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Booktrope – Counter

Description

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 http://booktrope.com

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.

Screenshots

  • Booktrope Apple Style Counter in action

Installation

  1. Upload the bt-counter folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. To test:
  4. Create a new page or post and add the text: [thecounter]
  5. Publish the page and the counter should appear using the default values.
  6. Edit the page or post and customize the counter rate, increment, starting value and date

Short Code Definition:

[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

Contributors & Developers

“Booktrope – Counter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.1

  • Initial release