Show day of week in notification

I’ve used a date-field in a form. In the conformation mail and notifications, I would like to display the day of week before the date, for example: Monday 19-05-2020. Is there a way to do this?

Hi Willem. You can do this with a small bit of code added to your theme functions.php file. Here’s the code:

add_filter( 'gform_merge_tag_filter', 'add_day_of_week', 10, 6 );
function add_day_of_week( $value, $merge_tag, $modifier, $field, $raw_value, $format ) {
  // if it's the all_fields merge tag, and field ID2, and the modifier is dow i.e. {all_fields:dow}
  if ( $merge_tag == 'all_fields' && $field->id == '2' && $modifier == 'dow' ) {
    // figure out the day from the date
    $timestamp = strtotime( $raw_value );
    $value = date( 'l', $timestamp ) . ' ' . $value;
  // return the unmodified or modified value
  return $value;

Change the field->id from 2 to whatever your date field is.

Then, for the all_fields merge tag in your notification, add the modifier :dow like this:


That will output the day of week, with a space, and then your formatted date. Let me know if you need any assistance with that.

Thanks for this excellent solution. It works!

But, the day of the week is displayed in English. I would like to translate this to Dutch. Could you tell me how to achieve this?

Thanks in advance,

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