Date & Time Field

The date field represents a date and time picker. It can be used for data values that are valid date strings.



Below is an example of how a date field could be defined in a Gatsby remark form. Read more on passing in form field options here.

const BlogPostForm = {
  fields: [
      label: 'Date',
      name: '',
      component: 'date',
      dateFormat: 'MMMM DD YYYY',
      timeFormat: false,
    // ...


This field plugin uses react-datettime under the hood.

interface DateConfig extends DatetimepickerProps {
  name: string
  component: 'date'
  label?: string
  description?: string
  dateFormat?: boolean | string // Extra properties from react-datetime
  timeFormat?: boolean | string // Moment date format

Tina Options

  • name: The path to some value in the data being edited.
  • component: The name of the React component that should be used to edit this field. Available field component types are defined here
  • label: A human readable label for the field. This label displays in the sidebar and is optional. If no label is provided, the sidebar will default to the name.
  • description: An optional description that expands on the purpose of the field or prompts a specific action.

Additional Options

Any extra properties added to the the date field definition will be passed along to the react-datettime component. Moment.js format is used. See the full list of options here.