[pmwiki-users] Problem with PTV in Pagelists

Ian Barton lists at manor-farm.org
Fri May 28 08:32:42 CDT 2010

On 28/05/10 12:56, Eemeli Aro wrote:
 > On 28 May 2010 14:37, Ian Barton<lists at manor-farm.org>  wrote:
 >> The pagelist displays the next five events in the Calendar group. The
 >> problem is with $JournalDateTitle. This splits the filename from
 >> Calendar.201005028 into a more human readable format. It displays 
 >> when I use it on a page in the calendar group, but not displayed in 
a side
 >> bar on the front page. This worked OK with the previous version of 
 >> that I had installed.
 > Where's $JournalDateTitle coming from? Is it some custom code that's
 > generating it, as it doesn't appear on the page sources?
 > I'd recommend instead using the standard MarkupExpression ftime:
 > {(ftime fmt="%A, %B %d, %Y" when='{=$Name}')}
 > instead of {=$JournalDateTitle}.

It's a custom function (see end of message). It's designed to return a 
human readable date from the Page name e.g. News.20100527 would give 
Thursday, 27 May 2010.

If you look at http://www.dodcott-cum-wilkesley.co.uk/wiki/News/20100527 
you can see that it works in the base page, but not when used in a pagelist.

I don't normally write php and it's been a couple of years since I set 
up this site. As it's always worked OK before the latest upgrade, my 
memory of why I did it that way is a bit rusty:)

{(ftime fmt="%A, %B %d, %Y" when='{=$Name}')} doesn't appear to work, 
see the page referenced above for the output.

Thanks for your help.

# Title that appears as at the top of each entry.
$FmtPV['$JournalDateTitle'] = 'TitleToDate2($pagename)'

function TitleToDate2($pagename) {
     $tname = 

     $year = (integer) substr($tname, 0, 4);
     $month = (integer) substr($tname, 4, 2);
     $day = (integer) substr($tname, 6, 2);

    $tdate=  mktime(0, 0, 0, $month, $day, $year);

     $bmonth = strftime("%A, %d %B %Y",$tdate);
     return $bmonth;

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