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Business Days Left Clock (13 posts)

  1. ryancharleston
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there a way to remove certain holidays from this countdown clock so you can show how many business/work days left until Jan. 1st?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jquery-t-countdown-widget/

  2. Baden
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Interesting idea, at first blush. But then it raises a few of questions:

    • Would we need a list of dates, and if so, manually entered in, or collected from some local holiday api?
      • No, it's a countdown, so if we need to know how many days left, we just need to remove the number of holidays.
    • So we entered the number of holidays (say 4) and now it's countdown down to a certain date... minus 4 days. We can achieve the same thing to setting the date different, so that makes no sense.

    Wait what exactly would you like to do? Once it's set up it would count down to what exactly? Jan 1st... but then we have a holiday/weekend, what should the countdown do? 'pause' on these days? Take the example of weekend. On Friday evening, there is 150 days, 8 hours and 0 seconds of business time left. On monday morning at 08:00 there is still 150 days, 8 hours and 0 seconds of business time. Monday morning at 09:00 there is 150 days, 7 hours and 0 seconds left. So now we need to know:

    1. business hours
    2. a holiday schedule.
    3. the target date&time

    the countdown now calculates how many total business hours are left, and starts counting down to the target date only during business hours.

    Is this what you imagine?

  3. ryancharleston
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yep! That's exactly it. Basically a countdown clock with the option to pause on Saturdays and Sundays and a custom list of holidays (that I would select inside the plugin settings). Could this plugin be modified to work that way?

  4. Baden
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Let us noodle this a bit. We might build it into our T-Countdown-Control plugin, as this has been built to control and 'schedule' different types of countdowns. We'll get back to you, but it is an interesting idea!

  5. ryancharleston
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Baden, let me know. Would be glad to make a donation to support this added functionality!

  6. ryancharleston
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Baden, are you available to work on modifying this plugin? I'd be happy to pay you for your time!

  7. Baden
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, we're working on it... please contact us at: info (at) twinpictures (dot) de

  8. Be-BrandSure
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am wondering if you made any progress Baden? The ability to determine networking days between two dates as ryanchaleston has requested is valuable. I am looking for the same thing. The use case is as follows: there is an event date a 18 months in the future where non-compliance to the date will be expensive. I want my users to have the current number of working day to display each time they login in. I built such a calculation in an excel spreadsheet using =NETWORKDAYS(start date,end-date,Holidays!$A$3:$A$110). The function calculates the net days by ignoring weekends and referencing a range of specific holidays to not count either. See MS Office for a decsription of this function.

  9. Baden
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just to let everyone know, we have not abandoned this. We should have a clear specification for all that are interested to read and to provide feedback on. Look for it by end of the week.

  10. Be-BrandSure
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Happy New Year... any progress on accounting for business days remaining?... please update your status on this issue

  11. Baden
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yay! 2013 is here. For all interested in adding their voice, we have created a Google Doc: It's Business Time Spec > A Business Time Countdown Plugin for WordPress
    Feel free to view and add your comments!

    -Twinpictures

  12. Baden
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    So, no comments? Has anyone checked out the spec?

  13. Be-BrandSure
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just received your link... for some reason I did not see the spec was posted last week. I am reviewing it now. Will respond as soon as I can.

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