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Many blogs displays the current date on their blog header. It looks profesional, and it is also useful, especially if your blog posts are dated. Here is a very easy way to add today’s date on your WordPress blog.

Open your header.php file (or any other file) and paste the following code:

<?php echo date('l jS F Y'); ?>

The date format can be easily formatted. You can get more info on the date() php function here.


  1. Thanks for a great tip on date display for WordPress sites!

  2. But, how do you place the server time where you want? I mean, I know this PHP code, but how can I display the time let’s say in the middle of a page?

  3. @Sam, you could wrap that code in a div, and then control the placement of the div

  4. For different languages, you should try the date_i18n() function.

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