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Description

Returns formated date according to a given format and time zone.

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Syntax

static date($input= 'now', $format=null, $tz=true)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$input 'now' String in a format accepted by strtotime(), defaults to "now".
$format null format optional format for strftime
$tz true Time zone to be used for the date. Special cases: boolean true for user setting, boolean false for server setting.

Returns

string A date translated by the given format and time zone.

Defined in

libraries/joomla/html/html.php

Importing

jimport( 'joomla.html.html' );

Source Body

public static function date($input = 'now', $format = null, $tz = true)
{
        // Get some system objects.
        $config = JFactory::getConfig();
        $user   = JFactory::getUser();
 
        // UTC date converted to user time zone.
        if ($tz === true)
        {
                // Get a date object based on UTC.
                $date = JFactory::getDate($input, 'UTC');
 
                // Set the correct time zone based on the user configuration.
                $date->setOffset($user->getParam('timezone', $config->getValue('config.offset')));
        }
        // UTC date converted to server time zone.
        elseif ($tz === false)
        {
                // Get a date object based on UTC.
                $date = JFactory::getDate($input, 'UTC');
 
                // Set the correct time zone based on the server configuration.
                $date->setOffset($config->getValue('config.offset'));
        }
        // No date conversion.
        elseif ($tz === null)
        {
                $date = JFactory::getDate($input);
        }
        // UTC date converted to given time zone.
        else
        {
                // Get a date object based on UTC.
                $date = JFactory::getDate($input, 'UTC');
 
                // Set the correct time zone based on the server configuration.
                $date->setOffset($tz);
        }
 
        // If no format is given use the default locale based format.
        if (!$format) {
                $format = JText::_('DATE_FORMAT_LC1');
        }
 
        return $date->toFormat($format);
}

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Examples

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// Server Timezone: "New York" (-0500 GMT)
// User Timeszone: "Los Angeles" (-0800 GMT)
 
jimport( 'joomla.html.html' );
 
$sqlGmtTimestamp = "2012-03-01 20:00:00"
 
echo JHtml::date($sqlGmtTimestamp , 'D F n, Y g:i a');        // Fri March 1, 2012 12:00 pm
echo JHtml::date($sqlGmtTimestamp , 'D F n, Y g:i a', true);  // Fri March 1, 2012 12:00 pm
echo JHtml::date($sqlGmtTimestamp , 'D F n, Y g:i a', false); // Fri March 1, 2012 3:00 pm