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The function relativedate() take date as argument in ISO 8601 format and returns an array with Arabic text that has the relative time since the time of the input and the other value in the array tells if the post is new or not, it is considered as new if the input is less than 4 hours old
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The function relativedate() take date as argument in ISO 8601 format and returns an array with Arabic text
that has the relative time since the time of the input and the other value in the array tells if the post
is new or not, it is considered as new if the input is less than 4 hours old
*/
function relativedate($postDate){
$today = date("Y-m-d H:i:s");
$timedif = strtotime($today)-strtotime($postDate);
$oneminute = 60; // 1 minute
$towminutes = 120; // 2 minutes
$threeminutes = 180; // 3 minutes
$elevenminutes = 660; // 11 minutes
$onehour = 3600; // 1 hour
$towhours = 7200; // 2 hours
$threehours = 10800; // 3 hours
$fourhours = 14400; // 4 hours
$elevenhours = 39600; // 11 hours
$Twentyfourhours = 86400; // 24 hours
$timeStamp['new'] = false;
// one minute
if ($timedif < $towminutes) {
$timeStamp['time'] = ' قبل دقيقة واحدة';
$timeStamp['new'] = true;
}
// tow minutes
if ($timedif >= $towminutes && $timedif < $threeminutes) {
$timeStamp['time'] = ' قبل دقيقتين';
$timeStamp['new'] = true;
}
// three minutes or more
if ($timedif >= $threeminutes && $timedif < $elevenminutes) {
$timeStamp['time'] = ' قبل '. floor($timedif/60) . ' دقائق ';
$timeStamp['new'] = true;
}
// eleven minutes and more
if ($timedif >= $elevenminutes && $timedif < $onehour) {
$timeStamp['time'] = ' قبل '. floor($timedif/60) . ' دقيقة ';
$timeStamp['new'] = true;
}
// one hour
if ($timedif >= $onehour && $timedif < $towhours) {
$timeStamp['time'] = ' قبل ساعة ';
$timeStamp['new'] = true;
}
// tow hours
if ($timedif >= $towhours && $timedif < $threehours) {
$timeStamp['time'] = ' قبل ساعتين ';
$timeStamp['new'] = true;
}
// three hours or more
if ($timedif >= $threehours && $timedif < $elevenhours) {
$timeStamp['time'] = ' قبل '. floor($timedif/3600) . ' ساعات ';
if ($timedif < $fourhours)
{
$timeStamp['new'] = true;
}
}
// eleven hours or more
if ($timedif >= $elevenhours && $timedif < $Twentyfourhours) {
$timeStamp['time'] = ' قبل '. floor($timedif/3600) . ' ساعة ';
}
// more than 24 hours start showing the post date in arabic
if ($timedif >= $Twentyfourhours ) {
$timeStamp['time'] = arabicDate($postDate);
}
return $timeStamp;
}
function arabicDate($rawDate){
// construct arabic dates with arabic months
$month = intval(date("m",strtotime($rawDate)));
$day = intval(date("d",strtotime($rawDate)));
$year = date("Y",strtotime($rawDate));
$monthsArabic = array(
1=>'يناير',
2=>'فبراير',
3=>'مارس',
4=>'أبريل',
5=>'مايو',
6=>'يونيو',
7=>'يوليو',
8=>'أغسطس',
9=>'سبتمبر',
10=>'أكتوبر',
11=>'نوفمبر',
12=>'ديسمبر'
);
$newDateMark =' '.$day.' '.$monthsArabic[$month].' '.$year;
return $newDateMark;
}
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