I'm trying to create my first comments list and comment form in my wordpress site but the dates are displayed as %e %B %Y at %H:%M instead of the date.

It seems like the date format isn't recognized.

I've simply written this code:

    $args = array (
        'avatar_size' => 48
<?php comment_form(); ?>

How can I fix it?

  • 3
    Does this still happen after you disabled all plugins?
    – fuxia
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 12:25
  • I haven't try it, I take a look
    – vitto
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 12:26
  • thank you, it was qTranslate a plug-in, which needed to set time options.
    – vitto
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 12:35
  • 3
    Then add this as answer and mark the question as answered.
    – fuxia
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 12:40
  • do you mean to write the answer by myself? if you write it I'll flag as the right answer
    – vitto
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 16:43

1 Answer 1


Taken from comments:

The plugin qTranslate cannot parse the time format string if no time options are set. Disabling the plugin or setting the time options fixes the problem.

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