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  • Hello, guys,

    I thought that my issue involved the PHP version my server had installed. I asked the host to upgrade me to 5.3 at least.

    This upgrade worked…spottily. I could then get the format to change, mostly, but then I started having issues with the custom fields themselves; I would use the datepicker to choose a date, update the post, and the date would disappear. I would also get a fatal error: “Call to a member function format() on a non-object” on the posts that did have dates attached to the field. When I was lucky, the formats were changed perfectly (using the PHP code suggested on the DatePicker reference page on this site), but in the end I had to set the field to “text” instead of “datepicker” because I couldn’t guarantee success.

    or others like him/her – I’d definitely check to see what version of PHP your server is running. If it’s below 5.3 the “DateTime::createFromFormat” code won’t work. Upgrade and it might fix your issue!

    , or others – can you point me to a piece of jQuery that you know works to change the datepicker format? And perhaps let me know what I need installed on my site as well (jQuery, jQuery UI, perhaps)?

    Many thanks, Matt

  • Thanks, Elliot-

    The link above wasn’t as clear as I was expecting, but with the help of others on the forum I was led to downloading the plugins, and while I did still lose my database completely I was able to get going again.

    For those in a similar situation: it’s actually a lot better if you find yourself accidentally upgraded to v.4 to NOT try and downgrade. This is possibly what killed my site and custom fields. Elliot is right: on the surface, not much has changed, and most of old code is still supported in v.4 (the use of the repeater field in templates, for example).

    If I had taken a breath and found that the only thing necessary to make the new version work is install the add-ons as separate plugins, I would have probably been fine. Don’t do what I did!

  • @cerulean
    I’m having the same problem…using the code provided in the Date Picker docs but still coming up with “20131111” as a display format, for example.

    Your code above looks fine to me; it’s very similar to what I’ve been trying. Did you have any luck finding a solution?


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