I'm using Drupal 7, with the latest date module release. I've added a date field to an event node type I created. However, when I go to create a new event, the example date given (the date format description) underneath the date field uses the American date format of m/d/y. I want to change it so that the example date uses the English date format of d/m/y. Can someone tell me how to do this. I did change all the date formats in the date format section to UK date formats, but this hasn't made any difference. I also changed the timezone to Europe, also with no effect.

I'm sure there is something simple I'm missing?

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You can change the format in field settings. Follow below steps to change.

  • Go to admin/structure/types
  • Click on manage fields next to your content type
  • Click on edit link next to the field

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  • Many thanks Anil, I thought it would be something straightforward
    – Ben
    Oct 15, 2012 at 12:58
  • It might be worth noting that you can add to those "Date entry options" by implementing hook_date_formats() in a custom module.
    – joe_flash
    Aug 25, 2015 at 17:13

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