I'm using a date field type to display the date of an upcoming event, but when its rendered it displays as a string of numbers. For example, one date displays as "1356393654". I'm not using any plug-ins, and I've already set the date formatting, which doesn't seem to have an effect. Any ideas?

    <ul class="upcoming-events>
        <li class="section-post">
            {exp:channel:entries channel="home" disable="categories|member_data|pagination" sort="asc"}
            <h3><img src="{site_url}/images/interface/noun_project_8151.svg" width="18" alt="calendar"> {title}</h3>
            <h5>{event_date format=%D, %F %d, %Y}</h5>
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    I guess your forgot the '' between your format date => {event_date format='%D, %F %d, %Y'}
    – Simon
    Dec 24, 2012 at 14:44
  • Simon, you ought to add that as an answer instead of a comment, as you are correct. Dec 24, 2012 at 14:47
  • I really don't know If I'm correct or not. I'll put it if it fix the problem.
    – Simon
    Dec 24, 2012 at 14:49
  • wow...that was dumb. thank you Simon! Sometimes you just get lost in the code and can't see what should be REALLY obvious. thanks again!
    – Jon
    Dec 24, 2012 at 14:50

1 Answer 1


You forgot the '' in your tag :

<h5>{event_date format=%D, %F %d, %Y}</h5>

Correct :

<h5>{event_date format='%D, %F %d, %Y'}</h5>

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