Hugo: How to get the year off of a date object

Published: 2020-02-24 15:15:32 -0500 -0500

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Tags: hugo date


I’m using Hugo to build my sites - I have the date of my page, but I only want to display the year part of that date. How can I display just the year part.


We can use Hugo’s built-in .Format function to pull off different parts of a date. For year specifically, we use 2006. I know that seems kinda arbitrary, and it is kinda, but there’s some small logic in it as you can read in Hugo’s official docs.

Now for the practical example - here’s code that shows how to format your date object to just return year.

{{ range .Site.RegularPages }}
    {{ $date = .Date }}
    {{ $dateYear := ($date.Format "2006")}}
{{ end }}

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