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Current Date Free


A lightweight plugin that provides shortcodes for the current, Year, Month, Day, Time and more.


[lwcd display=”F jS”] would output January 24th
[lwcd display=”h:i:s A”] would output 05:56:48 AM
[lwcd display=”\T\o\d\a\y \i\s \t\h\e z \d\a\y \o\f o.”] would output Today is the 23 day of 2021.
Today is the [lwcd display=”z”] day of [lwcd display=”o”]. would output Today is the 23 day of 2021.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Add shortcode, include display formats.


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2.0 – Major update to shortcode structure, can now return any php date(). Notice of legacy shotcode being removed with next update.
1.2 – Fix admin page display errors
1.1 – Updated function name for publication compliance
1.0 – Initial release