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Joomla 3.x. How to change date format

This tutorial shows how to change the date format in Joomla 3.x.

Joomla 3.x. How to change date format

  1. In the screenshot below, you can see dates. We need to change their format.

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  2. Open the theme language file and check if the information regarding date formats is specified there. You can find the theme language file in the language\en-GB folder of your Joomla installation. It is called en-GB.tpl_themeXXXX.ini, where XXXX is the theme number. Check the screenshot below. The highlighted format is being used in our case:

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  3. Go to Extension Manager -> Language Manager. Select Overrides.

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  4. Select the Language for which you want to set an override and change the date format. Add a new override.

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  5. Select the Constant option. Search for this constant. Modify its value and save the changes.

    For more information on date formats, please turn to: http://nl3.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php.

    The year was removed. We have changed the date format. Please note that you can also change the order of values. For example, set d F instead F d.

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  6. This is our override:

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  7. Refresh the page. The date format was changed.

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Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

Joomla 3.x. How to change date format