Vine Type Content Management with Standards in Mind

25 Mar 2006


  • $_commenttime

The following variables added in Vine Type 1.5

  • $_commenttime_yearnum
  • $_commenttime_yearnum_short
  • $_commenttime_monthnum
  • $_commenttime_monthnum_short
  • $_commenttime_monthname
  • $_commenttime_monthname_short
  • $_commenttime_wkday
  • $_commenttime_wkday_short
  • $_commenttime_daynum
  • $_commenttime_daynum_short
  • $_commenttime_time
  • $_commenttime_time_24
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Place the $_commenttime variable at the location in the comment element of your template where you want the timestamp of when the comment was created and posted to your website.

The formatting of this timestamp is controlled by the $time_format entry in your vinetype.config file.


The other twelve variables are just subsets of the $_commenttime time. They allow you to place different parts of the date separately, allowing for more creative ways to display the date. Examples shown below

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The following are variables and values generated for an example date and time 3:09pm Saturday April 8, 2006

    2006 $_commenttime_yearnum
      06 $_commenttime_yearnum_short
      04 $_commenttime_monthnum
       4 $_commenttime_monthnum_short
   April $_commenttime_monthname
     Apr $_commenttime_monthname_short
Saturday $_commenttime_wkday
     Sat $_commenttime_wkday_short
      08 $_commenttime_daynum
       8 $_commenttime_daynum_short
 3:09 pm $_commenttime_time
   15:09 $_commenttime_time_24
  • Weekday names are shown in English since this example is for $culture of en-us. Changing the culture value will change the weekday names and their abbreviations to that culture's language.


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