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ZenCart. How to change dates format

This tutorial will show you how to change the default date US format (month/day/year) to European (day/month/year) in ZenCart.

ZenCart. How to change dates from US format to European (day/month/year)

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We’ll edit two Zen Cart language files to make this change.

  1. Go to ZenCart installation root and open includes/languages/your-language.php file (if this file doesn’t exist, create it by copying the file admin/includes/languages/your-language.php to this location) and find this section:

    @setlocale(LC_TIME, 'en_US');
    define('DATE_FORMAT_SHORT', '%m/%d/%Y'); // this is used for strftime()
    define('DATE_FORMAT_LONG', '%A %d %B, %Y'); // this is used for strftime()
    define('DATE_FORMAT', 'm/d/Y'); // this is used for date()
    define('DATE_TIME_FORMAT', DATE_FORMAT_SHORT . ' %H:%M:%S');

    replace it with the following:

    @setlocale(LC_TIME, 'en_GB');
    define('DATE_FORMAT_SHORT', '%d/%m/%Y'); // this is used for strftime()
    define('DATE_FORMAT_LONG', '%A %d %B, %Y'); // this is used for strftime()
    define('DATE_FORMAT', 'd/m/Y'); // this is used for date()
    define('DATE_TIME_FORMAT', DATE_FORMAT_SHORT . ' %H:%M:%S');
  2. in the same file find this section:
    // Return date in raw format
    // $date should be in format mm/dd/yyyy
    // raw date is in format YYYYMMDD, or DDMMYYYY
    if (!function_exists('zen_date_raw')) {
      function zen_date_raw($date, $reverse = false) {
        if ($reverse) {
          return substr($date, 3, 2) . substr($date, 0, 2) . substr($date, 6, 4);
        } else {
         return substr($date, 6, 4) . substr($date, 0, 2) . substr($date, 3, 2);
        }
      }
    }

    and replace with the following:

     // Return date in raw format
    // $date should be in format dd/mm/yyyy
    // raw date is in format YYYYMMDD, or DDMMYYYY
    if (!function_exists('zen_date_raw')) {
      function zen_date_raw($date, $reverse = false) {
        if ($reverse) {
          return substr($date, 0, 2) . substr($date, 3, 2) . substr($date, 6, 4);
        } else {
          return substr($date, 6, 4) . substr($date, 3, 2) . substr($date, 0, 2);
        }
      }
    }
  3. In the same file find this section:
    // text for date of birth example
    define('DOB_FORMAT_STRING', 'mm/dd/yyyy');

    and replace with the following:

    // text for date of birth example
    define('DOB_FORMAT_STRING', 'dd/mm/yyyy');
  4. In the same file find this section:
    define('ENTRY_DATE_OF_BIRTH_ERROR', 'Is your birth date correct? Our system requires the date in this format: MM/DD/YYYY (eg 05/21/1970)');
    define('ENTRY_DATE_OF_BIRTH_TEXT', '* (eg. 05/21/1970)');

    and replace with the following:

    define('ENTRY_DATE_OF_BIRTH_ERROR', 'Is your birth date correct? Our system requires the date in this format: DD/MM/YYYY (eg 21/05/1970)');
    define('ENTRY_DATE_OF_BIRTH_TEXT', '* (eg. 21/05/1970)');
  5. Open admin/includes/languages/your-language.php file.

  6. Find this section:

    setlocale(LC_TIME, 'en_US');
    define('DATE_FORMAT_SHORT', '%m/%d/%Y'); // this is used for strftime()
    define('DATE_FORMAT_LONG', '%A %d %B, %Y'); // this is used for strftime()
    define('DATE_FORMAT', 'm/d/Y'); // this is used for date()
    define('PHP_DATE_TIME_FORMAT', 'm/d/Y H:i:s'); // this is used for date()
    define('DATE_TIME_FORMAT', DATE_FORMAT_SHORT . ' %H:%M:%S');
    define('DATE_FORMAT_SPIFFYCAL', 'MM/dd/yyyy'); //Use only 'dd', 'MM' and 'yyyy' here in any order

    and replace with the following:

    setlocale(LC_TIME, 'en_GB');
    define('DATE_FORMAT_SHORT', '%d/%m/%Y'); // this is used for strftime()
    define('DATE_FORMAT_LONG', '%A %d %B, %Y'); // this is used for strftime()
    define('DATE_FORMAT', 'd/m/Y'); // this is used for date()
    define('PHP_DATE_TIME_FORMAT', 'd/m/Y H:i:s'); // this is used for date()
    define('DATE_TIME_FORMAT', DATE_FORMAT_SHORT . ' %H:%M:%S');
    define('DATE_FORMAT_SPIFFYCAL', 'dd/MM/yyyy'); //Use only 'dd', 'MM' and 'yyyy' here in any order
  7. In the same file find this section:
    // Return date in raw format
    // $date should be in format mm/dd/yyyy
    // raw date is in format YYYYMMDD, or DDMMYYYY
    function zen_date_raw($date, $reverse = false) {
      if ($reverse) {
        return substr($date, 3, 2) . substr($date, 0, 2) . substr($date, 6, 4);
      } else {
        return substr($date, 6, 4) . substr($date, 0, 2) . substr($date, 3, 2);
      }
    }

    and replace with the following:

    // Return date in raw format
    // $date should be in format dd/mm/yyyy
    // raw date is in format YYYYMMDD, or DDMMYYYY
    function zen_date_raw($date, $reverse = false) {
      if ($reverse) {
        return substr($date, 0, 2) . substr($date, 3, 2) . substr($date, 6, 4);
      } else {
        return substr($date, 6, 4) . substr($date, 3, 2) . substr($date, 0, 2);
      }
    }
  8. In the same file find this section:
    // text for date of birth example
    define('DOB_FORMAT_STRING', 'mm/dd/yyyy');

    and replace with the following:

    // text for date of birth example
    define('DOB_FORMAT_STRING', 'dd/mm/yyyy');
  9. In the same file find this section:
    define('JS_DOB', '* The \'Date of Birth\' entry must be in the format: xx/xx/xxxx (month/date/year).\n');

    and replace with the following:

    define('JS_DOB', '* The \'Date of Birth\' entry must be in the format: xx/xx/xxxx (date/month/year).\n');
  10. In the same file find this section:
    define('ENTRY_DATE_OF_BIRTH_ERROR', '&nbsp;<span class="errorText">(eg. 05/21/1970)</span>');

    and replace with the following:

    define('ENTRY_DATE_OF_BIRTH_ERROR', '&nbsp;<span class="errorText">(eg. 21/05/1970)</span>');

    Done! That’s all! Now all dates on your site will be displayed in European format.

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ZenCart. How to change dates from US format to European (day/month/year)