Getting the Current Date in PHP

In this brief lesson we look at how we can obtain the current date in PHP.

There are several methods but the easiest is to just use the date() function with passed in parameters.

For example, we can use 'Y-m-d' to represent the Year, month and day:


echo 'Current Date: '. date('Y-m-d');

The output will be:

Current Date: 2018-01-10

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