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XF 1.2 Time display format

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Andy.N, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    I'd like to display the time in a format that is a bit controllable. Right now, I have an addon where the time is displayed relatively.
    So I have

    3 minutes ago
    Today at 4:15 AM
    Yesterday at 2:39 PM
    Monday at 1:23 PM

    As you can see, it's hard to control the width of the column for this output as it varies greatly.
    Is there a different format that I can apply to this addon only so that they can be more consistent.

    Thank you
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Try removing the "DateTime" class from the HTML (you may need to stop using <xen:datetime /> to accomplish this). It should remove the JavaScript binding that works to make them relative.
  3. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Here is the pice that shows it
    {xen:datetime {$post.post_date}}

    if I remove xen:datetime, it will display in unix date 12324312312
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    {xen:datetime {$post.post_date}, absolute}
  5. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Everything shows as
    Aug 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM which is much longer. Is there some way to format it as
    8/15 at 11:01 AM
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Click on the language and change the format there.

    That is a global setting though.
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  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    You will either have to write your own helper to format it individually here, or globally change the date format; it runs off of the language settings.
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  8. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Thank you both. Is it possible to use the 24 hour time format?
  9. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can use {xen:date $x, 'format'} and/or {xen:time $x, 'format'} with the "format" value being a PHP date()-style formatter to output a specific format.

    This is getting very advanced now though...
  10. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Ah, you gave me the good pointer to get on it. Thanks Mike.
  11. ReneHermi

    ReneHermi Member

    Guys, @Brogan already told it;) It´s much more easier and fully controlable via acp

    Attached Files:

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  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    That changes it globally, this thread was about changing the format in a single instance.
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