Cool Timeline

Description

Horizontal And Vertical Timeline WordPress Plugin

Cool Timeline is a responsive WordPress pure HTML & CSS timeline plugin that allows you to create beautiful horizontal and vertical history timeline. You simply create posts, set images and date then Cool Timeline will automatically populate these posts in chronological order(ASC or DESC), based on the year and date of stories. You can easily show timeline on any page of your website using shortcode – [cool-timeline]

Check Cool Timeline Demos

Cool Timeline Pro Demo | Cool Timeline Free Demo

You can show your stories, events, appointments, concerts, future & history happenings by using Cool Timeline plugin on your website.

Cool Timeline Shortcode

[cool-timeline layout=”default” skin=”default” show-posts=”10″ date-formats=”F j” icons=”YES” animation=”FadeInOut”]

Learn More About Shortcode | Check Timeline Installation Guide

Features Of Cool Timeline

  • Compact Timeline:- Now our free users can also create a compact timeline, means a timeline without a lot of space between stories. Check Demo Here >>
  • Clean Layout:- If you love clean and clear look without a lot of colors then you can showcase your story via our clean layout. Check Demo Here >>
  • Horizontal Roadmap Timeline:- With help of Roadmap desgin, you can represent your Project/Company Plans and Phases. Check Demo Here >>
  • Advanced Design & Optimized Code:- We have also made it developer friendly, you can easily customize timeline story default query.
  • Create both-sided or one-sided vertical timeline.
  • Show timeline images in pop-up or link to full story.
  • Choose cool icons along with stories.
  • Specify story background custom colors.
  • Specify year circle custom color.
  • You can specify different colors for story posts title.
  • Show read more button for full story page.
  • Show stories in DESC or ASC order.
  • Easy to use shortcode to place the cool timeline wherever your heart desires – [cool-timeline].
  • Translation ready and translated in 4 languages (German, French, Indonesian & Italian).
  • TinyMCE button to generate the timeline shortcode or easily add shortcode on any page using Gutenberg ready blocks.
  • Responsive and mobile ready timeline.

Cool Timeline Pro Features

To make it more cool we have enhanced our plugin by adding many advanced design features in pro version – multiple design options, animation effects, advanced horizontal timeline support, create multiple timelines and more. Here you can check our pro features:-

  • Manage stories via categories abd create multiple timelines based on category.
  • Choose any year(starting from 1000) – You can also choose years before 0 (BC/AD Support) or you can also add custom label instead of date/year in timeline.
  • Convert blog posts into blog timeline.
  • Create beautiful horizontal content slider timeline.
  • Multiple timeline skins (light, dark & multicolor).
  • Multiple timeline designs (Flat, Elegant, Classic).
  • Use as Visual Composer addon.
  • Beautiful timeline scrolling navigation.
  • Add slider & video inside timeline stories.
  • Advanced style and design options.
  • Create Step by Step tutorial timeline.
  • One click stories migration from free version to PRO version.
  • Optimized timelines loading speed.
  • Ajax load more and stories pagination.

Where can you use Cool Timeline plugin?

You can show history/future stories, events, appointments and many other cool things using our Cool Timeline plugin. Here are all areas where you can use this plugin:-

  • Represent your company story.
  • Showcase tutorial/process steps in timeline format.
  • Create a program timeline.
  • Timeline is best way to represent history.
  • Create events / appointments timeline.
  • Job stories / achievements timeline.
  • Personal story timeline.

We have tried our best to create an awesome timeline plugin but still if you face any installation, coding or design error, you can [contact us](mailto: contact@cooltimeline.com) anytime. Also remember to try our Cool Timeline Pro version for extra cool features and design options.

Buy Cool Timeline Pro | Check Timeline Pro Documentation

Screenshots

  • Cool timeline frontend view and story elements.
  • Cool timeline story creation screen with instructions.
  • Cool timeline general settings section.
  • Cool timeline PRO features.
  • Cool timeline PRO Single Sided.
  • Cool timeline PRO Horizontal view.
  • Create any type of timeline using Cool timeline PRO .

