Update: The plugin has been updated to version 2.0.1. All users are encourage to upgrade.

My WordPress plugin, wp-days-ago, has been updated to version 1.7.1.

This plugin displays the number of years and days since a post or a page was published. All calculations are based on days but it will not take into account that 24 hours are one day. If you publish a page or a post at 23:59, it will be marked with “yesterday” at 00:00 even if it’s only a minute since you published. In some cases, the plugin will display a human readable text instead of the days count. Today is “today” and not “0 days ago”. Yesterday is, well, “yesterday”, while anything published seven days ago is posted “a week ago”. If an entry is more than a year old, the plugin will display the post date as “X years, Y days”.

Installation

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Unzip the contents of the downloaded file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  3. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and activate the wp_days_ago plugin that should now be visible in the list.
  4. You can now insert <? wp_days_ago(); ?> anywhere in The Loop in your WordPress theme.

No changes to your theme or configuration are necessary when you upgrade from a previous version.

Changelog

  • Backwards compatible all the way back to WordPress 1.5.
  • The plugin now uses the internal WordPress timezone settings.
  • Added optional parameters that allows configuration of appended text, prepended text and the texts displayed by the plugin.

For detailed information on usage and available parameters, please see the plugin’s page at WordPress.org or the readme-file in the ZIP-file.

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  • Last modified: July 2, 2011 at 22:17 CET