News Display, Content infos

Module to display the last modification date, based on the article (create/modified) dates in your site. Note that it does not display any other changes, e.g. in Category or Modules.

db8 Site Last Modified


  • Joomla 4 version:
  • Joomla 3 version:
  • Joomla 2.5, 1.5 and 1.0 versions are no longer available


Text before Date: Put here any text that should be displayed before the date.
Date/time format: Use the PHP date format to format the date/time.
Text after Date: Put here any text that should be displayed after the date.
Note: HTML tags are allowed, so you can use and around your text to get bold characters.


  • Text before Date: This site was last < b > modified on:
  • Date/time format: l d F Y, H:i:s
  • Text after Date: < /b > !!! will display: This site was last modified on: Thursday 17 April 2014, 18:30:59 !!!


  • 15-Mar-2022 : v3.0.2 (Joomla 3 version)
    • Fixed some errors with J4 code in the J3 Module
  • 7-Mar-2022 : v4.0.1 (Joomla 4 version)
    • Increased the version number to force Joomla 4 websites to use the new Joomla 4 version
    • Replaced old J3 helper.php with empty placeholder (new J4 helper is now located in /src/Helper/DateHelper.php)
  • 7-Mar-2022 : v3.0.1 (Joomla 3 version)
    • Fixed issue with missing files in .zip package
  • 6-Mar-2022 : v3.0.0
    • Refactored Joomla 3 version to namespacing (used since Joomla 3.8)
    • Added Joomla 4 version
  • 28-Jan-2015 : v2.6.0
    • Added filter="raw" to mod_db8sitelastmodified.xml to make it possible to add HTML code to "Text before/after Date" fields.
  • 17-Apr-2014 : v2.5.0
    • Changed date format from PHP strftime to PHP date to display weekday & month in other languages. Updated the module to Joomla 3.x and added for automatic future update notifications and one-click-update functionality

Thanks to

  • Chris Gelauff - for Translation of fr-FR language pack.
  • Markus Wortmann - for Translation of de-DE language pack.
This free (thank you developers!) module does exactly what it's supposed to.
The output syntax can be adjusted to your individual needs.
Ease of use
As easy as it can be. You just should know a littlebit about CSS to style the output your way.
I used this to: Frontpage display of last modification time (it was a customer request). Formerly i used a custom module that i had to update manually.

Simple & easy

Posted on 08 April 2016
A useful extension, though the content is in an HTML list for some reason. Also, you can't leave the end punctuation empty.
Ease of use
Simple, though I had to bang the display into shape by neutralizing the HTML list's padding and bullet.
I used this to: Showing last updated date on a product catalog site.


Posted on 16 October 2014
Nice compact module that does what it's supposed to. Thanks for providing!


Posted on 10 May 2014
Great job!

Thank you very much!!

Simple, but much effective!

cu freewilly
This extension is very nice, it works what it is made for. It is very simple and tiny module. Easy to understand and modify and deploy in site.

Thank you very much for sharing nice module!


Posted on 30 March 2013
Easy to install, to publish, it does what I need. Thank you.
Thats all, it does what it says. Easy to install, easy to publish, easy to customize. A must have for a site that is frequently updated.

Flawless module!

Posted on 06 August 2010
This is one of those modules that is 100% kosher.

It does what it claims to do, installation is straighforward, administration is a delight. No skills needed. Fit for the royal family!

Here's a tip for newbies like myself.

If you for example want to have two lines like this:

"This site was updated:

05 augusti 2010, 15:14"

The input would be:

This site was updated:


Excellent, straightforward module that does precisely what's intended to do. Easy installation too.
Well, this is awesome - it does exactly what I was looking for, and is very configurable using the date formats I found here (just omit the ' and ' at start and end):

Shame you cannot remove completely the text before the date - seeing as any module can display the title it would be nice to have the option to *only* show the date in the module, and use the title to describe that this is the last modified date.

Thanks though for a great, and useful module.
Owner's reply: Version 2, for Joomla 1.5 native, has just been released. In that version you can completely remove the text before & after the date.
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db8 Site Last Modified

Peter Martin
Last updated:
Mar 15 2022
1 year ago
Date added:
Nov 30 2006
GPLv2 or later
Free download
J3 J4

Uses Joomla! Update System


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