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[Resolved] Format custom post_meta as date

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Last updated by thomasS-11 1 year, 6 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Shane.


Hey. I have a date field (Y-m-d) stored as post_meta from another plugin.

I am trying to format it differently in Views.

I tried to just copy the format="d-m-Y" from the wpv-post-date but that didn't work.

Is there any way that i can format this differntly in the View?



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Hi Thomas,

Thank you for getting in touch.

"I have a date field (Y-m-d) stored as post_meta from another plugin."

If this field is created by another plugin then the plugin should provide a way to display the date field in the format you want.

The [wpv-post-date] field will only display the default date meta field that is stored on the post i.e the published date.

This shortcode won't display the custom field date that you have.

If the plugin doesn't provide a way to format the date then you will need to do this with custom code.



The shortcode isn't from the plugin. The shortcode is a Views shortcode that's simply fetching post_meta from the current post.
My question and what i was hoping for, was that Views shortcode had a format feature, so it was possible to format the value to a specific date format, even though the field is not a Types field, but simply a post_meta value.
I do know that wpv-post-date is the date from the current post. My hope was that i could use the same attribute "format" to format the data, even if it wasn't a wpv-post-date shortcode.

I will format the value myself in my own shortcode, this way i can move on.