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Countdown Timer

This plugin allows you to setup a series of dates to count to or from in terms of years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and/or seconds.

How do I prevent the timer from wrapping my countdown?

Add the following to your CSS file: .fergcorp_countdownTimer_timeUnit {white-space: nowrap;}

I have JavaScript countdown enabled and it works on the administration page in the Example Display, but not on my main site!

This, unfortunately, is a problem with your theme, and not with Countdown Timer. Themes must call wp_footer(), which is a standard hook for WordPress. Without it, many other plugins may not work properly either.

Your best bet to fix the problem is to modify the footer.php file and put <?php wp_footer(); ?> right before </html>. Then contact the person you designed the theme and let them know of their coding oversight.

Your program is broken! The count down is off by XX days!

Well, not quite. As it turns out, determining the number of months between two dates is harder than one might think. As you know, all months don't have the same number of days. Thus, some months have 31 days, others have 30 days, and then there's February. It's pretty trivial to figure out the number of complete months between two days (if complete months exist).

However, how many months exist between January 15 and February 20? There are 36 days, which is obviously more than the number of days in any given month we have, so the timer should display 1 month and how many days? Six days (30 days/month)? Five days (31 days/month)? Eight days (28 days/month since the date does end in February)?

I happened to mention my problem to a friend who said that the US military decided that there were 30 days in every month and to prorate the addition day (or less day(s)) for all the months that have more (or less) than 30 days.

Wait, so how /do/ you count months?

Using the above example of January 15 to February 20, there would be one month and five days. February 15 to March 20 would also be one month and five days. Why? January 15 to February 15 is one month. February 15 to February 20 is 5 days. Put them together and you get one month and five days.

Where I am supposed to set the count down time?

Log into your WordPress Dashboard. Expand the Settings menu, click on Countdown Timer. Scroll down to One Time Events. In the dates field, type the date you want to count down to. Fill in the event title field with what text you want displayed. Click Update Events.

There's a foreign (non-English) word that's wrong, what do I do?

There are two ways to fix this. First, you can always contact me via email, blog comment, support forum, etc and let me know about the error. I don't usually issue bug fix updates just for language errors, but it will make it into the next update cycle.

Second, if you're handy with poEdit or something of the like, you can make the changes yourself and email me the .po and .mo files (although I really only need the .po file).

How come there are long periods of time when you don't respond or update the plugin?

I'm an engineer and have to retreat to my cave from time to time. Also, I do this for fun. That means work must come first (unless you want to pay me, then we can talk). Since I work during the week, you may only hear from me during the weekend.

Requires: 3.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-5-6
Downloads: 180,321

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