Display of comment_date within get_comments?

Naomi: 2 weeks ago

Any way to change how the date is displayed with get_comments..?

I have the following..

       $comments = get_comments( array(
       'post_id' => $post->ID,
       'number' => 4,
       'status' => 'approve'
       ) );

       foreach($comments as $comment) :
       echo "<li class=clearfix>
       <span class=comment-details>{$comment->comment_content}</span>
       <span class=comment-date>{$comment->comment_date}</span>
       <span class=comment-author>By {$comment->comment_author}</span>



Comes out with something like.. 2012-02-20 17:09:07 when i just want something like 6th January 2011

Daniel: 2 weeks ago

The way you're doing this, you're going to get the raw SQL date that's stored in the wp_comments table.

You can still use the convenience functions like comment_date with get_comments. In this case, we'll use get_comment_date. The first argument is the date format -- if you leave it blank, WP will use whatever date format is set in the options > general page.

foreach($comments as $comment) :
   echo "<li class=clearfix>
   <span class=comment-details>{$comment->comment_content}</span>";
   echo '<span class=comment-date>' . get_comment_date( '', $comment ) . '</span>';
   echo "<span class=comment-author>By {$comment->comment_author}</span>


Otherwise you could use PHP's strtotime and date to generate the date format you want.

date('F j, Y', strtotime($comment->comment_date));