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Shortening dates in get_timezoned_date

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I have a page where it shows the date of last post to a forum, and the code uses get_timezoned_date()
to give the full date/time.

Was just curious how to chop down full month names to the three letter abbrivations.  I thought I figured it used the language stuff from /lang/EN/date.ini .. I modified those and cleared the cache, but it seems that was not it.

A little hard to follow all that code (for someone that hasn't fiddled in php in a while).

Thanks

Paul
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Ok, figured it out after following a bit closer.

there is a parameter in /lang/EN/global.ini which defines both regular and extended date formats.

So to get rid of the long month name, and go to the three letter version, which is what I wanted to do as full month is kinda silly:

edit that global.ini file, find 'date_regular_date' and change the %B to %b …  now regular dates will use the three letter abbreviation for months.

Oh, be sure to re-save in lang-custom/EN per how things should be done.  And clear your language cache from the admin zone.

Paul
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