function the_modified_date($d = '', $before='', $after='', $echo = true) {}

Display the date on which the post was last modified.


  • string $d: Optional. PHP date format defaults to the date_format option if not specified.
  • string $before: Optional. Output before the date.
  • string $after: Optional. Output after the date.
  • bool $echo: Optional, default is display. Whether to echo the date or return it.

Return values

returns:Null if displaying, string if retrieving.

Defined filters

  • the_modified_date
    apply_filters('the_modified_date', $the_modified_date, $d, $before, $after)

Source code

function the_modified_date($d = '', $before='', $after='', $echo = true) {

	$the_modified_date = $before . get_the_modified_date($d) . $after;

	$the_modified_date = apply_filters('the_modified_date', $the_modified_date, $d, $before, $after);

	if ( $echo )

		echo $the_modified_date;


		return $the_modified_date;



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