How to Change Date and Time Format in Joomla 4 easy via Override Language

How to Change Date and Time Format in Joomla 4 easy via Override Language

Did you realize that the date format on Joomla 4 doesn't match your country's date format? This article will guide you how to change Date and Time Format in Joomla 4 easy via Override Language without having to modify the source code or use any 3rd party extensions.

Check this article first if you still not know about create language override: How to create Language Overrides in Joomla 4

How to Change Date and Time Format in Joomla 4 easy via Override Language
Example

Click on System -> Languages -> Overrides

Select the Language you want to change from the Select Language & Client drop-down.

Click the New button in the Top Toolbar.

In the Search For field on the right-hand side of the screen, select Constant from the drop-down.

Change Date and Time Format in Joomla
Language Override

Click on the entry for DATE_FORMAT_LC3 under Search Results. This will populate the left-hand side of the screen with details for that language string.

To help you choose the date format you need, here is a list of common date format which is used in Joomla:

  • l (lowercase 'L')     A full textual representation of the day of the week
  • d     Day of the month, 2 digits with leading zeros
  • M     A short textual representation of a month, three letters
  • m     Numeric representation of a month, with leading zeros
  • F     A full textual representation of a month, such as January or March
  • Y     A full numeric representation of a year, 4 digits
  • H     24-hour format of an hour with leading zeros
  • i     Minutes with leading zeros

You can view the complete list of PHP date formats found here.

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