Function Name: the_time
The WordPress function the_time() is used to display the time of the current WordPress post with formatting. Essentially, it retrieves the time of the current post in the specified format and outputs it to the page.
This function takes one parameter, which is the format of the time. The format is a PHP date/time format string that determines how the time will be displayed. For instance, the format string "F j, Y" will output the time in the format of "January 1, 2022".
Here is an example of how to use the_time() function:
<p>Posted on <?php the_time('F j, Y'); ?> at <?php the_time('g:i a'); ?></p>
In this example, the_time() is used twice to display the date and time of the post. The first instance of the function uses the format string ‘F j, Y’ to display the date in the format of "January 1, 2022". The second instance of the function uses the format string ‘g:i a’ to display the time in the format of "12:34 pm".
Overall, the_time() function is a handy utility for displaying the time of WordPress posts with specific formatting.