date-fns VS jquery-timeago

Compare date-fns vs jquery-timeago and see what are their differences.


⏳ Modern JavaScript date utility library ⌛️ (by date-fns)


:clock8: The original jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. "4 minutes ago"). (by rmm5t)
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date-fns jquery-timeago
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TypeScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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  • How to handle 'time ago' and site caching?
    2 projects | /r/Wordpress | 26 Apr 2022 - says that it will only apply the 'timeago' function on time tags with a "timeago" class. Is that what you're using?
    2 projects | /r/Wordpress | 26 Apr 2022
    Thanks, I've tested and this works with . General question, will this be lighter performance-wise vs using a PHP function to change datetime appearance & Low ttl on the page (This is how it was done before)?

What are some alternatives?

When comparing date-fns and jquery-timeago you can also consider the following projects:

dayjs - ⏰ Day.js 2kB immutable date-time library alternative to Moment.js with the same modern API

Luxon - ⏱ A library for working with dates and times in JS

moment - Parse, validate, manipulate, and display dates in javascript.

countdown.js - Super simple countdowns.

moment-timezone - Timezone support for moment.js

timeago.js - :clock8: :hourglass: timeago.js is a tiny(2.0 kb) library used to format date with `*** time ago` statement.

js-joda - :clock2: Immutable date and time library for javascript

fecha - Lightweight and simple JS date formatting and parsing

javascript-time-ago - International highly customizable relative date/time formatting

proposal-temporal - Provides standard objects and functions for working with dates and times.

Node RED - Low-code programming for event-driven applications