Relative Date


Brian Mulloy

3rd Party (Free)

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The Relative Date plugin outputs time in a manner similar to the time_ago_in_words method in Rails.

This is a modification the original relative_date plugin (originally done by David Rencher, the developer behind Image Sizer (which can no longer be found online, as of this writing - _Editor_)) to use a “PHP method that behaves like the time_ago_in_words method in Rails”:

Sample output:

bc. About 10 days ago

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This entry was created October 20, 2009, 11:40 am.
This entry was last updated July 13, 2010, 6:19 pm.

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