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How to amend (override) the time format of the comments (of the posts and pages), not touching the wordpress initial installation? I use a child theme and if it is possible in any way to do it from the child theme to prevent my changes been overwritten by the next WP update. I would prefer to use add_filter()

I am trying to use:

// define the get_comment_time callback 
function filter_get_comment_time( $date, $d, $gmt, $translate, $comment ) { 
    $d = "g:i:s";
    return $d; 
}; 

// add the filter 
add_filter( 'get_comment_time', 'filter_get_comment_time', 10, 5); 

But it returns only the string "g:i:s".

WP 4.9.4

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You have to return the formatted date string, the following will work:

// define the get_comment_time callback 
function filter_get_comment_time( $date, $d, $gmt, $translate, $comment ) { 
  $d = "g:i:s";
  $date = mysql2date($d, $date, $translate);
  return $date;
}; 

// add the filter 
add_filter( 'get_comment_time', 'filter_get_comment_time', 10, 5);
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  • Dear @Pabamato, thank you for your kind answer! It has solved the issue! Many thanks!
    – Arsenii
    Apr 4 '18 at 14:15
  • The only thing I cannot get is that why WP does not check the GLOBAL date and time format, set in the General settings? I have set them to g:i:s and everywhere it works ecross the site, but only the comments...
    – Arsenii
    Apr 4 '18 at 14:25
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    Hi @Arsenii, thanks for your warm feedback. I don't see a reason for not getting the global time format setting, do you have a custom comments template in your theme? As always if you want to go to the main source for the issue you can try deactivating all the plugins and/or switching to a diff theme, just to make sure there is nothing else filtering the time string result.
    – Pabamato
    Apr 4 '18 at 15:07
  • Dear @Pabamato, thank you for your kind answer! yes, I found yesterday, that it came out to be because of a custom template in the theme.. I did need to make a custom copy of that template in the child-theme and everything got better! Thank you!
    – Arsenii
    Apr 5 '18 at 11:41

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