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Last Updated

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This is the version of Last Updated is for concrete 5.7+. A separate version of Last Updated for concrete5.6 is available in the legacy marketplace. Read the reviews for Last Updated.

Show the time a page was Last Updated with complete control of what to consider, how it is formatted and how it is displayed. 

Why this block? The simplistic approach would be to just output the page update time, but that is often not what you want to show because that is the time a new page version was saved, not the time you actually updated the real content. Think of some of the things that could distort what you really mean:

  • Correcting a minor typo in a sidebar changes the update time. 
  • Changing content pulled from a stack does not change the update time.
  • Posting comments in a conversation does not change the update time.
  • Putting the page into edit mode and saving it without editing any blocks changes the update time.
  • Changing a block template or adding a style changes the update time.
  • Adding this block to a page changes the update time!

Last Updated avoids all these nuisances and more by looking at the time individual blocks are updated and allowing you to choose which page areas to consider. By default, only blocks in the Main area of a page are considered, so updates to other areas such as a sidebar or footer are ignored. The edit dialog provides complete control over which areas are included when calculating the last updated time, how layouts, conversations and stacks are included in the calculation, and even whether adding a Last Updated block to an existing page will be considered.

Last Updated also provides easy selection of how the last updated time is formatted, ranging from multiple friendly options like "just now" and "yesterday" through to exact time down to the second. 

Last updated uses Premium Package Infrastructure to provide:

  • A dashboard page to manage global default settings for Last Updated blocks.
  • Any block can have its own settings or track the global settings.
  • Easy override of block specific cache settings.
  • Export and Import block and global settings and copy them between sites.
  • Built in documentation pages.
  • Plugin architecture for easy extension.
Current Version: 7.0.4
Fully Translatable: Yes
Needs External Libraries: No
Compatible 5.7.5+
License: Standard
Support Response: Replies to tickets every few days.
Support Hosted: On concrete5.org
Needs extra server permissions: No
Needs Internet: No
Marketplace Tests:
Passed Automated Tests
Passed PRB Review