Add time ago functionality to your project
The package is availabe here on Github and on Packagist
Using composer you can just do the following
composer require jimmiw/php-time-ago
Using the component
There is now only one way to get the time ago in words There are now two ways of getting the time ago in words.
The new way (3.0.0 and up):
$timeAgo = new Westsworld\TimeAgo(); echo $timeAgo->inWords(new DateTime("2010-01-10 23:05:00"));
And the old way (please notice the changed interface) before 3.0.0:
$timeAgo = new Westsworld\TimeAgo(); echo $timeAgo->inWordsFromStrings("2010/1/10 23:05:00");
Both methods gives the same answer, and uses the same internal logic, I just upgraded to DateTime, since that what I always use.
Do you want the actual years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds difference?
Good news for you then! I've implemented a nice little function that does just that for you. Simply do the following:
$timeAgo = new Westsworld\TimeAgo(); // NOTE: this is actually deprecated, since DateTime does the same. Still works though :) $dateDifferenceArray = $timeAgo->dateDifference("2017-03-02 07:53:00", "2017-03-02 07:53:01");
This will return an array with the following data:
[ 'years' => 0 'months' => 0 'days' => 0 'hours' => 0 'minutes' => 0 'seconds' => 1 ]
How to determine, what "ago" is
0 <-> 29 secs # => less than a minute 30 secs <-> 1 min, 29 secs # => 1 minute 1 min, 30 secs <-> 44 mins, 29 secs # => [2..44] minutes 44 mins, 30 secs <-> 89 mins, 29 secs # => about 1 hour 89 mins, 29 secs <-> 23 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs # => about [2..24] hours 23 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs <-> 47 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs # => 1 day 47 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs <-> 29 days, 23 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs # => [2..29] days 29 days, 23 hrs, 59 mins, 30 secs <-> 59 days, 23 hrs, 59 mins, 29 secs # => about 1 month 59 days, 23 hrs, 59 mins, 30 secs <-> 1 yr minus 1 sec # => [2..12] months 1 yr <-> 2 yrs minus 1 secs # => about 1 year 2 yrs <-> max time or date # => over [2..X] years
Changes since last version
Lots have changed since the last version. The WWDateTime class is no longer supported. I have implemented a new class which takes a time string as parameter (and a timezone if needed), and calculates the time between them.
By request from "lsolesen" (a guy from here on github) I did removed the whole DateTime dependence thingy.
Inspired by the comments at:
You should really look in to the Carbon project, it looks very nice and gives the same functionality and a lot more.
This class is here to give you the same functionality that DateTime::diff will give you.
Version 0.4.x was the big translations release.
You can now translate the texts returned using the $timeAgo->inWords() or timeAgoInWords() methods. The translation is simply a language code string added to the end of the class init or timeAgoInWords() method.
Examples using the Danish translations:
$timeZone = null; // just use the system timezone $timeAgo = new Westsworld\TimeAgo($timeZone, 'da'); // default language is en (english) echo $timeAgo->inWords("2010/1/10 23:05:00");
For a full list of changes, please see Changelog.md
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