I'm very new to WordPress. I need to get the date of a post and compare that date to a specific date (04/01/2011), so add some banners and stuff to every post created "after" that pivot date. But the only functions I found in the wordpress documentation are examples of functions to "print" the date, like the_time(), etc.

Anyone knows how I could made this thing?

Thanks in advance!!!

2 Answers 2


get_the_date and/or get_the_time will return the date/time of the post rather than printing it.

  • Some sample would be appresiated...
    – user4634
    Commented Apr 13, 2011 at 14:32
  • @Nathan The function names in my answer are links to the WordPress codex pages for these functions. Those pages include the sample/default code on their use.
    – Manzabar
    Commented Apr 13, 2011 at 16:08

just use the following code

<?php echo the_time(get_option('date_format'));?>

to get the time in any of wordpress page if you want to get the date then use just the following code

<?php echo the_date(get_option('date_format'));?>

i think that code solve the problem. :)

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