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I run a website where I periodically post articles. I'd like to add a timestamp/datestamp to each article showing the post date (the upload date, I assume, would be the logical choice). I had already asked for advice on this topic; unfortunately, the result is a blank. Literally. Here's an example: http://theapplenewsreel.com/Example.php
After the title and subtitle, there's some small (<h6>) text, which should be followed by the PHP code which displays a timestamp. I'm new to PHP, so I may be doing something wrong. Any advice?

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Line 96. <h6>Posted on <?php date("Y-m-d H:i:s") ?></h6>. I just noticed that my browser's "Show Source" doesn't display that particular PHP snippet; just <h6>Posted on </h6>.

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I just noticed that my browser's "Show Source" doesn't display that particular PHP snippet; just <h6>Posted on </h6>.

No, PHP code will never be displayed in a browser source view, as it is compiled on the server into pure HTML.

<?php date("Y-m-d H:i:s") ?>

This is calling the date function, but not outputing anything. To print it to the page use echo

<?php echo date("Y-m-d H:i:s") ?>

However, also note that this function by default returns the current date. If you want to have an actual posted date you will likely need to store a date/timestamp in the database table with the post itself. Then read it from the database and print it using the function.

<?php echo date("Y-m-d H:i:s",$posteddate) ?>
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Alright, I'm trying to set up a testing server in Dreamweaver. Should I add a "Recordset (Query)"? (Please bear with me, I'm very new to PHP).

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oooh... sorry, haven't used Dreamweaver in years. Does the recordset query generate some php code to fetch records from the database?? If it does, post the code it creates here - I can help with the code, but not with DW.

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assuming the DB is designed with a colum for the submitted date/time
When submitting the upload to th db populate it with the sql keyword 'now'
when executing the query populate the date-time with the returned value of that column

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Alright, I've created a table called "dates" in a database linked to my site via Dreamweaver. How, exactly, do I add an SQL keyword (either Dreamweaver or phpMyAdmin)?

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now is not a keyword, it's a function. You would normally use it when you create a new record.
example

INSERT INTO dates (date_field) VALUES (NOW())

to execute this in PHP code you call mysql_query

mysql_query("INSERT INTO dates (date_field) VALUES (NOW())");

On its own, however, the date stored may not have much value. In the context of your post, you would normally add a date field to your post table and save the date when the post content is saved. Have you got as far as creating a table for your posts yet? because this is probably a more logical place to start.

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Hello please I need a php code for

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