I want to display the date of the last date the post was updated on my WordPress site

asked Dec 10, 2012 in Website Builder by SunFun
Hi there,
As mentioned in my title, I would like to add the date of the last update to a post in my WP site. Something like  Last Updated : December 15,2012. And I want it to be displayed somewhere in the header.
 Does anyone know how to do this?
I would really appreciate your help
Many thanks
commented Dec 10, 2012 by SunFun
thank you all..

3 Answers

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answered Dec 10, 2012 by expert
Accessing the database directly you can find the latest post update.
<?php $latest = $wpdb->get_row("select post_modified from $wpdb->posts
where post_type in ('post', 'page') and post_status ='publish' order by post_modified desc");
 echo mysql2date('m/d/Y',$latest->post_modified);
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answered Dec 10, 2012 by WebProX
You can use the_modified_date() inside your loop you
<?php the_modified_date( 'F j, Y', 'last updated: '); ?>
Check this http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_modified_date
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answered Dec 10, 2012 by WebGuru
If you want  the last modified date  do this
<strong>LAST UPDATED On</strong>: <?php
$last_updated_on = get_posts('posts_per_page=1&orderby=modified');
foreach( $last_updated_on as $post ) { setup_postdata($post); the_modified_date(); }