Playing with Dates

while developing e-commerce project i got requirement like if any user purchase free trail product our website send one link to him which is limited for 3 days,so after 3 days if user click on that link it will show a message like “Your link has been expire”.

so first thing we need to create future date. below function help to create future date.

$limit_date = mktime(0,0,0,date("m"),date("d")+3,date("Y"));

next thing we need to think is how to compare two dates?

we can not directly use comparison operator for dates, so we need to use bellow function

The strtotime() function parses an English textual date or time into a Unix time stamp.

$cdate = date("Y-m-d");
$d1 = strtotime($cdate);
$d2 = strtotime($limitdate);
if($d1 > $d2)
	echo "limit over";

Done!!..!!  🙂


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