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get_the_modified_date() WP 1.0

Retrieve the date on which the post was last modified.

Works based on: get_post_modified_time()
Hooks from the function

String|Int|false. Date the current post was modified. False on failure.


get_the_modified_date( $format, $post );
PHP date format. option.
Default: 'date_format'
Post ID or WP_Post object.
Default: current post


Since 2.1.0 Introduced.
Since 4.6.0 Added the $post parameter.

Code of get_the_modified_date() WP 5.7.2

function get_the_modified_date( $format = '', $post = null ) {
	$post = get_post( $post );

	if ( ! $post ) {
		// For backward compatibility, failures go through the filter below.
		$the_time = false;
	} else {
		$_format = ! empty( $format ) ? $format : get_option( 'date_format' );

		$the_time = get_post_modified_time( $_format, false, $post, true );

	 * Filters the date a post was last modified.
	 * @since 2.1.0
	 * @since 4.6.0 Added the `$post` parameter.
	 * @param string|int|false $the_time The formatted date or false if no post is found.
	 * @param string           $format   PHP date format.
	 * @param WP_Post|null     $post     WP_Post object or null if no post is found.
	return apply_filters( 'get_the_modified_date', $the_time, $format, $post );

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