couple of closed (and unanswered) topics on the WP forums. Does anyone know if this is possible? The codex doesn't specify this as an option.


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You use a lowercase y for a 2 digit year.

For example (l, F j, Y) --> returns, Friday, September 24, 2004

and (l, F j, y) ---> returns Friday, September 24, 04

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    Gah... I feel stupid. Thank you so much. Much appreciated!
    – Redlist
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 0:46

Here is the full (I think) list of valid date/time parameters to pass to the_date() and/or the_time().

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