End time in a calender

6 posts by 3 authors in: Forums > CMS Builder
Last Post: October 11, 2019   (RSS)

By MercerDesign - October 7, 2019

Hi, I have a calendar and it is working really well but I need to be able to show an end time as well as a start time to an event, I have it got it to show but how can I only show it if an end time is put in?

By gkornbluth - October 7, 2019


Not a lot of specifics, and you'd have to check the code and see what format the end time is in, but you could try an if statement in your page that only showed the end time if it was not equal to 0 IE: $your_end_time != "0000-00-00 00:00:00"

Hope that gives you an idea or two.

Jerry Kornbluth

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By daniel - October 9, 2019

Hi MercerDesign,

I think Jerry has the right idea here. Let me know if you have any more trouble!


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By MercerDesign - October 10, 2019

Hi, I have this code and it does work so that if an end time is not put into the CMS editor nothing will show but I need it to display in the same time format as the start time, so in a 12 hour clock format and without the date reference, I have tried different things but i just can't get it to work:

<h3><?php echo htmlencode($record['title']) ?></h3>
<p><strong><?php echo date("g:i a", strtotime($record['start_date'])) ?></strong></p>
<?php if($record['end_time'] != "0000-00-00 00:00:00") : ?>
<?php echo $record['end_time'] ?>
<?php endif; ?>

<p><?php echo htmlencode($record['location']) ?></p>

So if there is a start and end time I want it to display as 9.30 am - 2.00 pm, if there is no end time it will just display as 9.30 am

By daniel - October 10, 2019

Hi MercerDesign,

For the end date, you should be able to copy how date() and strtotime() is being used to format the start date. Something like this:

<?php echo date("g:i a", strtotime($record['end_time'])) ?>

As well, here's a quick reference for the different formatting codes that can be used in the date() function: https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php

Let me know if that does the trick.


Technical Lead