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Date in a nice tone

Displays the amount of time since a post or page was written in a friendly manner. Use ``

This is a simple plugin which lets you know in words, roughly how long its been since a post was posted. Its based on the amount of time in seconds since the post was made.

Simply use <? wp_date_in_a_nice_tone(); ?> to display the date in your theme.

The following messages are displayed according to how long its been since the post was made:

  • if over 3 years = "quite a long while ago..."
  • if over 2 years = "over two years ago"
  • if over a year = "over a year ago"
  • if over 355 days = "around a year ago"
  • if over 9 months = "almost a year ago"
  • if over 6 months = "about half a year ago"
  • if over a month = "more than a month ago..."
  • if over 28 days ago = "around a month ago"
  • if equal to or more than 8 days ago = "in the last month"
  • if equal to or more than 5 days ago = "around a week ago"
  • if equal to or more than 3 days ago = "a few days ago"
  • if equal to or more than 2 days ago = "a couple of days ago"
  • if equal to or more than 1 day ago = "yesterday"
  • if more than an hour ago = "freshly baked"
  • if less than or equal to an hour ago = "in the last hour"

A month is assumed to be 31 days (therefore "more than a month" is always accurate, regardless of the month in question, and since from 28 days to 31 days we say "around a month ago", this is also accurate).

A year is assumed to be 366 days (therefore "over a year ago" is always accurate, etc).

See the plugin in action over at ribot.co.uk - we use it in the left hand column

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Requires: 1.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7
Last Updated: 2008-11-20
Downloads: 1,743

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