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[Resolved] Cannot Redeclare Function generate_posted_on. Error

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    Sunny Kumar

    I’m trying to create a post updated date schema on my website TheGuideX to show last updated date of a post instead of showing the published date, but when I’m trying to add this file in “Code Snippets” plugin, it is showing “Cannot redeclare function generate_posted_on.” error

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    Code Snippets I Used:

    if ( ! function_exists( 'generate_posted_on' ) ) :
     * Prints HTML with meta information for the current post-date/time and author.
    function generate_posted_on() 
    	$date = apply_filters( 'generate_post_date', true );
    	$author = apply_filters( 'generate_post_author', true );
    	//if ( get_the_time( 'U' ) !== get_the_modified_time( 'U' ) ) 
    		$time_string .= '<time class="updated" datetime="%3$s" itemprop="dateModified">%4$s</time>';
    	$time_string = sprintf( $time_string,
    		esc_attr( get_the_date( 'c' ) ),
    		esc_html( get_the_date() ),
    		esc_attr( get_the_modified_date( 'c' ) ),
    		esc_html( get_the_modified_date() )
    	// If our date is enabled, show it
    	if ( $date ) :
    		printf( '<span style="float: left; margin-right: 3px;">Updated:</span><span class="posted-on">%1$s</span>',
    			sprintf( '<a href="%1$s" title="%2$s" rel="bookmark">%3$s</a>',
    				esc_url( get_permalink() ),
    				esc_attr( get_the_time() ),
    	// If our author is enabled, show it
    	if ( $author ) :
    		printf( ' <span class="byline">%1$s</span>',
    			sprintf( '<span class="author vcard" itemtype="http://schema.org/Person" itemscope="itemscope" itemprop="author">%1$s <a class="url fn n" href="%2$s" title="%3$s" rel="author" itemprop="url"><span class="author-name" itemprop="name">%4$s</span></a></span>',
    				__( 'by','generatepress'),
    				esc_url( get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta( 'ID' ) ) ),
    				esc_attr( sprintf( __( 'View all posts by %s', 'generatepress' ), get_the_author() ) ),
    				esc_html( get_the_author() )

    Edit: “Temporary I solved this problem by using this code in function.php file, but not able to use the same code using Code Snippets”

    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    The theme already declares that function which is why code snippets throws the error.

    You can use this function to display the updated date


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