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Get Suffix of Given Number/Date

function get_suffix($number) {

   $last_number = substr($number,-1); //fetch the last number

   if($last_number == "0" || $last_number == 0){ $last_number = 4; } // if last number is 0 than it assign value 4
      return date("S",mktime(0,0,0,1,$last_number,2009));

Returns suffix of any number:
1 = st
2 = nd
3 = rd
4 = th
50 = th

Example: This is the 23rd coolest snippet ever.

Return date of month with appropriate suffix

function day_of_month(  ) {
        $number = date( 'j' );
        if ( $number[( strlen( $number ) - 1 )] == 1 ) {
                $suffix = "st";
        } elseif ( $number[( strlen( $number ) - 1 )] == 2 ) {
                $suffix = "nd";
        } elseif ( $number[( strlen( $number ) - 1 )] == 3 ) {
                $suffix = "rd";
        } else {
                $suffix = "th";
        return array( "number" => $number, "suffix" => $suffix );


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    I was just wondering how I’d go about using this on the post dates in wordpress?

    I’ve inserted it into my functions php and got no further, any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Sam

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