HUBL limiting dates

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mkarsten
Top Contributor

I'm working on a blog home landing page using a custom module with HUBL. The basic Hubl is working to pull the 3 most popular blog posts:

<div class="popular-post">
{% set pop_posts = blog_popular_posts('default', 3) %} {% for pop_post in pop_posts %}
<p style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="{{ pop_post.featured_image }}" width="150" style="padding-right: 15px">
<a href="{{pop_post.url}}">
{{ pop_post.name }}
</a></p>

 

Now I need to limit it to only include blogs published within the last year from the current date. I started with an if statement, but then found some filtering info, so I've been playing with:

{% set date = 'null' %}
{{date}}
{{date|minus_time(1, 'years') }}

But it's not working, still pulling all time.

 

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

</div>

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Kevin-C
Solution
Recognized Expert

What about increasing our dictionery and limiting the printed content that matches the year criteria?

{% set pop_posts = blog_recent_posts('default', 36) %} {# assuming you're publishing 3 posts a month - could be less to reduce load #}
{% set today =  local_dt %} {# get and assign current date #}
{% set resCount = 0 %}

<div class="popular-post">
  {% for pop_post in pop_posts %}

    {% set postDate = pop_post.publish_date %} {# get and assign post publish date per loop #}
    {% set yearDif = today|between_times(postDate, 'years') %} {# compare the date objects to the year - outputs an integer #}

    {% if yearDif <= 0 %} {# if the the yearDif is less than or equal to 0, print #}
      {% if resCount < 3 %} {# if we've matched 3 we can ignore the rest #}
        {% set resCount = resCount + 1 %} {# resCount++ #}
        <p style="font-size: 16px;">
          <img src="{{ pop_post.featured_image }}" width="150" style="padding-right: 15px">
          <a href="{{pop_post.url}}">
            {{ pop_post.name }}
          </a>
        </p>
      {% endif %} 
    {% endif %} 

  {% endfor %}
</div>

 

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Kevin-C
Solution
Recognized Expert

I missed that the between_times will return the integer with the value of the difference. So on posts older than 1 year it returns -1 and not 1 like I assumed.

 

Fix:

Change the operator in the first for loop to be ">=" rather than "<=".

 

{% set pop_posts = blog_popular_posts('default', 36) %} {# assuming you're publishing 3 posts a month - could be less to reduce load #}
{% set today =  local_dt %} {# get and assign current date #}
{% set resCount = 0 %}

<div class="popular-post">
  {% for pop_post in pop_posts %}

    {% set postDate = pop_post.publish_date %} {# get and assign post publish date per loop #}
    {% set yearDif = today|between_times(postDate, 'years') %} {# compare the date objects to the year - outputs an integer #}

    {% if yearDif >= 0 %} {# if the the yearDif is less than or equal to 0, print #}
      {% if resCount < 3 %} {# if we've matched 3 we can ignore the rest #}
        {% set resCount = resCount + 1 %} {# resCount++ #}
        <p style="font-size: 16px;">
          <img src="{{ pop_post.featured_image }}" width="150" style="padding-right: 15px">
          <a href="{{pop_post.url}}">
            {{ pop_post.name }}
          </a>
        </p>
      {% endif %} 
    {% endif %} 

  {% endfor %}
</div>

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sharonlicari
Community Manager

Hey @mkarsten 

 

I will tag a few of our experts to learn from them.   

       

Hey  @amwilie @willsmith @stefen could you please share your knowledge with @mkarsten?

 

Thank you & Happy Holidays

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mkarsten
Top Contributor

Thanks for passing it on!

Kevin-C
Recognized Expert

Hey @mkarsten 

 

Could you try something like this?

<div class="popular-post">
  {% set pop_posts = blog_recent_posts('default', 3) %}
  {% set today =  local_dt %} {# get and assign current date #}
  {% for pop_post in pop_posts %}

  {% set postDate = pop_post.publish_date %} {# get and assign post publish date per loop #}
  {% set yearDif = today|between_times(postDate, 'years') %} {# compare the date objects to the year - outputs an integer #}
  
    {% if yearDif <= 0 %} {# if the the yearDif is less than or equal to 0, print #}

    <p style="font-size: 16px;">
      <img src="{{ pop_post.featured_image }}" width="150" style="padding-right: 15px">
      <a href="{{pop_post.url}}">
        {{ pop_post.name }}
      </a>
    </p>
  
    {% endif %} 

  {% endfor %}
</div>

 

 

EDIT:

I just noticed that this could very well return less than 3 resualts. I will continue to explore the most effieicent option.