Installation

3 Ways To Install Cool Timeline

  1. Automatically install our plugin via WordPress admin panel:- Open your WordPress website admin panel and go to Plugins > Click Add New & search ‘Cool Timeline‘ at here > Here you will find our plugin > Now click on install button > After this you will see a activate button > Just activate it to use Cool Timeline inside your website.
  2. Install via Zip file:- In this method first you need to download our plugin from wordpress plugins directory. Go to https://wordpress.org/plugins/cool-timeline/ & Download Cool Timeline. After this inside your WP-admin panel, click on Plugins > Add New > Upload Button. Now choose the plugin zip file that you just downloaded from wordpress plugins directory & activate it.
  3. Install plugin via FTP:- In this method you also first need to download plugin zip file from wordpress plugins directory. After this open your FTP manager and Go to > wp-content/plugins folder. Here you need to upload extracted version of Cool Timeline (please remember don’t upload zip file directly at here). After this you can activate plugin from wp-admin panel plugins page.

Create Timeline

  • After installation and plugin activation, you will find 2 extra tabs in Wp-admin panel sidebar – Timeline Stories and Cool Timeline.
  • Under “Cool Timeline” tab, you can select different colors, fonts and other design options of timeline according to your website style.
  • Under “Timeline Stories” tab, You can add all of your stories by selecting appropriate date and year.
  • After adding all of your stories, Go to Pages > Add New, Here you can create a timeline by using our in-build short-code generator or simply place this short-code – [cool-timeline].

Final Words!

If you are facing any difficulty in Cool Timeline plugin installation then you can contact our support at here – contact@cooltimeline.com

FAQ

How to install Cool Timeline plugin & create timeline?

Please check – plugin installation guide or Cool Timeline Pro documentation

Can I choose any historical date/year?

Year starts from 1970 in free version but in pro version you can choose any historical year from 1000 to 2050 for creating a story inside Cool Timeline or you can also add custom text instead of date/year.

What is plugin shortcode & how can we use it?

Here is full short-code of Cool Timeline plugin:-

[cool-timeline layout=”default” skin=”default” show-posts=”10″ date-formats=”F j” icons=”YES” animation=”FadeInOut”]

  • [cool-timeline] = It is our default short-code syntax.
  • layout = We have five layout options (default, horizontal, one-side, simple, compact). In simple timeline you can create a timeline without bigger year circle in between the stories.
  • skin = 2 skins available (default, clean)
  • animation = We have only 1 animation effect (FadeInOut) in Cool Timeline free version. You can purchase pro for more effects.
  • date-format = You can choose any date-format to show with the stories according to your language and requirements.
  • icons = You can show(YES/NO) cool icons along with timeline stories.
  • show-posts = If you have a large timeline with a lot of stories then you can use this option to show pagination option after a number of stories.
Can I see online demo?

Yes, Check free version demo at – https://free.cooltimeline.com
For Pro demo please check – https://www.cooltimeline.com/#cool-demos

Can I convert my blog posts into timeline?

No, This facility is only available in Cool Timeline PRO version. You can only create a blog/content timeline using Cool Timeline Pro

Can I create multiple timelines based on different categories?

Timeline category option is only available in our Pro version so you need to purchase pro if you want to create category specific multiple timelines.

Can I choose custom colors and fonts?

Yes, You can choose 2 custom colors and any font-family from our font-list according to your website style. These colors will automatically apply on all of your timeline stories in an alternative way.

Can I hide bigger circular year circle?

Yes, You need to select “simple” layout while adding the short-code. In this shortcode you can create a timeline by hiding bigger year circle.

Is it possible to create both horizontal & vertical timeline?

You can only create vertical timeline in our free version. But We have cool design options to create both vertical and horizontal timeline in our Pro version.

Do you have any support email for extra questions?

Yes, You can contact us anytime at here – contact@cooltimeline.com. We will try to provide an answer with in 24 hours.

Can, I customize the plugin with Hooks?

Yes, You can easily customize the main elements of timeline stories using below mentioned hooks.

