An odometer style counter widget to display either a static value or animates to a set total. Great for tracking totals, not for counting jellyfish.
Add a counter widget to your sidebar and adjust the settings to suit your requirements.
There are three basic modes of operation:
Static - If you only give a Start Value and no End Value the counter will display a static number (useful if you just want to show a total and update it manually as necessary)
Animated – If you supply both start value and end value in the widget, when it is displayed the counter will increment upwards until it reaches the end value. Speed of the count is controlled by the Animation Speed option. Note, this counter has no memory, it will reset when a page is reloaded or changed. Good for visual effect where start and end values are very close together.
Continuous – If you want to count over a long period of time and need your counter to continue to count irrespective of page loads then just select the continuous option in the widget. Then select the interval between the counter increments, in seconds. As soon as you save the widget the counter will “start” and will continue to tick away even if nobody is viewing your blog. You can of course still use the start values and end values in this mode however animation speed and display tenths have no effect.
You can also configure the digit height, width and font as well as animation speed (animated mode only) and "bustedness" (misalignment of the digits).
In the "Digit Style" setting you can specify a font or font style, this must be valid css values as it it added to the digits css. Note you cannot adjust the size of the font here, that is automatically set from the height/width and padding settings.