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get_gmt_from_date() WP 1.0

Returns a date in the GMT equivalent.

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 — 0.000157 sec (fast) | 50000 times — 2.98 sec (fast)

No Hooks.


String. Formatted version of the date, in UTC.


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


Since 1.2.0 Introduced.

Code of get_gmt_from_date() WP 5.7.2

function get_gmt_from_date( $string, $format = 'Y-m-d H:i:s' ) {
	$datetime = date_create( $string, wp_timezone() );

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

	return $datetime->setTimezone( new DateTimeZone( 'UTC' ) )->format( $format );

From tag: date time

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