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Jekyll-Liquid-Convert-Dates

A collection of Jekyll plugins related to the conversion of Jekyll posts' dates to other formats. This repository will be updated as I develop more plugins for my personal projects.

Plugin Installation

To install any of my plugins, follow the following steps:

  1. Clone this repository or download it as a ZIP archive and extract the Jekyll-Liquid-Convert-Dates folder
  2. Find the .rb files for each of the plugins you wish to install
  3. Copy the .rb files into the _plugins directory of your Jekyll project. If the _plugins directory does not exist, make it.

It's as simple as that! The plugins are now usable project-wide!

Plugin-Specific Documentation

From here on out, the term post date refers to the date property of Jekyll posts (markdown files in the _posts directory). These dates are defined in the post's headers.

Take the following scenario as an example, which will demonstrate

Say you have a Jekyll project inside the root directory, with the following file structure:

root
├── _data/
├── _includes/
├── _sass/
├── _layouts/
├── _plugins/
├── _posts/
│   └── 2019-07-03-post.md
└── index.html

Notice that there is a post in the _posts directory. This post, saved in the file 2019-07-03-post.md, has the following contents:

---
layout: post
title:  "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet"
description: "Aenean fermentum, elit eget tincidunt condimentum, eros ipsum rutrum orci, sagittis tempus lacus enim ac dui."
date:   2019-07-03 19:37:00
keywords: "welcome, Aenean, fermentum, Lorem, ipsum"
---
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet

If one were to build a Jekyll site from such a root directory that displayed the post date, their index.html could include:

{% for post in site.posts %}
  {{ post.date }}
{% endfor %}

The corresponding built site would output 2019-07-03 19:37:00 +0000. This YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS +/-TTTT format is not the friendliest, and thus I created these plugins to assist developers in converting such data to various formats.

Using these definitions of post date and post.date, the following sections will document specific plugins and give examples of their usages.

Month Year (_month_year.rb)

This plugin outputs dates in a {Month Full Name} YYYY format. To use it, install the plugin and then use the month_year filter in your liquid code.

Example usage: {{ post.date | month_year }}, which will give July 2019.

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