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Date Fieldtype

The Date field allows for quick entry of dates via the publish form. When the field has focus, a date-picker appears in the form of a calendar where you can select a day to enter into the field.

date field

Field Settings

Localized or Fixed?

On the publish form, along with a field to enter a date, you will also see an option to select whether you want the date localized or fixed:

At the bottom of the calendar popup you will also see a “Today” button that can be used to automatically set the date to the current date.

Template Tag

Date fields render as regular date variables:

{date_field format="%F %d %Y"}
{!-- January 01 2019 --}

Visit Date Variable Formatting to see all date formatting options.