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date

New in version 1.6: The date function has been added in Twig 1.6.

New in version 1.6.1: The default timezone support has been added in Twig 1.6.1.

Converts an argument to a date to allow date comparison:

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{% if date(user.created_at) < date('-2days') %}
    {# do something #}
{% endif %}

The argument must be in one of PHP’s supported date and time formats.

You can pass a timezone as the second argument:

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{% if date(user.created_at) < date('-2days', 'Europe/Paris') %}
    {# do something #}
{% endif %}

If no argument is passed, the function returns the current date:

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{% if date(user.created_at) < date() %}
    {# always! #}
{% endif %}

Note

You can set the default timezone globally by calling setTimezone() on the core extension instance:

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$twig = new Twig_Environment($loader);
$twig->getExtension('core')->setTimezone('Europe/Paris');

Arguments

  • date: The date
  • timezone: The timezone
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