Template:Time ago

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The Time ago template calculates the amount of time which has passed since a provided timestamp. The result is a string similar to one of the examples below. This template should not be used with "subst" unless you don't want the stamp to change as the user refreshes the page.

Note that due to Wikipedia's caching mechanisms, you may need to purge a page using this template to update the dynamic value.

The result is rounded down. "Month" is defined as 31 days.

Usage

{{Time ago |1= |magnitude= |min_magnitude= |lang= }}

The timestamp can be almost any solid, readable format but to avoid ambiguity mistakes, one of the styles below is preferred.

  • magnitude parameter can be set to explicitly use certain unit. Allowed values are: seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years.
  • min_magnitude parameter can be set to use the specified unit or bigger units. Allowed values are: seconds, minutes, hours, days, months and years.

Examples

  • {{time ago| -83 minutes}}83 minutes ago
  • {{time ago| -334 minutes}}5 hours ago
  • {{time ago|{{REVISIONTIMESTAMP}}}}13 months ago
  • {{time ago| Jan 21, 2001 3:45 PM}}20 years ago
  • {{time ago| Nov 6 2008}}12 years ago
  • {{time ago| Nov 6 2008|magnitude=weeks}}648 weeks ago
  • {{time ago| Nov 6 2008|min_magnitude=days}}12 years ago
  • {{time ago| Nov 6 2008|min_magnitude=years}}12 years ago

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionDefaultStatus
1timestampnowrequired
magnitudeset to explicitly use certain unit (seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years)emptyoptional
min_magnitudeset to use the specified unit or bigger units (seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years)emptyoptional
agoset to override the default usage of the text "ago" (English-only)emptydeprecated
langUse the translation in the given language (language code) instead of the one in user interface language. Useful in other templates.{{int:lang}}optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: all namespaces

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Localization

Deutsch  català  magyar  čeština  español  English  français  македонски  বাংলা  日本語 

This template makes use of {{Autotranslate}} and the translate extension.