Displays the date the purchase order was created.

shopp('purchase', 'date', 'options')

@param string $object the object or object.tag combination, if object.tag is used, the tag parameter can be omitted
@param string $tag the tag, can be hyphenated or not. Prefix with 'get' as shorthand for the return=true option
@param mixed $options associative array, or url-style name=value pairs separated by ampersands (&). Each pair is passed to the theme api tag as an option.
@returns void by default, the purchase date string if return option is used.

Alternative Forms

shopp('', 'options');


Display the purchase date.

Universal Options

All Theme API calls have these options.

  • return: when set to true, 1, or on, this option forces the tag to return the value instead of displaying/echoing the value to the page. Alternatively, prefix the tag parameter with get to get the same effect. All theme api tags that return a boolean value will return by default.
  • echo: when set to false, 0, or off, this option forces the tag to display the value to the page. This is the default for all non-boolean tags.
  • is: when set to true, 1, or on, this option will evaluate the return of the theme api call as a boolean true or false value. See how values are converted to boolean.


The following options are valid.

  • format: Specify the PHP date format string. By default it uses the WordPress default date format.


<?php shopp('purchase','date'); ?>

Specify the date format.

// form of Jan 1, 1977
shopp('', array('format'=>'M j, Y'));

See Also

  1. Default usage is WordPress date and time format which can be edited under SettingsGeneral, otherwise a third argument can be supplied called format, which accept standard PHP date formats:

    March 17th   #

  2. Thanks esryl… I’ll add the format option and example.

    April 10th   #

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