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Mkdocs plugin that enables displaying the localized date of the last git modification of a markdown file.

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MkDocs plugin that enables displaying the date of the last git modification of a page. The plugin uses babel and timeago.js to provide different localized date formats. Initial fork from mkdocs-git-revision-date-plugin.


(Example when used together with mkdocs-material theme)


Install the plugin using pip with the following command:

pip install mkdocs-git-revision-date-localized-plugin

Next, add the following lines to your mkdocs.yml:

  - search
  - git-revision-date-localized

If you have no plugins entry in your config file yet, you'll likely also want to add the search plugin. MkDocs enables it by default if there is no plugins entry set.

When using CI runners

The plugin needs access to the last commit that touched a file to be able to retrieve the date. If you build your docs using CI then you might need to change the default settings:

  • github actions: set fetch_depth to 0 (docs)
  • gitlab runners: set GIT_DEPTH to 1000 (docs)


In supported themes

In theme templates

In templates you can use page.meta.git_revision_date_localized:

{% if page.meta.git_revision_date_localized %}
  Last update: {{ page.meta.git_revision_date_localized }}
{% endif %}

In markdown pages

In your markdown files you can use {{ git_revision_date_localized }}:

Last update: {{ git_revision_date_localized }}



To change the date format, set the type parameter to one of date, datetime, iso_date, iso_datetime or timeago. Default is date. Example outputs:

28 November, 2019           # type: date
28 November, 2019 13:57:28  # type: datetime
2019-11-28                  # type: iso_date
2019-11-28 13:57:26         # type: iso_datetime
20 hours ago                # type: timeago


Specify a two letter ISO639 language code to display dates in your preferred language.

  • When used in combination with type: date or type: datetime, translation is done using babel which supports these locales
  • When used in combination with type: timeago then timeago.js is added to your website, which supports these locales. If you specify a locale not supported by timeago.js, the fallback is English (en)
  • When not set, this plugin will look for locale or language options set in your theme. If also not set, the fallback is English (en)


If set to true (default is false) the plugin will use the time when running mkdocs build instead of the git revision date. This means the revision date will be inaccurate, but this can be useful if your build environment has no access to GIT and you want to ignore the Git exceptions during git log.


Example with all options:

# mkdocs.yml
  - git-revision-date-localized:
    locale: en
    type: timeago
    fallback_to_build_date: true


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