Blind Date


Brian M. - ImageMason

3rd Party (Free)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x


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Interprets dates in non-standard format and parses it into a format EE can use.

Here’s a little extension to help date entry, both in SAEF forms and in the CP. Many times the default date formatting (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM) is very confusing and not very user friendly. Blind Date applies a little date lovin for those in need.

It will accept any user readable date - if you can understand it Blind Date should be able to. Keep in mind that this extension relies heavily on the strtotime() PHP function, and as such that function is what determines whether a date is readable or not.

When a date is found that can’t be parsed, it will throw a custom error (you can change this in the language file). It does a heroic job at attempting to understand dates though - supplying Jan 33rd will result in Feb 2nd for example - Blind Date is desperate for any action it can get!

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This entry was created November 13, 2009, 12:46 pm.
This entry was last updated November 19, 2009, 10:28 am.

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