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Using Drupal 8, I can change the date format, and adapt it to the country.

How can I do the same in a Drupal 7 site, where I do not want to create a node.tpl.php file in my theme since I need fast work?

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You can use template_preprocess_node to alter submitted variable. Here is the sample code.

function awesome_preprocess_node(&$variables) {
  $node = $variables['node'];
  $date = format_date($node->created, 'custom', 'm-d-Y - H:i');
  $variables['submitted'] = t('Submitted by !username on !datetime', array('!username' => $variables['name'], '!datetime' => $date));
}

The most important line there is $date = format_date($node->created, 'custom', 'm-d-Y - H:i');. Change the format (m-d-Y - H:i) to any format you want.

See this page about PHP date format.

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  • thank you! but really I did not check that my task may be solved with admin pages. In Configuration - Date and time I can add new Date format and then change Standard date format choosing my new one. – tlito Aug 19 '16 at 7:16
  • Yeah that is possible as well. But your question is using template.php and that why I provided this answer. Anyway glad you solved your problem in a less complicated manner. – Gulok Aug 19 '16 at 8:29

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