How do you insert the date in Dreamweaver 2021

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Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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Hello Everyone,

I am taking a Dreamweaver class and the Instructor is showing us how to insert the date using the Insert Panel.  The Date feature is not on the Insert Panel for HTML; however, on the menu bar, I see Insert  and HTML.  In this window, I see Date but it is grayed out.  How do I activate this so that I can complete my assignment?  Thanks.

 

Annette

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New Here , Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

Hi Nancy,

 

I am taking an HTML class and using Dreamweaver 2021.  I finally figured out the answer.  I had been working in Design View and somehow, it was in Live View.  You can't find Date in Live View.  Thanks for your assistance.

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Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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Hi @annetteh88942768,

Which version of Dreamweaver are you using?

 

It's a lot more useful to know how to do this dynamically with server-side code than it is with static HTML that never changes. The following example is PHP code.  However for this to work, your document must be a .php file hosted on a PHP supporting server.

 

Current year:

<?php echo date("Y");?>

 

Tue, Feb 02, 2021:

<?php echo date("D, M d, Y");?>

https://www.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php

 

This can be done with other programming languages like C#, too.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Hi Nancy,

 

I am taking an HTML class and using Dreamweaver 2021.  I finally figured out the answer.  I had been working in Design View and somehow, it was in Live View.  You can't find Date in Live View.  Thanks for your assistance.

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To my mind, the Insert date feature in DW is about as useful as a rice cooker or iced tea making machine, neither of which I use BTW.

 

That said, There are things we cannot do in Live View (yet).  Design is probably best for most things especially when working with DW's proprietary features -- DW Templates, Library Items, client-side Behaviors...

 

Live View is good when working with Bootstrap or checking your layout & CSS styles because it's more like a browser.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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