<?php printf(__('%1$s at %2$s'), get_comment_date(),  get_comment_time()) ?>

Above is the default code that exists for comments.php in the WP Core.

This will produce an Output like this:

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October 1, 2017 at 6:58 am

But I want something like this →

Posted: 11 Months ago


Posted 3 days Back


Posted 23 hours back

Is it possible to collaborate thse two:

get_comment_date(),  get_comment_time()

to get the above-mentioned effect?

1 Answer 1


What you need is: https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/human_time_diff

So this should do exactly what you need:

 <?php printf( _x( '%s ago', '%s = human-readable time difference', 'your-text-domain' ), human_time_diff( get_comment_time( 'U' ), current_time( 'timestamp' ) ) ); ?>
  • Can you or someone help me to improve the title? so that it can be searchable in future?
    – WordCent
    Oct 1, 2017 at 11:51
  • Something like: "Change time output to: X time ago"
    – lukgoh
    Oct 1, 2017 at 11:55
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    I have changed the title as per your suggestions sir. Thanks for your help. accepted your answer.
    – WordCent
    Oct 1, 2017 at 11:57
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    No problem, I'm glad I could help you!
    – lukgoh
    Oct 1, 2017 at 11:57
  • cheers! and all the best on this website.
    – WordCent
    Oct 1, 2017 at 11:58

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