// customize Stories dates format
add_filter('cool_timeline_story_date',array($this,'ctl_story_date_filter'));
function ctl_story_date_filter($format) {
    // you can find complete list of date formats from:- https://secure.php.net/manual/en/function.date.php
    $format='Y';
    return $format;
}

add_filter('cool_timeline_story_content',array($this,'ctl_story_content_filter'));
function ctl_story_content_filter($content) {
    return $content;
}

// changes stories images size
add_filter('cool_timeline_story_img_size',array($this,'ctl_story_image_size_filter'));
function ctl_story_image_size_filter($img_size) {
    // thumbnail:- Thumbnail (150 x 150 hard cropped)
    // medium :- Medium resolution (300 x 300 max height 300px)
    //'medium_large' :- Medium Large (added in WP 4.4) resolution (768 x 0 infinite height)
    //'large':- Large resolution (1024 x 1024 max height 1024px)
    //'full':- Full resolution (original size uploaded)
    // array(200,200): custom size
    $img_size='thumbnail';
    return $img_size;
}

// change read-more text
add_filter('cool_timeline_read_more_text',array($this,'ctl_stories_readmore'));
function ctl_stories_readmore($read_more_text) {
    $read_more_text="test";
    return $read_more_text;
}

Reviews

Incredible Support!

Not only is this plugin exactly what I was looking for, but when I ran into a hiccup and didn't have enough know-how to solve it myself (even with guidance 🤦🏻‍♀️) they fixed it for me quickly and politely! Great plugin. Great support.

Fantastic Support

As a relative novice I sought the help of the plugin provider - what fantastic service - nothing was too much trouble and was dealt with there and then. Add that onto an already very good plugin and why would you not want to show off the history of your club, organisation or business. Many thanks for all your help.
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Contributors & Developers

“Cool Timeline” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

Version 1.6.3 | Feb 22, 2019

  • Fixed:gutenberg-block/ctl-block.php syntax error .
  • Improvment:compatibility checks with WordPress 5.1

Version 1.6.2 | Feb 19, 2019

  • Fixed: 404 Stories not found bug.
  • Fixed: Read more button don’t appear first time.

Version 1.6.1 | JAN 01, 2019

  • Improvment: loaded all block assets in enqueue_block_editor_assets hook
  • Fixed:- Fixed compatibility issues with autooptimize.
  • Improvment:- Added setting descriptions
  • Improvment:- Minor Block improvements

Version 1.6 | DEC 24, 2018

  • Added:- Integrated Timeline Shortcode Block for Gutenberg
  • Fixed:- Fixed compatibility issues with Gutenberg.
  • Improvments:- Minor Style improvements

Version 1.5 | OCT 26, 2018

  • Added:- Integrated brand new layout for Horizontal Timeline
  • Added:- Integarted Horizontal Timeline next/previous navigation buttons.
  • Added:- Added Story date format settings in horizontal timeline
  • Added:- Create any date/time based RoadMap
  • Added:- Integrated filters:-
    1).cool_timeline_story_date,
    2).cool_timeline_story_content,
    3).cool_timeline_story_img_size
    4).cool_timeline_read_more_text
  • Fixed: Compact timeline stories positioning bug
  • Fixed: Compact timeline icon wrong position problem
  • Fixed: In stories content HTML not working problem
  • Fixed: In Safari stories Blur issue
  • Improvements: Compact timeline JS

Version 1.4 | APR 17, 2018

  • Added:- Integrated Horizontal Timeline layout,Using this layout you can easily create Roadmap and small Horizontal timeline.We have represented story full content in popup
  • Added:- Introducted Elementor Page Builder support
  • Improvements: Minor Code Improvements

Version 1.3.2 | SEPT 13, 2017

  • Fixed:- Fixed animation effect compatibility issue with new version of google chrome(Version 61.0.3163.79)
  • Improvements:- added timeline styles in header and scripts in footer

Version 1.3.1 | SEPT 5, 2017

  • Fixed: Fixed Minor Clean Timeline styling issues.

