Display your dates as Today, Yesterday etc in PHP

Gary
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Build an array called $myWeek which will hold the array elements Today, Yesterday and then builds up the rest of the week by the name of the day going back 1 week.

 
<?php
$myWeek=array("Today","Yesterday");

for($i=2;$i<7;$i++){
	array_push($myWeek,date('l',strtotime('-'.$i.' day')));
}

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function getDayName($myDate,$myWeek){
	global $myWeek; // globalise the $myWeek array
	if($myDate> strtotime('-7 day')){
		return $myWeek[(time()-$myDate)/(60*60*24)];
	}
	else{
		return date('d/m/Y',$myDate); // else just return the date as a normal date string
	}
}

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Then you just need to pass your date to the function.
If it is already in timestamp format then:
 
$dayName = getDayName($yourdatetime);

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Otherwise convert it to a timestamp:
$dayName = getDayName(strtotime($yourdatetime));

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