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Revision date

The mkdocs-git-revision-date-localized-plugin will add the date on which a Markdown file was last updated at the bottom of each page.

Bundled with the official Docker image

This plugin is already installed for your convenience when you use the official Docker image, so the installation step can be skipped. Read the getting started guide to get up and running with Docker.


The date is extracted at the time of the build, so mkdocs build must be triggered from within a git repository.


Install the plugin using pip:

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


Add the following lines to mkdocs.yml:

  - search # necessary for search to work
  - git-revision-date-localized

Note that the date is printed according to the locale which is determined through the theme language that was set in mkdocs.yml.


The language (i.e. locale) is deduced from the theme.language option.


Default: date

To change the date format, set the type parameter to one of date, datetime, iso_date, iso_datetime or timeago, e.g.:

  - search # necessary for search to work
  - git-revision-date-localized:
      type: date

The following formats are supported:

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


When enabled, the respective date is automatically added at the bottom of each page, e.g.:

Last updated: 28 November, 2019