WireDateTime class

The $datetime API variable provides helpers for working with dates/times and conversion between formats.

Click any linked item for full usage details and examples. Hookable methods are indicated with the icon. In addition to those shown below, the WireDateTime class also inherits all the methods and properties of: Wire.

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Common

NameReturnSummary 
WireDateTime::date()
string boolFormat a date, using PHP date(), strftime() or other special strings (see arguments). 
WireDateTime::relativeTimeStr($ts)
stringGiven a unix timestamp (or date string), returns a formatted string indicating the time relative to now 
WireDateTime::stringToTimestamp(string $str, string $format)
intGiven a date/time string and expected format, convert it to a unix timestamp 

Advanced

NameReturnSummary 
WireDateTime::convertDateFormat(string $format, string $type)
stringGiven a PHP date() format, convert it to either 'js', 'strftime' or 'regex' format 
WireDateTime::getDateFormats()
arrayReturn all predefined PHP date() formats for use as dates 
WireDateTime::getTimeFormats()
arrayReturn all predefined PHP date() formats for use as times 

Additional methods and properties

In addition to the methods and properties above, WireDateTime also inherits the methods and properties of these classes:

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