Simple module, that displays the date in a "time ago" format
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Last update: 2021-09-17 14:20:10 UTC
The package is availabe here on Github and on Packagist
Using composer you can just do the following
composer require jimmiw/php-time-ago
There are two ways of getting the time ago in words.
$timeAgo = new Westsworld\TimeAgo(); echo $timeAgo->inWords(new DateTime("2010-01-10 23:05:00"));
By passing strings:
$timeAgo = new Westsworld\TimeAgo(); echo $timeAgo->inWordsFromStrings("2010/1/10 23:05:00");
Both methods give the same answer, and use the same internal logic.
Good news for you then! I've implemented a nice little function that does just that for you. Simply do the following:
$timeAgo = new Westsworld\TimeAgo(); // NOTE: this is actually deprecated, since DateTime does the same. Still works though :) $dateDifferenceArray = $timeAgo->dateDifference("2017-03-02 07:53:00", "2017-03-02 07:53:01");
This will return an array with the following data:
[ 'years' => 0 'months' => 0 'days' => 0 'hours' => 0 'minutes' => 0 'seconds' => 1 ]
0 <-> 29 secs # => less than a minute 30 secs <-> 1 min, 29 secs # => 1 minute 1 min, 30 secs <-> 44 mins, 29 secs # => [2..44] minutes 44 mins, 30 secs <-> 89 mins, 29 secs # => about 1 hour 89 mins, 29 secs <-> 23 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs # => about [2..24] hours 23 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs <-> 47 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs # => 1 day 47 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs <-> 29 days, 23 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs # => [2..29] days 29 days, 23 hrs, 59 mins, 30 secs <-> 59 days, 23 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs # => about 1 month 59 days, 23 hrs, 59 mins, 30 secs <-> 1 yr minus 1 sec # => [2..12] months 1 yr <-> 2 yrs minus 1 secs # => about 1 year 2 yrs <-> max time or date # => over [2..X] years
Lots have changed since the last version. The WWDateTime class is no longer supported. I have implemented a new class which takes a time string as parameter (and a timezone if needed), and calculates the time between them.
By request from "lsolesen" (a guy from here on github) I did removed the whole DateTime dependence thingy.
Inspired by the comments at:
You should really look in to the Carbon project, it looks very nice and gives the same functionality and a lot more.
This class is here to give you the same functionality that DateTime::diff will give you.
Version 0.4.x was the big translations release.
You can now translate the texts returned using the $timeAgo->inWords() or timeAgoInWords() methods. The translation is simply a language code string added to the end of the class init or timeAgoInWords() method.
Examples using the Danish translations:
$myLang = new \Westsworld\TimeAgo\Translations\Da(); $timeAgo = new Westsworld\TimeAgo($myLang); // default language is en (english) echo $timeAgo->inWords("2010/1/10 23:05:00");
You can view the file of available list inside /src/Westsworld/TimeAgo/Translations/ folder.
For a full list of changes, please see Changelog.md
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