Showing Current Date, Day, Or Time In WordPress

WordPress does not come with a default widget or block to display current date or time.

However, you can still display current date or time using some very simple code.

You can add this simple code in your WordPress theme’s template files where you want to display the time.

1<?php echodate(get_option('date_format')); ?>

This code simply prints the current date using the date format set in your WordPress settings. You can change the date format by visiting the Settings » General page.

You can also use your own formatting tags to output the date in any other format. For instance, using the following code you can print the date in month, day, and year format.

1<?php echodate('F j, Y'); ?>

This method allows you to directly add the code into WordPress theme files, but it is not very flexible. What if you wanted to display current date and time inside a WordPress post, page, or a sidebar widget?

This next method allows you to add date and time anywhere on your site.