wp_date ( $format, $timestamp = null, $timezone = null )

  • (string) $format PHP date format.
  • (int) $timestamp Optional. Unix timestamp. Defaults to current time.
  • (DateTimeZone) $timezone Optional. Timezone to output result in. Defaults to timezone from site settings.
  • (string|false) The date, translated if locale specifies it. False on invalid timestamp input.
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Retrieves the date, in localized format.

This is a newer function, intended to replace date_i18n() without legacy quirks in it.

Note that, unlike date_i18n(), this function accepts a true Unix timestamp, not summed with timezone offset.

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