Want to change appearance of the ‘Date’, ‘Author’, ‘Comments’ elements at your website? Learn about elements formatting attributes and their use in Divine Elemente following this guide.

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The ‘Date’, ‘Comments’, ‘Author’ elements have optional parameters – custom formatting attributes:

The 'Date', 'Comments', 'Author' elements examples

The ‘Date’, ‘Comments’, ‘Author’ elements examples.

These parameters are used for the text formatting of the ‘Date’, ‘Comments’, ‘Author’ elements in the way you’d like to see it, and for their dynamic formatting in each post, comments, etc. too (e.g. “12 Oct 10″, “12.10.10″, “John Doe”, “Author: John Doe”, “172 Comments”, “Comments: 172″, etc.)

More details on each element’s formatting attributes can be found below.


Formatting attributes for ‘Date’

A possible way of text formatting for each of the ‘Date’, ‘Author’, ‘Comments’ elements may be selected in their special dropdown lists.

For example, you can choose your own custom date format and display a date shortly like:

  • 12 Sep or formally like
  • 09/12/10 or
  • 12 (on the upper line) and Sep (on the lower line) near the Post’s ‘Content’.

'Date' element’s custom formatting attributes

‘Date’ element’s custom formatting attributes.

The following attributes are taken into account while choosing a date format in WordPress CMS for the ‘Date’ element:

– Day – it is clear here: a day of the month – a number from 1 to 31.
– Month – it can be displayed both by a word and by a number, and in the following formats:
– - Full – full name for the month, e.g. “September”, “October”, etc.
– - Short – short month’s name, e.g. “Sep”, “Oct”, etc.
– - Num – numerical value of a month, e.g. “08″, “09″, etc.

– Year – it can be displayed as well as a month and in the following ways of custom date format:
– - Full – the year in four digits, e.g. “2009″, “2010″, etc.
– - Short – the year’s last two digits, e.g. “09″, “10″, etc.

– “Date” is a word that can be placed near digits in order to make it clear that they concern ‘Date’.

And there are also:

– symbols, which are used to separate items, – “[Space]“, ” \ “, ” / “, ” . “, ” : “, ” – “, “[Enter]“. They are applied for date format in WordPress to show digits and letters in the most convenient and beautiful way.

Examples of 'Date' format

Examples of ‘Date’ format.


Formatting attributes – ‘Author’

The following attributes are taken into account while dynamic formatting of the ‘Author’ element:
'Author' element’s custom formatting attributes

‘Author’ element’s custom formatting attributes.

– ‘Name‘ and ‘Last name‘ are absolutely obvious fields, and they are required to display all information about the author.

– ‘Author‘ is, as well as in date format in WordPress CMS, a word that can be placed near name or last name fields in order to make it clear that this, for example, ‘Duke Nukem’ is the author.

Symbols, which are used to separate items, are also here “[Space]“, ” – “, ” : “, “[Enter]“.

Examples of 'Author' format

Examples of ‘Author’ format.


Formatting attributes – ‘Comments’

The following attributes are taken into account while dynamic formatting of the ‘Comments’ element:
'Comments' element’s custom formatting attributes

‘Comments’ element’s custom formatting attributes.

– ‘Number‘ (“17″ in our example above) – shows quantity of comments. – “Comment(s)” – is a word placed near ‘Number’ in order to make it clear that “17″ (in our case) concern ‘Comment(s)’.

Symbols, which are applied to separate items, are here: “[Space]“, ” – “, ” : “, “[Enter]“.

Examples of 'Comment' format

Examples of ‘Comment’ format.


Custom formatting attributes use in Divine Elemente

In order to get a required text’s format of the ‘Dates’, ‘Authors’, ‘Comments’ elements, you are to follow just three simple steps:
Use of elements custom formatting attributes

Use of elements custom formatting attributes.

Step 1. Assign an element (‘Date’ or ‘Comments’ or ‘Author’).
Step 2. Select a required element on the canvas or Elements panel (in the side panel) and set custom formatting attributes in the ‘Properties’ panel.
Step 3. Publish a theme and activate it at a website.


Conclusion

So, you have just learned what optional parameters the ‘Date’, ‘Author’, ‘Comments’ elements have, and how custom formatting attributes can be used in Divine Elemente to give your website a required design.

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