"MY CALENDAR" Plug in - Date format

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"MY CALENDAR" Plug in - Date format

Post by MidNiteRaver » Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:47 am

Is there any EASY way for the date format to be changed from number only to 12-Aug-2006 or 12 Aug 06?

The WWW is visited by many people from different countries with different date format. The above however is clear to all as opposed to 2/3/06. Is that the 2nd March or 3rd Feb?

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Re: My Calendar Plug in - Date format

Post by garvinhicking » Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:44 am

Hi!

There are two possibilities. Either you edit your template's "entries.tpl" file and replace "DATE_FORMAT_ENTRY" and "DATE_FORMAT_SHORT" to the correpspondig PHP strftime() commands, like:

"%d-%B-%Y" (or others).

The other possibility is to edit your language file in lang/ and replace the value of the DATE_FORMAT_ENTRY / _SHORT constants there.

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Solution to my date format problem for MY CALENDAR PLUGIN

Post by MidNiteRaver » Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:00 am

I am a simple man and found a simple answer, that I should have seem before. I went into Administration, clicked on Configure Plugins, then on "My Calendar" Sidebar Plugin. There under "Dateformatting" I changed %d.%m.%Y to %d %b %Y changing the month (%m) from digital to month (%b) abbreviated month name. I also removed the dots (.) from between the format.

Great I am a wiser man now :D .

Could I be bold enough to suggest that the default format in the plug in be changed to a more international format such as the one I have changed to?

Thanks again for the guidance.

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Re: Solution to my date format problem for MY CALENDAR PLUGI

Post by garvinhicking » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:54 am

Hi!

Hm, sadly this format is the one that is about the only one really acquired in germany, and as it stands germany seems to be the current center of s9y activity...

Sadly we have no general very short date format in the language constants, so we can't use a format that is language specific there....hrm, this is problematic. Several users might feel strange if the format changes in a new plugin version, so I'd like to keep existing users happy and would like new users to adapt to their own liked dateformat instead? *G*

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