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get_date_from_gmt() WP 1.0

Converts a GMT date into the correct format for the blog.

Requires and returns a date in the Y-m-d H:i:s format. Return format can be overridden using the $format parameter.

1 time — 0.000149 sec (fast) | 50000 times — 3.75 sec (fast)

No Hooks.


String. Formatted version of the date, in the site's timezone.


get_date_from_gmt( $string, $format );
$string(string) (required)
The date to be converted, in UTC or GMT timezone.
The format string for the returned date.
Default: 'Y-m-d H:i:s'


Since 1.2.0 Introduced.

Code of get_date_from_gmt() WP 5.8

function get_date_from_gmt( $string, $format = 'Y-m-d H:i:s' ) {
	$datetime = date_create( $string, new DateTimeZone( 'UTC' ) );

	if ( false === $datetime ) {
		return gmdate( $format, 0 );

	return $datetime->setTimezone( wp_timezone() )->format( $format );

From tag: date time

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