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for example, lets say i have a post and i want to put the time that it was created, you have two options

1. Basic - The basic way is to use the date() function in PHP, for example, lets say i want to put the time as: Jan. 17, 2010 it would use this function:
date('M'. 'd', 'Y')

so i can use this code to do the query:
$today = date('M'. 'd', 'Y');
$Sql = "INSERT INTO topics SET date = '".$today."'";

NOTE: be sure that the date field type is set to variable (VAR) and not integer (INT) in your database

2. Option two is more advance but its the best and fastest to query since we are going to be using and integer for the field type so this is how the code would look like:
$today = time();
$Sql = "INSERT INTO topics SET date = $today ";

try it