Shortcode for Current Date

Description

Shortcode for Current Date enables you to put current date, current month or current year anywhere in your WordPress site with a simple shortcode.

Just use the shortcode [current_date] and when the post or page is displayed, [current_date] will be replaced by the current date. And the date will be translated according to your site settings.

Live Demo

By default it will show a date like this: 7th May 2017

But you can customize it to your needs. To do that, you’ll need to pass the date format using an attribute with the shortcode.
Here are some examples:

[current_date format=’d/m/Y’] will show the date like this: 07/05/2017
[current_date format=’F d, Y’] will show the date like this: May 07, 2017

If you don’t understand how this formatting works, that’s totally okay.

Check out PHP date formats you can use.

Styling

You can use ‘size’ and ‘color’ attributes to style the date.

For example, [current_date format=’d/m/Y’ size=’20px’ color=’#FF0000′]

You can also style all the dates by using CSS. You have to use the class ‘sfcd-date’.

For example –

`

.sfcd-date {
font-size: 20px;
color: #FF0000;
}
`

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Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

shortcode-for-current-date/block
Current Date

Installation

This is one way you can install the plugin:

  1. Download the plugin from WordPress plugin repository and upload the zip file in ‘Add New’ under ‘Plugins’.
  2. Activate the plugin.

Another way :

  1. From WordPress dashboard, go to Add New under Plugins section.
  2. Search for ‘Shortcode for Current Date’
  3. From search results, click on ‘Shortcode for Current Date’.
  4. Click on Install button and activate the plugin.

Reviews

9. Mai 2020
Last updated broken everything. Unnecessary to make the plugin more complicated than it needs to be. Had to spend hours removing the shortcode and fixing the site. Not happy. Edit: author just fixed it.
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Contributors & Developers

“Shortcode for Current Date” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.1.2

  • ADD: Gutenberg Block for Adding Current Date.

2.1.1

  • FIX: Preserving old shortcode output.

2.1.0

  • ADD: Option to Control Font Size.
  • ADD: Option to Control Font Color.
  • ADD: CSS Class to Control Style Globally.

2.0.8

  • Tested with WordPress 5.4.

2.0.7

  • Tested with latest WordPress version.
  • Removed admin notice about other plugin.

2.0.6

  • Tested with WordPress 5.2.

2.0.5

  • Tested with WordPress 5.1.

2.0.4

  • Tested with WordPress 5.0.3.
  • Updated some links.

2.0.3

  • Used date_i18n() function to make the date translated according to site settings. Thanks to @themezee

2.0.1

  • Tested with WordPress 5.0.
  • Settings and Welcome page Changes.

2.0.0

  • Tested with WordPress 5.0.

1.2.5

  • Fix – Day Number of the Year bug.

1.2.4

  • Add – Shortcode execution in Post Title.

1.2.3

  • Fixed a bug.
  • Added WP current_time funtion instead of date function to retrieve WP time instead of server time. Thanks to Rick Carter.

1.2.2

  • Tested with WordPress 4.9

1.2.1

  • Fixed a bug.

1.2

  • Added a Menu item to quickly access the date formats.

1.1

  • Added a welcome page.

1.0

  • Initial Release