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?


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 '12 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 '15 at 17:13

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