Add date and day to panel

Am I crazy, or did things change in the past couple of years to make it very difficult to add the date and day to the panel (with the time)? I had to search the web for a while to find out how to add these, and I ended up having to do it in Terminal, with "gsettings". Am I totally missing something? Anyone else have this little frustration? Thanks. Oh, also this is Focal Fossa I'm referring to.

You are not crazy! FYI, there is an extensive discussion and some step-by-step instructions on formatting the calendar/clock in the top panel. You'll find it here:


Thanks for the reply and info!