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Countdown to Next Post

Description

This plugin will display a countdown timer that counts down towards your next scheduled post.

The countdown to your next post can be added as a widget, manually to your sidebar, or into any post or page.

This plugin is perfect for people who write posts in advance and schedule them to be posted at a later time. This plugin will automatically search the wordpress database for the next scheduled post and display a countdown so your readers know exactly when it will be posted.

Screenshots

  • Example on a test blog

Installation

Download and move “Countdown to Next Post” into your WordPress plugins directory.

Activate this plugin on your admin panel.

Widget

You can activate this plugin as a sidebar widget.

Manually Insert into Sidebar

Instead of using the widget, you can also manually add the following code into your sidebar.php file:

<li>
<h2>Next Post</h2>
<ul>
<li>
<?php function_exists('scott_timer')?scott_timer():NULL; ?>
</li>
</ul>
</li><li id='countdown'><h2>Countdown:</h2>
<ul>

Insert into a page or post

If you want to insert the “Countdown to Next Post” into a page or post, you can add the following shortcode into the HTML editor for a post or page.

[countdown_to_next_post]

FAQ

I am not getting a countdown. All I see is “No scheduled Posts”.

For this plugin to create a countdown timer there needs to be atleast one post scheduled to be posted at a future time. If you do not have any posts scheduled then you will not see a countdown because there is nothing to countdown to. I would suggest scheduling a test post so you can play around with the plugin and get the formatting how you want it.

How do I schedule a post to be posted at a later time?

When you have completed writing a post, you have the option of posting it right away or scheduling it to post at a later time. You can do this by clicking on the “edit” link beside “Publish immediately” which is just above the save and publish buttons.

Contributors & Developers

“Countdown to Next Post” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.