If i provide the week#, how might i go about getting the first day (and month) and the last day (and month) of that particular week?

This week for instance would be April 26 and May 2

I know in PHP i can do the first and last day of the week like so:

$day = date('w');
$week_start = date('m-d-Y', strtotime('-'.$day.' days'));
$week_end = date('m-d-Y', strtotime('+'.(6-$day).' days'));

But i'm not sure how to translate that to twig and of course also include the month.

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That code in Twig would be:

{% set day = now|date('w') %}
{% set weekStart = now|date_modify("-#{day} days")|date('m-d-Y') %}
{% set weekEnd = now|date_modify("+#{6-day} days")|date('m-d-Y') %}
  • I noticed that there's a difference between now and 'now', Brandon. now not returning the date calculated to be in the right timezone?
    – carlcs
    Commented May 13, 2015 at 11:21
  • @carlcs We fixed that in Craft 2.4.2670 :) Commented Jun 24, 2015 at 16:12

The version below could be more understandable in some cases.

First day of week (assuming Monday is the first day):

{{ now | date_modify('monday this week') | date('m-d-Y') }}

or alternatively:

{{ now | date_modify('this week') | date('m-d-Y') }}

Last day of week (assuming Sunday is the last day):

{{ now | date_modify('sunday this week') | date('m-d-Y') }}

First day of month:

{{ now | date_modify('first day of this month') | date('m-d-Y') }}

Last day of month:

{{ now | date_modify('last day of this month') | date('m-d-Y') }}

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