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I'm inside this loop:

{exp:channel:entries channel="people" disable="categories|member_data|pagination" status="open|closed" show_expired="yes" show_future_entries="yes" sort="asc" orderby="people_last_name" limit="999"}

Just about everything I'm displaying is working as expected. At one point, I have:

{edit_date format="%m/%d/%y"} - {edit_date:relative}

{edit_date format="%m/%d/%y"} works fine. {edit_date:relative} gets passed through as literal text. So I get results like:

12/02/12 - {edit_date:relative}

Anyone know what I’m doing wrong, and how I can fix it?

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  • Does {entry_date:relative} work in the same place in the template?
    – Sandwich
    Nov 20 '14 at 18:04
  • It does not. I should have thought to check that. How do I turn it on? Nov 20 '14 at 18:05
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    Like @albuvee answered, what version of EE are you running? (Also, I can confirm that {edit_date:relative} actually is implemented - just tried it).
    – Sandwich
    Nov 20 '14 at 18:07
  • That was the problem: we’re behind 2.8. Thanks! Nov 20 '14 at 18:10
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Relative Dates have been introduced to (native) Expression Engine in Version 2.8.

Have you checked if your Site is running on EE 2.8 or newer?

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  • Ah! I didn’t realize it was a new feature. We’re behind 2.8, so that’s the problem. Thanks! (An EE upgrade is planned for soon.) Nov 20 '14 at 18:09

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