Version 1.3 | SEPT 4, 2017

  • Added:- Added new skins options in shortcode generator.Now user can easily create simple and clean timeline without background colors.
  • Added:- Added new setting panel for story image size
  • Added:- Integrated Hooks.User can easily customize timeline stories query arguments using add_filter(‘ctl_stories_query’,’callback_function’); filter hook.
  • Added:- Added ctl_story_clasess filter hook.Using this hook users can easily add your own custom classes in timeline stories
  • Improvements:- Improved All stories section added story dates and story icons sections
  • Added:- Integrated new font awesome icons Version 4.7
  • Improvements:- Improved overall code.included files based upon conditions
  • Improvements:- Created function for story images and story date
  • Improvements:- Optimized timeline loading speed. Minified all CSS and JS files.

Version 1.2 | MAY 8, 2017

  • Added:- Added brand new compact timeline layout.Using this layout you can easily show your stories in compact mode like(facebook timeline)
  • Added:- Added shortcode generator in all type of posts and pages.
  • Fixed:- Google fonts loading problem of all pages
  • Improvements:- Minor Textual changes
  • Fixed:- Minor CSS and js Fixes

Version 1.1.8 | JAN 12, 2017

  • Added:- Added brand new designs for default timeline
  • Added:- Translation ready and translated in 4 languages(German,French,Indonesian ,Italian)
  • Added:- Added one sided timeline
  • Added:- Show timeline images in pop-up or link to full story
  • Added:- Cool Animation effects
  • Added:- Simple timeline without year circle
  • Added:- You can easily set icons in your stories.
  • Added:- Pagination to limit the number of stories displayed for a large timeline
  • Added:- Custom stories date format feature in shortcode generator
  • Imporved:- Improved over all CSS of timeline
  • Fixed:- Minor bug fixings
  • Improved:- Improved frontend script
  • compatibility:- compatibility with WordPress 4.7.1 and twenty seventeen theme

Version 1.1.7 | JAN 12, 2017

  • Fixed:- Fixed fatal errors.

Version 1.1.6

  • Enhancement: IE imageproblem fixed
  • Fixed : Minor styling fixes.

Version 1.1.5

  • Enhancement: Minor bug fixings

Version 1.1.4

  • Enhancement: Added new shortcode generator.

Version 1.1.3

  • Enhancement: Plugin documentation, demo and screenshots.

Version 1.1.2

  • Fixed: Cannot load cool_timeline_page.
  • Fixed: Unable to access plugin settings page when you have mentioned define(‘DISALLOW_FILE_MODS’,true); contant in wp-config file.
  • Fixed: IE-11 images issue.
  • Enhancement: Migrates google fonts from http to https.

Version 1.1.1

  • Fixed: Minor bug fixings.

Version 1.1

  • Enhancement: Responsive styles
  • Fixed: Read more priority issue
  • Removed: background image options.
  • Fixed: Options panel color options default value issue.
  • Enhancement: Enhancement of all labels.
  • Fixed: Minor bug fixings.

Version 1.0.9

  • Removed: bootstrap.css styles.
  • Added: Independent styles.
  • Added: future Posts feature.
  • Fixed: Fixed css overriding issues.
  • Enhancement: removed extra div’s.

Version 1.0.8

  • Added: Added options in settings panel to Enable/Disable stories date.
  • Added: Main title alignments options in option panel.
  • Fixed: Fixed read more overriding issue.
  • Enhancement: included ctl_styles and bootstrap styles only on timeline page.

Version 1.0.7

  • Fixed: Minor Fixes.

Version 1.0.6

  • Fixed: Date issues
  • Fixed: styles settings issue
  • Fixed: Minor css issues.
  • Enhancement: included styles only on timeline page.

Version 1.0.5

  • Removed: Removed bootflat.css file.
  • Fixed: css issue resolved.

Version 1.0.4

  • Added: Stoires description type short/Full(with HTML) in option panel.
  • Fixed: Typography issues.
  • Fixed: Minor css issues.
  • Fixed: Minor images size issues.

Version 1.0.3

  • Fixed: stories date issue resolved.
  • Fixed: background color issue resolved.
  • Fixed: minor javascript bug removed.

Version 1.0.2

  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 1.0.1

  • Added Stories order option in settings panel for post order by(Ascending ,Descending)
  • improved short description content.
  • updated icons.

Version 1.0

  • Initial Release.