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The date/time field is a CMS field used in Collections. This lets you and your Collaborators include a date and time in your Collections items, which is super handy for events of all kinds.
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When we add a date and time field to a collection, there's an option when we're creating the field: and that's to include a time picker.
And of course, we can use the field to manually enter a date and time. Now once we grab that info, we can use it inside collection pages or collection lists.
Here's a collection page for a blog. Let's select this text block, click in, and bind the element to the date and time field we created. And get this: there are tons of options for formatting we can select from when we bind a date and time field to an element on the page.
You can also use multiple text elements to achieve some pretty cool effects here. For instance, you can bind one of them to the day (on top), and one of them to the month on the next one down (all we're doing is, under format, selecting the format that matches the type of date we want to display), and then you can bind another one — on the third text block — to the year — so this way we have three separate styles for day, month, and year. Let's close that out.
Additionally, let's select one of the blog post collection items — and we can head on over to the Element Settings panel, and use our date and time field to configure a filter. Right now, we're using our date and time field to show items released in the last 12 months.
Let's narrow that parameter a little bit, and we'll even exclude anything released today. Press save, and the collection list updates.
Of course, we can sort by date and time as well. Simply add — and our date and time field is selected — and we can select from the dropdown to sort from newest to oldest, so all our new content shows up first.
So. We can capture the date and time, and use this content for display, or for filtering and sorting items in Collection Lists.
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