the_modified_date()WP 2.1.0

Display the date on which the post was last modified.

1 time — 0.000555 sec (slow) | 50000 times — 1.86 sec (fast) | PHP 7.1.2, WP 4.7.3
Hooks from the function

Return

String|null. String if retrieving.

Usage

the_modified_date( $format, $before, $after, $display );
$format(string)
PHP date format. option.
Default: 'date_format'
$before(string)
Output before the date.
Default: ''
$after(string)
Output after the date.
Default: ''
$display(true|false)
Whether to echo the date or return it.
Default: true

Examples

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#1 Display the date the post was last modified:

<p>Last modified: <?php the_modified_date(); ?></p>

Last modified: December 2, 2006

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#2 Specify a custom format for the date of the last change:

<div>Last modified: <?php the_modified_date('j F Y'); ?></div>

Last modified: 25 April 2011

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#3 Date and Time

Display the date and time the post was changed:

<p>Last modified: <?php the_modified_date('F j, Y \a\t G:i'); ?></p>

Last modified: December 2, 2006 at 1:36 p.m.

OR like so:

<p>
	<?php 
	printf( __( 'Modified: %1$s at %2$s', 'textdomain' ),
		get_the_modified_date( 'F j, Y' ),
		get_the_modified_date( 'g:i a' )
	); 
	?>
</p>
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#4 Use HTML tags in format

To insert html tags into the format, you need escape symbols with \:

<p>Modified: <?php the_modified_date('j<\s\u\p>M</\s\u\p> Y'); ?

Modified: December 25Arp 2011

Changelog

Since 2.1.0 Introduced.

the_modified_date() code WP 6.5.3

function the_modified_date( $format = '', $before = '', $after = '', $display = true ) {
	$the_modified_date = $before . get_the_modified_date( $format ) . $after;

	/**
	 * Filters the date a post was last modified for display.
	 *
	 * @since 2.1.0
	 *
	 * @param string|false $the_modified_date The last modified date or false if no post is found.
	 * @param string       $format            PHP date format.
	 * @param string       $before            HTML output before the date.
	 * @param string       $after             HTML output after the date.
	 */
	$the_modified_date = apply_filters( 'the_modified_date', $the_modified_date, $format, $before, $after );

	if ( $display ) {
		echo $the_modified_date;
	} else {
		return $the_modified_date;
	}
}