All I want to do is hide the date and time from the center of wingpanel, I circled the location of the date and time for reference. I don't think it looks ugly or anything I just don't feel the need to have it displayed. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
You can remove the indicator
sudo apt-get remove wingpanel-indicator-datetime
revert it with
sudo apt-get install wingpanel-indicator-datetime
For me what worked was using dconf-editor. Just install it and is very simple to configure. I followed this tutorial Elementary OS customization