So, I am wondering if there is a way that I can make this:

February 28th, 2020

Just output NO month and NO year so just 28th (i.e. just the date)

What approach would you take?

I am applying this to a WordPress plugin called Pods.

The plugin allows for Custom Fields to be printed like this:


And I know that you can run a PHP command from the functions file like this:


But figuring how to do that is tricky...any pointers?

  • I'd guess if it accepts anything it'd be a PHP date format string: I guess you want jS. But how the plugin works / how you do this will be specific to the plugin, so you'd have to ask them or read the code to figure it out yourself.
    – Rup
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 13:24
  • If the date is just a date in a string, then you don't need WordPress stuff to figure out the answer, it can be done entirely using raw PHP from php.net
    – Tom J Nowell
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 13:58

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You’ll need to write your OWN function that will take the post_date and return it reformatted to the style you’re looking for.

function my_date($input_date) {
   return date("S", strtotime($input_date));

And then you would call it within your Pods Template like

{@post_date, my_date}

All rights goes to Jim True. More infomations : https://pods.io/forums/topic/date-formatting-using-magic-tags/

  • Thank you VERY much FloJDM
    – Henry
    Commented Feb 29, 2020 at 2:58

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