I am looking to use the 'the_modified_date' function to display the date and time of a specific post has been modified. This information will appear in the header of our website on every single page.

How would I go about completing this?

I can use to get the title, and was hoping there would be a way just as easy to display that posts date and time.

Thank you for your help.

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Place this code snippet put in function.php, this should give you what you need.

function my_theme_wp_title( $title, $sep ) {
    global $post;

    /* my other title cases */

    //get post's modified date
    $m_date = get_the_modified_date();

    //concatenate the current title with the date string, using the separator to be more clear
    $title .= $sep . " " . $m_date;

    return $title;
add_filter( 'wp_title', 'my_theme_wp_title', 10, 2 );

Basically we add our custom function hooked to the wp_title filter, thus altering wp_title function, giving us the flexibility to add custom logic in the title display.


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  • Answers should be more that just a bunch of code. Please file an edit and add an explanation to how your code works and how it should be used and where it should be used. Thank you – Pieter Goosen Nov 24 '14 at 10:02

Kindly refer below :

    <?php if (get_the_modified_time() != get_the_time()) : ?>

    <p>Posted: <?php the_time('F j, Y'); ?> at <?php the_time('g:i a'); ?>, 
    Last Updated: <?php the_modified_time('F j, Y'); ?> at <?php the_modified_time('g:i a'); ?></p>

<?php else: ?>

    <p>Posted: <?php the_time('F j, Y'); ?> at <?php the_time('g:i a'); ?></p>

    <?php endif; ?>
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  • Just a note on the update, an explanation where the code should go and how it works will be nice. Remember, this answer should be a reference for others aswell, not just the OP – Pieter Goosen Nov 24 '14 at 6:17

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