Nice Time


Pv Ledoux

3rd Party (Free)

BSD 3-Clause License

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



This plugin converts a date in relative time. It will output 'now' if the date given is less then 5 seconds ago, 'xx unit ago' will be outputted for longer intervals (where unit will be seconds, minutes, hours, days or weeks). If the date is greater than 4 weeks, it will return the full date formatted with the parameter format.


{exp:nice_time date="{entry_date}" format="%d-%m-%Y %H:%i"}
{exp:nice_time date="2012-09-{segment_3}" format="%D, %M %j, %Y" relative="no"}


date is required. Can be a string date or a unix timestamp.
format is optional (default: %d-%m-%Y %H:%i)
relative  is optional. Set to “no” to always use format. (Thanks to EpicVoyage)

Nice Time Links

This entry was created April 26, 2012, 2:23 pm.
This entry was last updated May 9, 2012, 3:09 am.

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1 Review:

eedfw 05.08.12

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Thanks for this addon. I couldn’t get the Low Nice Date to work so this one was a life saver. My only feature request is localization just as Low does but I can live without that for now :)