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PCF Birthday Countdown

Description

Basic Instructions

Once the plugin is installed, go to Settings > General > PCF Countdown Options to input a name and date for the countdown.

Use the shortcode [pcf_bday_countdown] to output the countdown.

The countdown will output in days by default (e.g ‘105 days until names Birthday’).

Changing output type

The shortcode can be given a ‘type’ attribute, like so:

[pcf_bday_countdown type="days|weeks|sleeps"]

This enables you to change the output type.

There are 3 types to choose from:

  • Days
  • Weeks
  • Sleeps

If you do not specify the type attribute, or specify an invalid type, it will default to ‘days’.

Example:

[pcf_bday_countdown type="weeks"]

will output as

It's `x` weeks and `y` days until `name`s Birthday!

Styling the output

Styling the output is an advanced setting, that involves writing custom CSS.

The shortcode can be given an ‘id’ attribute, which can then be used to style the output using CSS.

For example,

[pcf_bday_countdown id="my-id"]

would output in HTML as

<p id="my-id">...</p>

You can then add custom CSS through Appearance > Editor. If your theme supports custom CSS, you may be able to add your styles in Theme Options. If there is a custom css file in Editor, it is advised to use that for custom styles.

Here is an example of some custom styles:

#my-id{
    color: blue;
    font-size: 16px;
    text-decoration: underline;
}

This will set the output to be blue, underlined, and to have a font size of 16px.

Installation

  1. Upload ‘pcf-birthday-countdown.zip’ to WordPress
  2. Activate the plugin once installed.
  3. Configure all settings in Settings > General > PCF Countdown Options.
  4. Place shortcode where you want the countdown to appear!

FAQ

Can I style the outputted text?

Yes! You can add an ID using the id id attribute. See ‘Description’ for more information.

Can I change the output text?

No, you need the premium version of our plugin to do this.

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

2.2

  • [Fixed] Fixed a bug that caused the admin notice to appear on every page.

2.1

  • [Added] Added widget feature for users who don’t want to use shortcodes. The widget takes 2 inputs: type and id, which work in the same way as the shortcode attributes.
  • [Update] Rewrote some algorithms for more robustness and efficiency.

2.0

  • [Updated] Rewrote a large amount of the output code and changed the counter so that it is accurate.
  • [Added] Added a new output for when the event is on the same day as viewing. i.e on the set date the output will be “It’s event!”.

1.3

  • [Updated] Made the plugin show the word ‘day’ instead of ‘days’ when applicable. Same applies to ‘weeks’.

1.2

  • [Updated] Changed how ‘weeks’ outputs. Makes more sense now.

1.1

  • [Added] Added a verification to make sure that the date entered is valid. (i.e if 30th of February is entered, it will automatically switch to the 28th or 29th, depending on whether it’s a leap year.

1.0

  • Published Plugin