## plugin development – How to render a time-of-day string like ’16:42′ with a site’s chosen time format?

Question

The trick here is using wp_date() in a peculiar way, giving it the time of day in seconds (as if it were 1970-01-01 16:42:18), then asking for it to be formatted in UTC.

$time="16:42:18"; if ( preg_match( '/^\d\d:\d\d:\d\d$/', $time ) ) { //validate the$time
$ts = intval( substr($time, 0, 2 ) ) * 3600;
$ts += intval( substr($time, 3, 2 ) ) * 60;
$ts += intval( substr($time, 7, 2 ) );
if ( $ts >= 0 &&$ts < 86400 ) {
$time = wp_date( get_option( 'time_format' ),$ts, 'UTC' );
}
}


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5 months 2022-03-19T07:37:29-05:00 0 Answers 0 views 0