Code to Easily Display Today’s Date in WordPress

You might think that adding a date to WordPress is hard and will require multiple steps, but it is a short and simple method. In this article, we will share a snippet that will allow you to display today’s date in WordPress or any other PHP based website.

All you need to do is place the following code in a theme file of your choice, most commonly in header.php:

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The above code will display the date in the following format:

Thursday, 17th September 2009

If you do not like the formatting above, you can look at the PHP Date Manualfor other parameters.

Now another way to do this is by just extracting your WordPress admin settings. You can go to Settings > General and select the date format in there and simply add this code instead of the above one:

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