How to Change the Date Format in Shack Article Manager

By default, Shack Article Manager displays dates in the format of Year-Month-Day:

default format

You can override this format to your liking. You can set Shack Article Manager to display dates in the format of, for  example, Day-Month-Year:

the new date format at work

The best way to do this job is to use the Joomla core "Language Overrides" tool:

joomla language override tool

For this tutorial, we will be working with English (United Kingdom) language, which is the default language in every new Joomla installation. But you can apply the same process to create language overrides for date format in Shack Article Manager in any other language you might install on your Joomla site.

  • In your Joomla administrator panel, go to "Extensions" > "Language(s)" > "Overrides":

go to extensions languages overrides

  • You will be taken to the "Languages: Overrides" administrative screen, as you can see in the image below. Click inside the "Select Language & Client" box:

click select language and client

  • You will see a dropdown list of options, as in the image below. Click "English (United Kingdom) - Site":

click english united kingdom site

  • In the top left corner of the screen, click "New":

click new

  • This will open up the "Languages: Edit Override" screen. In the right side of the screen, find the "Search for" setting and click "Value":

click value

In the dropdown list of options, click "Constant":

click constant

  • You will see that your "Search for" field now displays "Constant" instead of "Value":

constant instead of value

  • Enter "DATE_FORMAT_LC4" (without the quotes) into the "Search" box and click "Search":

click search

  • You will see the "Search Results" section appeared, as in the image below. Click on the search result:

click on the search result

  • On the left side of the screen, you will see the "Language Constant" and "Text" fields got populated: 

the two fields got populated

  • Change "Y-m-d" to "d-m-Y" in the "Text" field to change the date format from "Year-Month-Day" to "Day-Month-Year":

enter new format

  • Click "Save" or "Save & Close". 
  • Visit the frontend page of your Shack Article Manager. You should see your new data format at work:

the new date format at work