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Major BUG in blog module???


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2 December 2007 at 1:55am (Last edited: 2 December 2007 2:23am), Community Member, 501 Posts

I was checking the blog module and basing part of what I'm building on the code of it, while I discovered this pretty nasty bug:

In the backend cms, the calendardatefield switches day and month, and so the calendar popup also gives the wrong date: today would be 12 februari instead of 2 december.

I can't imagine nobody has seen this yet? It might be possible it only does this in the last month?

I'll open a ticket for this....


2 December 2007 at 2:09am Community Member, 501 Posts

Ok what I've found was mostly interesting:

This in the populateDefaults() method on blogentry

$this->Date = date("d/m/Y H:i:s",time());

makes the date switched. (even though it is in d/m/Y here?! )

Leaving it out, just gives a blank field in the cms.

But putting this in the populateDefaults thing

$this->Date = date("H:i:s",time());

(so without the d/m/Y) gives the correct date....



2 December 2007 at 2:13am Community Member, 501 Posts

Putting this:

$this->Date = date("Y-m-d H:i:s",time());

in the populateDefaults method

also gives the correct date...

I'm wondering what's going on, maybe the javascript is expecting something and messes it up... weird.


2 December 2007 at 10:09am Core Development Team, 201 Posts

Hi Dieter - it would be great if your able to submit a patch for this :-)


2 December 2007 at 10:14am (Last edited: 2 December 2007 10:16am), Community Member, 501 Posts

Well, I guess the patch would just be by replacing the / with - in the populateDefaults method in blogentry.php.

Like in $this->Date = date("Y-m-d H:i:s",time());

But maybe the one who made the blogmodule can provide more insight to why / was used and why with - it still displays as /

I'm not to keen on submitting a patch without actually being sure I tackled the real cause of it. :-), I'm not a professional programmer you know :-)


2 December 2007 at 11:11am Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

Andy and Jeremy were the ones who originally made the blog module. Perhaps they can provide some insight.



14 January 2008 at 3:17pm (Last edited: 14 January 2008 3:23pm), Forum Moderator, 227 Posts

Thanks for finding this dio5!

I assume this bug is produced when you create a new blogentry page from the CMS...correct?
Doing this didn't give me a switched date, but definitely showed the wrong date.

If that wasn't the way you produced the bug, let us know. For the mean time I've made the date-format change to "Y-m-d H:i:s".


14 January 2008 at 10:05pm (Last edited: 15 January 2008 6:20am), Community Member, 501 Posts

Yep, it was from in the cms. I tried this on the demosite too, and it had the same 'switched' result.

Now I just tried it again on the demo-site, and it set the date to 01/01/1970, so something has changed, but it still does weird. :)