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How to calculate elapsed years from the current time in WordPress

I’ve implemented a neat feature on the front page of my other website: it calculates how long Julia and I have been married. Rather than this being one of those items I will certainly forget to update in the future, it uses a shortcode in the regular page text to calculate this value. The WordPress … Read more

How to convert a timestamp into a readable date in PHP

A UNIX timestamp is something like a 10 digit (or less) integer number which represents the elapsed seconds since the 1st of January 1970 (also known as the Unix Epoch). It’s a very accurate representation of time, but not necessarily something us humans easily understand. A Unix Timestamp looks something like 1367805780. We can use … Read more