How do I change the frontend date picker format?

Article Last Updated: May 16, 2017

The date picker format is set on your Mailchimp account. To adjust the format of the date picker field – head into Mailchimp and select the list you would like to edit. Once inside of the list, select Settings and select ‘List Fields and *|MERGE|* tags’. This will bring you to a new page where you can then edit your fields. Under your ‘Date’ field, you should see a dropdown where you can specify the format of the date field on your site.

Set the date format for the date picker field.

You can set the date format here, and re-save the form to update the settings.

If you have already assigned a date field to your form, you’ll need to remove it and re-add it to the form builder. This will trigger an update, and you should now be seeing the new date format listed in the additional form field settings on the ‘Edit Form’ page.

Note: in previous versions of the plugin you were able to change the date format from slashes to periods. Due to changes in Mailchimp, this functionality has been removed. Please reach out to us if you’re looking for this functionality; we may be able to add support this if you’re looking for it.