How to make WordPress print the date every time

If you are using the template function the_date or get_the_date while listing posts you might notice that the date doesn’t get printed every time.

This is because the previous day is stored so that it doesn’t print the date stamp more than once.

A simple work around is to simply use the function the_time instead, or by resetting the $previousday variable with a filter.

function mytheme_the_date($date){
global $previousday;

$previousday = null;

return $date;
}
add_filter( 'the_date', 'mytheme_the_date' );

Even though I would recommend the first alternative it is good to know why the date doesn’t appear!

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