Returns the time that has passed since a specified date.
$(countdown) work the exact same way and only coexist for syntactic sugar.
If you provide a date in the past, they both will return the time that has passed since then, but if you provide a date in the future instead, they will both return the time that is left until then.
This variable takes one required parameter that is a date string to count up from.
Supported Date Formats
Jan 01 2022
01 Jan 2022
Jan 1st 2022
1st Jan 2022
Supported Time Formats
A list of more supported date and time formats can be found here.
If you would like to specify a different timezone than coordinated universal time (UTC), you can do so by providing the UTC offset to that timezone (e.g.
GMT-0400 for EDT) at the end of the date string.
A list of all existing timezones can be found here.
$(countup 2022-01-01 00:00:00)(January 1st, 2022 UTC)
17 days, 13 hours and 15 minutes
$(countup Jan 01 2022 00:00:00 GMT-0400)(January 1st, 2022 EDT)
17 days, 9 hours and 15 minutes
In case no date string is provided, returns the following:
[Error: No timestamp provided.]
In case an invalid date string is provided, returns the following:
[Error: Failed to parse timestamp.]