In MLA (Modern Language Association) style, the month abbreviation format is slightly different from the standard PHP date format. MLA style uses a three-letter abbreviation for the month, all in lowercase, followed by a period. For example: "Jan.", "Feb.", "Mar.", etc.

To format the current date with the month abbreviation in MLA style using PHP, you can use the following code:

<?php // Get the current date $currentDate = date('Y-m-d'); // Convert the date to MLA style month abbreviation $mlaDate = date('M. j, Y', strtotime($currentDate)); // Output the formatted date echo $mlaDate; // E.g., "Oct. 6, 2022" ?>

In the code above, we first get the current date using date('Y-m-d'), which gives us a date in the format "YYYY-MM-DD". Then, we convert the date to MLA style month abbreviation using date('M. j, Y', strtotime($currentDate)). The strtotime function converts the date string to a UNIX timestamp, which is then formatted using date with the 'M. j, Y' format string.

This will output the current date in MLA style month abbreviation format. Note that the output date format includes the day and year as well, as per MLA style conventions. Adjust the code as needed if you only need the month abbreviation part without the day and year.

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