I am using this addon to show time in a "time ago" format. The problem with this one is that it doesn't seem to support multilanguage.

Is there an add-on or a PHP solution that supports this kind of feature?

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I think, you would like to show the Date (like day, month name) in different languages. Right? If you are using language pack for multi-language then you can change those into language file "system\expressionengine\language\english\core_lang.php". This is for English, you can do same for other language.

  • My current path of action is to just add a language folder to the addon and utilize that to translate the output. I just wanted to see some more information on this matter because I might have missed an addon or solution that already exists. Sep 2, 2013 at 8:54

Time / date values seem to be hardcoded in English in the plugin code.

A few things you can try:

  1. Ping the dev on github or via email (look at the source code)

  2. As a temporary solution you could use Low Replace (or something similar) to replace some text in English by its equivalent in whatever language you need.


{exp:low_replace find="on|1 day ago|([0-9]+) days ago" replace="le|il y a 1 jour|il y a $1 jours" multiple="yes" regex="yes"}
    {exp:nice_time date="{entry_date}" format="%d-%m-%Y"}

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