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  • iRO Wiki
    • Sep 2007
    • 36
    • 3.8.x

    Custom time phrase

    I am looking to display an extra time phrase down on the bottom of the forum listing, the current phrase looks like this:

    All times are GMT{1}. The time now is <span class="time">{2}</span>.

    If I wanted to show the current time in PST to any user, how would I do this? I've searched all over and can't find any clues!
  • Steve Machol
    Former Customer Support Manager
    • Jul 2000
    • 154488

    Sorry, there is no function to do this. This requires modifying the code. We cannot officially support code modifications or forums running modified code, however you can try searching or asking for help with this over at
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • JamesC70
      Senior Member
      • Dec 2007
      • 113
      • 3.8.x

      I'm presuming that iRO's server is set for PST.

      1. Define the variable:
      AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Add New Plugin:
      Product = vBulletin
      Hook Location: Global_Start
      Name: Standard Time
      PHP Code: $server_time = date('h:i:s A');
      Active? Yes
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      2. Insert the variable into a template:
      Bring up the Footer template for the selected style. Locate the first </div>, which is on line 5, then add this code just before it:
      <br />The server time is now {$server_time}.

      The forum administrator can then tweak the code in the plugin to output the desired time format. It's the standard PHP date() function.


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