Wrong date format in profile plugin

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If you see % (ampersand) in your date field, which is part of the profile plugin (date of birth field), you can fix it easily with editing the file plugins/user/profile/profile.php.

Line #227 currently (Joomla! 2.5.1) is:

$data['profile']['dob'] = $date->format('%Y-%m-%d');

and should be changed to:

$data['profile']['dob'] = $date->format('Y-m-d');

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