Getting yesterday and previous days date values

You must have seen how to get today date by using date function. By changing the date value we can get the dates of yesterday. Same way we can extend this to get date values of last 7 days. Or we can extend this to get dates between any to differences.

Let us find out the date value of yesterday.

$m= date("m"); // Month value
$de= date("d"); //today's date
$y= date("Y"); // Year value
echo date('d-m-y:D', mktime(0,0,0,$m,($de-1),$y));
Last seven days date value we can find out by using a for loop. Here is the output of the code.

27-03-17:Mon
26-03-17:Sun
25-03-17:Sat
24-03-17:Fri
23-03-17:Thu
22-03-17:Wed
21-03-17:Tue
20-03-17:Mon
19-03-17:Sun
18-03-17:Sat
17-03-17:Fri
16-03-17:Thu
15-03-17:Wed
14-03-17:Tue
13-03-17:Mon
12-03-17:Sun

Here is the code.

$m= date("m");
$de= date("d");
$y= date("Y");
for($i=0; $i<=15; $i++){
echo date('d-m-y:D',mktime(0,0,0,$m,($de-$i),$y));
echo "<br>";
}

Using strtotime()

We can create unixtime stamp from text string by using strtotime()

for($i=0; $i<=15; $i++){

echo date('m-d-Y: D',strtotime("$i day"))."<br>";

}
Output is here
03-27-2017: Mon
03-28-2017: Tue
03-29-2017: Wed
03-30-2017: Thu
03-31-2017: Fri
04-01-2017: Sat
04-02-2017: Sun
04-03-2017: Mon
04-04-2017: Tue
04-05-2017: Wed
04-06-2017: Thu
04-07-2017: Fri
04-08-2017: Sat
04-09-2017: Sun
04-10-2017: Mon
04-11-2017: Tue
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bhanu

30-09-2009

thank you for help.it very help
siswoutomo

28-12-2009

Very good this post, thank lot of
James

21-04-2010

Does this work if the date is 4th of January (for example)
smo

02-05-2010

Yes this will work perfectly. Try with March 1st of 2008 also. For testing you need to change the date of your PC or server.
kalpana

15-01-2013

thanks you so much.It was so helpful

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