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Date picker showing today's date instead of selected date

  • Hi All,

    I’m running WP 4.3.1 and ACF Version 5.3.1

    I have a reverse relationship returning entries of which all other fields are working as expected. However, I have a date picker ACF with the following settings:
    Display format: November 3, 2015
    Return format: November 3, 2015

    Here’s what I’m doing:

    $dl_date = new DateTime( get_field('dl_date') );
    echo $dl_date ->format('F d Y'); 

    This keeps returning today’s date of every single entry regardless of what date I pick. I’ve used the date picker with the same display and output settings on several other CTPs, so I’m wondering if it has something to do with the reverse relationship? Thoughts?

  • I’ve also tried this method (strtotime) explained here with the same results. Every entry returns today’s date in the applied format:

  • i would use return format: Ymd (better for ordering and strtotime)
    and than use:

    setlocale(LC_TIME, 'de_DE', 'de_DE.UTF-8'); //change to language you wish to display
    $dl_date = get_field('dl_date'); //is $dl_date filled correct? or is it empty?
    $dl_date = (strtotime($dl_date));
    $dl_date_pretty = date_i18n( 'F d Y', $dl_date); //here you can change display of date format 
    //with help of date_i18n you can use setlocale to display a date with language you wish
    echo $dl_date_pretty;
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