A port of the `local-time` gem from Basecamp.

1.1.0 2022-05-10 00:51 UTC

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This is a Laravel port of the local_time gem from Basecamp. It makes it easy to display date and time to users in their local time. Its Blade components render a time HTML tag in UTC (making it cache friendly), and the JavaScript component immediately converts those elements from UTC to the Browser's local time.


  1. Install the package via Composer:
composer require tonysm/local-time-laravel
  1. Install the local-time JS lib via NPM:
npm install local-time -D

And then import it on your resources/app.js file, like so:

// ...
import LocalTime from "local-time"


This package adds a couple Blade components to your project, they are:

<x-local-time :value="now()" />

Formats the Carbon instance using the default format string. It will convert the regular PHP formats to the strftime format for you.

<x-local-time :value="now()" format="F j, Y g:ia" />

Alias for <x-local-time /> with a month-formatted default. It converts that format to %B %e, %Y %l:%M%P.

<x-local-date :value="now()" format="F j, Y" />

You can configure the format used by passing it as a prop to the component. Any other attribute will be rendered in the generated time tag.

<x-local-time :value="now()" class="my-time" />

Renders the time tag using the default time format and adds the given class tag attribute to the element.

Note: The included strftime JavaScript implementation is not 100% complete. It supports the following directives: %a %A %b %B %c %d %e %H %I %l %m %M %p %P %S %w %y %Y %Z

Time ago helper

<x-local-time-ago :value="now()" />

Displays the relative amount of time passed. With age, the descriptions transition from {quantity of seconds, minutes, or hours} to {date + time} to {date}. The <time> elements are updated every 60 seconds.

Examples (in quotes):

  • Recent: "a second ago", "32 seconds ago", "an hour ago", "14 hours ago"
  • Yesterday: "yesterday at 5:22pm"
  • This week: "Tuesday at 12:48am"
  • This year: "on Nov 17"
  • Last year: "on Jan 31, 2012"

Relative time helper

Preset time and date formats that vary with age. The available types are date, time-ago, time-or-date, and weekday. Like the <x-local-time /> component, type can be passed a string.

<x-local-relative-time :value="now()" type="weekday" />
<x-local-relative-time :value="now()" type="time-or-date" />

Available type options:

  • date: Includes the year unless it's current. "Apr 11" or "Apr 11, 2013"
  • time-ago: See above. <x-local-time-ago /> calls <x-local-time-relative /> with this type option.
  • time-or-date: Displays the time if it occurs today or the date if not. "3:26pm" or "Apr 11"
  • weekday: Displays "Today", "Yesterday", or the weekday (e.g. Wednesday) if the time is within a week of today.
  • weekday-or-date: Displays the weekday if it occurs within a week or the date if not. "Yesterday" or "Apr 11"


php artisan tinker
>>> $user->created_at
=> Illuminate\Support\Carbon @1625103168 {#4106
     date: 2021-06-30 22:32:48.0 UTC (+00:00),
<x-local-time :value="$user->created_at" />


<time data-format="%B %e, %Y %l:%M%P"
      datetime="2021-06-30T22:32:48Z">June 30, 2021 22:32pm</time>

And is converted client-side to:

<time data-format="%B %e, %Y %l:%M%P"
      title="June 30, 2013 22:32pm EDT"
      data-localized="true">June 30, 2021 22:32pm</time>


To configure the default date and time formats, you can use the useTimeFormat and useDateFormat methods on the LocalTimeLaravelFacade on your AppServiceProvider, like so:


use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;
use Tonysm\LocalTimeLaravel\LocalTimeLaravelFacade;

class AppServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
    public function boot()
        LocalTimeLaravelFacade::useDateFormat('d/m/Y H:i');

The JavaScript lib allows some configurations as well as internationalization (i18n). To know more about that, head out to the Rails gem documentation.


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