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bschneidewind
Top Contributor | Diamond Partner

That might work tho.... if they want to limit it to the past year, they might have to accept that there could be less than 3 posts. 

Kevin-C
Solution
Recognized Expert

What about increasing our dictionery and limiting the printed content that matches the year criteria?

{% set pop_posts = blog_recent_posts('default', 36) %} {# assuming you're publishing 3 posts a month - could be less to reduce load #}
{% set today =  local_dt %} {# get and assign current date #}
{% set resCount = 0 %}

<div class="popular-post">
  {% for pop_post in pop_posts %}

    {% set postDate = pop_post.publish_date %} {# get and assign post publish date per loop #}
    {% set yearDif = today|between_times(postDate, 'years') %} {# compare the date objects to the year - outputs an integer #}

    {% if yearDif <= 0 %} {# if the the yearDif is less than or equal to 0, print #}
      {% if resCount < 3 %} {# if we've matched 3 we can ignore the rest #}
        {% set resCount = resCount + 1 %} {# resCount++ #}
        <p style="font-size: 16px;">
          <img src="{{ pop_post.featured_image }}" width="150" style="padding-right: 15px">
          <a href="{{pop_post.url}}">
            {{ pop_post.name }}
          </a>
        </p>
      {% endif %} 
    {% endif %} 

  {% endfor %}
</div>

 

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mkarsten
Top Contributor

Both worked great, but I went with the 2nd suggestion since there was concern about the first showing less than 3 posts. The styling changed a bit to match our main website on a different platform, but otherwise was a straight copy and paste. Appreciated the notes to understand what each step was doing. Thanks so much for the help!!! 

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mkarsten
Top Contributor

I spoke too soon.:( When I went to double check the blog posts the automation is pulling, it is bringing up the 3 most recent instead of the 3 most popular. When I change the first set to {% set pop_posts = blog_popular_posts('default', 36) %} it then pulls all time instead of only from the last year. Any other suggestions?

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Kevin-C
Solution
Recognized Expert

I missed that the between_times will return the integer with the value of the difference. So on posts older than 1 year it returns -1 and not 1 like I assumed.

 

Fix:

Change the operator in the first for loop to be ">=" rather than "<=".

 

{% set pop_posts = blog_popular_posts('default', 36) %} {# assuming you're publishing 3 posts a month - could be less to reduce load #}
{% set today =  local_dt %} {# get and assign current date #}
{% set resCount = 0 %}

<div class="popular-post">
  {% for pop_post in pop_posts %}

    {% set postDate = pop_post.publish_date %} {# get and assign post publish date per loop #}
    {% set yearDif = today|between_times(postDate, 'years') %} {# compare the date objects to the year - outputs an integer #}

    {% if yearDif >= 0 %} {# if the the yearDif is less than or equal to 0, print #}
      {% if resCount < 3 %} {# if we've matched 3 we can ignore the rest #}
        {% set resCount = resCount + 1 %} {# resCount++ #}
        <p style="font-size: 16px;">
          <img src="{{ pop_post.featured_image }}" width="150" style="padding-right: 15px">
          <a href="{{pop_post.url}}">
            {{ pop_post.name }}
          </a>
        </p>
      {% endif %} 
    {% endif %} 

  {% endfor %}
</div>

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mkarsten
Top Contributor

Checked the stats and that did the trick! Thanks for the quick response.:)

PS: The order looks correct.

Kevin-C
Recognized Expert

Another note that just occured to me. I'm not sure what order the blog_popular_posts('default', 36) request will return. It might be safe to assume that they'll come in as most – least popular relatively. So they won't be in chronological order if thats the case, but that if statement should still olny print values of a year or less.

 

If thats an issue we will have to look into reordering the pop_posts before running it through the printing logic.

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