In the extension I have used a date field, with the Field Type of Calendar (this uses the Joomla Date selector).

However, the date is being formatted to YYYY-MM-DD.

Any ideas?

  • What do you want to change it to exactly?
    – Lodder
    Nov 21, 2014 at 16:26
  • I want to change it to DD-MM-YYYY Nov 21, 2014 at 16:27

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To change the way the date is formatted, you simply ass the format attribute to the field. As you want to change it to DD-MM-YY, you can use the following:

    label="Select Date"

For more information on the calendar field type, please have a look at the following:


Hope this helps

  • I've tried this previously, but when saving from the component, the date is changed to 0000-00-00 in the component. Nov 21, 2014 at 16:32
  • @RustyJoomla - Are you using Joomla 3.3.6?
    – Lodder
    Nov 21, 2014 at 16:36
  • Yes, Joomla 3.3.6 Nov 21, 2014 at 16:37
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    Hmm odd. According to the docs, the format defines the way it's stored so it should work. I'll have a quick check
    – Lodder
    Nov 21, 2014 at 16:39
  • I've just tested this on a random module. Added the above code to the module's XML file, selected a date from the calendar, saved it, then echoed the value in the default.php and it works fine.
    – Lodder
    Nov 21, 2014 at 16:44

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