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Quick way to get the number of days in a month with PHP

I’m building a php calendar and need to know the total number of days in a month in the past I've used: 

echo cal_days_in_month(CAL_GREGORIAN, 2, 2017);

For the current month you can use:

echo date('t');

Or for a more a date based approach:

echo date('t', strtotime('2017-02-01')); 


David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.