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.

18-01-21:Mon
17-01-21:Sun
16-01-21:Sat
15-01-21:Fri
14-01-21:Thu
13-01-21:Wed
12-01-21:Tue
11-01-21:Mon
10-01-21:Sun
09-01-21:Sat
08-01-21:Fri
07-01-21:Thu
06-01-21:Wed
05-01-21:Tue
04-01-21:Mon
03-01-21: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
01-18-2021: Mon
01-19-2021: Tue
01-20-2021: Wed
01-21-2021: Thu
01-22-2021: Fri
01-23-2021: Sat
01-24-2021: Sun
01-25-2021: Mon
01-26-2021: Tue
01-27-2021: Wed
01-28-2021: Thu
01-29-2021: Fri
01-30-2021: Sat
01-31-2021: Sun
02-01-2021: Mon
02-02-2021: 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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