user2571510 user2571510 - 1 day ago 4
PHP Question

PHP: calculate days between date and today

if I have a given date in the format yyyy-mm-dd, how can I calculate the difference in days to the current date ?

I just want to check whether this date is more than one week (7 days) old compared to the current date.

Many thanks in advance for any help with this, Tim.

Answer
date_default_timezone_set('Europe/Warsaw');
$from = strtotime('2013-11-01');
$today = time();
$difference = $today - $from;
echo floor($difference / 86400);  // (60 * 60 * 24)

or

date_default_timezone_set('Europe/Warsaw');
$datetime1 = new DateTime('2013-11-01');
$datetime2 = new DateTime('2013-11-15');
$interval = $datetime1->diff($datetime2);
echo $interval->format('%a');
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