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Booktrope – Counter


This plugin creates a beautiful “Apple style” flip-clock counter on your post, page or widget using a single short code. This plugin was created to track the number of books delivered by Booktrope Publishing, but could have many other uses. You can set the starting number, the increment, the pace, and a seed date (the date on which the seed number was correct).

You can see an example of the counter in action at

Short Code:

[thecounter num=”989432″ date=”2013-04-01″ increment=”2″ pace=”600″]

num - starting number
date - seed date YYYY-MM-DD (date on which the number was valid)
increment - how many to add each time the counter fires
pace - how long in milliseconds to wait until adding the increment

If a seed date exists, the plugin will calculate how many times the counter would have fired and update the starting number to be correct for the current time.


  • Booktrope Apple Style Counter in action



  • Initial release

Contributors & Developers

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