Relative Date Lengths in Genesis

Genesis has always allowed you to display the relative post date like “6 weeks and 1 day ago” using [[post_date format="relative"]]. It displays two date segments – days and hours, or weeks and days, or months and weeks, or years and months…

In some layouts, especially if you’re using a Grid Loop, a shorter date with a single date segment would work better.

And now you can with Genesis 2.3, using the relative_depth parameter. This applies to the [[post_date]] and [[post_modified_date]] shortcodes.


[[post_date format="relative" relative_depth="1"]] = 8 months ago

[[post_date format="relative" relative_depth="2"]] = 8 months and 4 days

[[post_date format="relative" relative_depth="3"]] = 8 months, 4 days and 4 hours ago


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