I'm trying to find a way how to have a simple conditional whereby I can echo something depending on whether the post date is in the first half or last half of the post date year.

  • And what have you tried so far? See wordpress.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-ask. You're basically looking at extracting the MM out of YYYYMMDD, convert to int, and check if greater than 6. – anmari Dec 7 at 7:03
  • I don't know where to start – Pete Dec 7 at 12:37

Are you thinking of something like this?

if ( have_posts() ) {
    while ( have_posts() ) {
        if ( absint( get_the_date( 'n' ) ) <= 6 ) {
            // First half of year
        } else {
            // Second half of year
  • that displays my post an infinite amount of times – Pete Dec 7 at 12:31
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I found this elsewhere and it worked for me...

if( (int)get_the_time( 'm' ) <= 6 ) {
    echo 'Some time between January and June.';
} else {
    echo 'Some time between July and December.';

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