Last Updated Shortcode

Description

Creates the [lastupdated] shortcode to display the date and/or time of the last update to a post or page. If used without any arguments, it will display the date in the format configured in the Settings > General tab. It supports several optional arguments: format, before, and after. These options allow you to change how the date/time is formatted and if anything should appear before or after the date/time is displayed.

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Screenshots

  • The default text that will be displayed when using the shortcode with no arguments [lastupdated].

Installation

  1. Download the latest zip file and extract the last-updated-shortcode directory.
  2. Upload this directory inside your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate ‘Literal Shortcode’ on the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Insert the shortcode in a post or page to return the date/time it was last modified.

FAQ

What is the shortcode?

You can use either [lastupdated] or [lastupdate], they both work identically.

What formatting options can I use

You can use any of the special date variables listed at this WordPress codex page. If you want to insert plain text (like the word “at” for instance) escape each letter with a backslash, \l\i\k\e \t\h\i\s.

How do I insert this in theme files?

Just wrap the shortcode in <?php do_shortcode( ); ?>. So to get the default display, just insert <?php do_shortcode( [lastupdated] ); ?>

Why did you make this?

Everyone likes a good shortcode!

Can I change the shortcode?

Yes, just open last-updated-shortcode.php and add or change what text you want to trigger the shortcode in on of the arrays near the bottom. If this gets any kind of popularity, I’ll make that easier by adding an options page.

Can you add this feature I just thought of?

Can I? Yes. Will I? Yes, if I think it would be a helpful addition. I’m trying to keep things clean and simple, but there’s always room for improvement, so let me know if you think a feature is lacking!

Reviews

Just fine!

Many thanks for this straight forward, simple and efficient plugin!

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Contributors & Developers

“Last Updated Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.1

  • Purely cosmetic update for WordPress 4.4

1.0.0

  • First released version.
  • There may still be bugs, but I can’t find any.