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I'm using a template that has this on the portfolio.tpl:

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But I don't want to display the date of node created. So, I added in the content type portfolio a field "date_field" (please see picture)enter image description here

What I need now is to display this field on the tpl, replacing the "$node->created".

This is what I tried:

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But it doesn't work.

How can I accomplish this?

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Try

<?php print format_date($node->field_date["und"][0]["value"], 'custom','d M Y'); ?>
  • It returns this: Warning: date_timezone_set() expects parameter 1 to be DateTime, boolean given in format_date() – Drii7 Feb 26 '16 at 11:07
  • Just do a print of the date to see what value you have: print render ( $node->field_date["und"][0]["value"] ) ; It seems to me that it is a matter of the format. I have tested the code above and works perfectly. But the value was in seconds, if you already have in date format, you are done with the line I copied before. As for print render $content["field_date"], it won't work. – Cesar Feb 26 '16 at 11:11
  • You don't need to wrap format_date() in a render(). And it is preferable to use [LANGUAGE_NONE] instead of ["und"]. – dmsmidt Feb 26 '16 at 11:13
  • You can use dpm, Devel module or just do echo "<pre>";print_r($node);echo "</pre>" to see all variables available to .tpl.php. Don't be afraid if you see thousands and thousands of lines, for a single page Drupal loads tonns of data and metadata and loads memory as if it were a WBH ( Web-Black-Hole ). – Cesar Feb 26 '16 at 11:13
  • dmsmidt, it depends on the source of your data. If the value is already a date in legible (human readable format), you are right, otherwise you will use format_date. Here the problem is that $content['field_date'] is not available to *.tpl.php, but node->field_date[][][] is. – Cesar Feb 26 '16 at 11:16
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Make sure that the field is visible under 'Manage Display' for the view mode you are working with.

If you setup the field to display in a format you like you can also just do this in your template file (instead of the format_date() part):

<?php print render($content['field_date'] ?>

In any case make sure that you also do the following before $content is rendered:

<?php print hide($content['field_date']) ?>
  • Thank you, but what I really want is to display in that specific format date. – Drii7 Feb 26 '16 at 11:09
  • Sidenote: You can add a custom date format in Drupal, which you then can reuse across your site. – dmsmidt Feb 26 '16 at 11:14

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