Does GRAV track date of post update/modification?

I would like to display to user when the post was updated - something like modified_date. This is different from publish_date which display when the post was first published.

Does GRAV track when we last modified the post?

Grav does track modified_date. In fact it’s the only date it really can track as that’s the only date that is reliable across different OS Filesystems.

The best approach is to manually set date: in the page header. This will mean you can get this ‘creation date’ anytime with $page->date(). Then anytime you update the file, you can get that modified date with $page->modifiedDate().

Btw, in Twig parlance, this is page.date() and page.modifiedDate()

Hi,

So we could write this to have the 10 latest updated pages within the site ?

{% for child in pages.children.nonModular.order('modifiedDate', 'desc').slice(0, 10) %}
            <div class="media-object">
                {% set showcase_image = child.media.images|first.resize(100,100).url %}
                {% if showcase_image %}
                <div class="media-object-section">
                    <img alt="{{ child.title }}" src="{{ showcase_image }}" />
                </div>
                {% endif %}
                
                <div class="media-object-section">
                    <h5><a href="{{ child.url }}">{% if child.menu %},{{ child.menu }},{% else %},{{ child.title }},{% endif %}</a></h5>
                </div>
            </div>
            {% endfor %}

Curent result is not the same as what is displayed on admin page for latest changed pages… What did I miss ?

As alternative, trying:

            {% set recentnews =
                page.collection({
                    'items': '@root.descendants'
                })
                .order('modifiedDate', 'desc')
                .slice(0,10)
            %}
            {% for child in recentnews %}
            <div class="media-object">
                {% set showcase_image = child.media.images|first.resize(100,100).url %}
                {% if showcase_image %}
                <div class="media-object-section">
                    <img alt="{{ child.title }}" src="{{ showcase_image }}" />
                </div>
                {% endif %}
                
                <div class="media-object-section"> 
                    <h5><a href="{{ child.url }}">{% if child.menu %},{{ child.menu }},{% else %},{{ child.title }},{% endif %}</a></h5>
                </div>
            </div>
            {% endfor %}

Still does not provide the expected list.

Or this: https://learn.getgrav.org/cookbook/twig-recipes#list-the-last-5-recent-blog-posts

Hi,

It’s what I did at the beginning but it was not working either. Will test it deeper, maybe rsync impacted the datetime of the files too…

Weird, it works now. Maybe I had some cache issues on server or browser side… Sorry for the noise

This worked:

{% set recentnews =
                page.collection({
                    'items': '@root.descendants'
                })
                .order('modifiedDate', 'desc')
                .slice(0,10)
            %}
            {% for child in recentnews %}
            <div class="media-object">
                {% set showcase_image = child.media.images|first.resize(100,100).url %}
                {% if showcase_image %}
                <div class="media-object-section">
                    <img alt="{{ child.title }}" src="{{ showcase_image }}" />
                </div>
                {% endif %} 
                
                <div class="media-object-section"> 
                    <h5><a href="{{ child.url }}">{% if child.menu %},{{ child.menu }},{% else %},{{ child.title }},{% endif %}</a></h5>
                </div>
            </div>
            {% endfor %}

Thanks :slight_smile:

@rhukster so we have:

{{ page.header.date }} <- by setting manually date in header
{{ page.header.modified_date }} <- its built in
{{ page.header.publish_date }} <- its built in but it seems like it is same as date I can set manually?

Is that correct?

I would say that date is equal to modified_date when not set manually and equals to the file’s last modified date on system.

published_date is really intenteded for future publishing. ie. you create a post today, but set published_date for next week. it won’t show up until that published_date is passed.