get_lastpostdate( string $timezone = 'server', string $post_type = 'any' )

Retrieve the date that the last post was published.


The server timezone is the default and is the difference between GMT and server time. The ‘blog’ value is the date when the last post was posted. The ‘gmt’ is when the last post was posted in GMT formatted date.



(string) (Optional) The timezone for the timestamp. Accepts 'server', 'blog', or 'gmt'. 'server' uses the server's internal timezone. 'blog' uses the post_modified field, which proxies to the timezone set for the site. 'gmt' uses the post_modified_gmt field.

Default value: 'server'


(string) (Optional) The post type to check.

Default value: 'any'


(string) The date of the last post.


File: wp-includes/post.php

function get_lastpostdate( $timezone = 'server', $post_type = 'any' ) {
	 * Filters the date the last post was published.
	 * @since WP-2.3.0
	 * @param string $date     Date the last post was published.
	 * @param string $timezone Location to use for getting the post published date.
	 *                         See get_lastpostdate() for accepted `$timezone` values.
	return apply_filters( 'get_lastpostdate', _get_last_post_time( $timezone, 'date', $post_type ), $timezone );


Version Description
WP-4.4.0 The $post_type argument was added.
WP-0.71 Introduced.