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Get today's date in Jekyll with Liquid markup

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

This (should) be easy, I think, but I’m unable to get today’s date to show in a Jekyll page using Liquid markup. According to the documentation, I should be able to do this to get this date’s year:

{{ 'now' | date: "%Y" }}

But all that gets rendered is the string now, not any formatted date. What am I doing wrong?

Answers:

It didn’t work for me either. It appears you’ve hit a current bug in the Ruby 1.9.3 support. There is a pull request that fixes the bug, but it’s not incorporated yet. A workaround is listed, perhaps it will work for you:

{{ site.time | date: '%y' }}

Questions:
Answers:

To get the whole year, for example “2015”, from the site.time, you can either use:

{{ site.time | date: '%Y' }}
# OR
20{{ site.time | date: '%y' }}

To just get the last 2 digits from the year 2015, this will just output “15”:

{{ site.time | date: '%y' }}