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Function Reference/the time

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Description

Displays the time of the current post. To return the time of a post, use get_the_time(). This tag must be used within The Loop.

Usage

 <?php the_time$d ); ?> 

Parameters

$d
(string) (optional) The format the time is to display in. Defaults to the time format configured in your WordPress options. See Formatting Date and Time.
Default: None

Examples

Default Usage

Displays the time using your WordPress defaults.

<p>Time posted: <?php the_time(); ?></p>

Time as AM/PM VS. 24H format

Displays the time using the format parameter string 'g:i a' (ex: 10:36 pm).

<p>Time posted: <?php the_time('g:i a'); ?></p>

Displays the time using the 24 hours format parameter string 'G:i' (ex: 17:52).

<p>Time posted: <?php the_time('G:i'); ?></p>

Date as Month Day, Year

Displays the time in the date format 'F j, Y' (ex: December 2, 2004), which could be used to replace the tag the_date().

<div><?php the_time('F j, Y'); ?></div>

Date and Time

Displays the date and time.

<p>Posted: <?php the_time('F j, Y'); ?> at <?php the_time('g:i a'); ?></p>
Posted: July 17, 2007 at 7:19 am

Related

get_calendar(), get_day_link(), get_month_link(), get_the_date(), get_the_time(), get_year_link(), single_month_title(), the_date(), the_date_xml(), the_modified_date(), get_the_modified_date(), the_modified_time(), get_the_modified_time(), the_time()

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