This library is to get what time left in the future... if $future = next month it will return 1 M or if 12 hour left it will return 12h 00m left.

function timeLeft($future) // $original should be the future date and time in unix format { date_default_timezone_set('Asia/Jakarta'); // Common time periods as an array of arrays $periods = array( array(60 * 60 * 24 * 365 , 'Y'), array(60 * 60 * 24 * 30 , 'M'), array(60 * 60 * 24 * 7, 'W'), array(60 * 60 * 24 , 'D'), array(60 * 60 , 'H'), array(60 , 'M'), ); $today = time(); $since = $future - $today; // Find the difference of time between now and the future // Loop around the periods, starting with the biggest for ($i = 0, $j = count($periods); $i < $j; $i++) { $seconds = $periods[$i][0]; $name = $periods[$i][1]; // Find the biggest whole period if (($count = floor($since / $seconds)) != 0) { break; } } $print = ($count == 1) ? '1 '.$name : "$count {$name}"; if ($i + 1 < $j) { // Retrieving the second relevant period $seconds2 = $periods[$i + 1][0]; $name2 = $periods[$i + 1][1]; // Only show it if it's greater than 0 if (($count2 = floor(($since - ($seconds * $count)) / $seconds2)) != 0) { $print .= ($count2 == 1) ? ', 1 '.$name2 : ", $count2 {$name2}"; } } return $print; } ?>