Smart Countdown FX Easy Recurring Events

Description

Smart Countdown FX Easy Recurring Events requires Smart Countdown FX version 1.3 or higher, please do not forget to update before proceeding.

Up to four independent recurrence patterns can be defined. Supported patterns are:

  • Hourly – every 10, 15, 20 or 30 minutes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 or 12 hours starting from a given time

  • Daily – every day at a given time

  • Weekly – every week on chosen week days (more than one day can be selected) at a given time

  • Monthly – every month on a given date at a given time

  • Monthly by week day – every month on a given week and day (e.g. first monday, last saturday, second friday, etc.)

  • Yearly – every year on a given month and date at a given time

Other features

When configuring Smart Countdown FX or adding a shortcode to you post you can choose one of or both recirrence patterns defined in “Smart Countdown FX Easy Recurring Events” configuration. The opition to use both patterns will merge events from each recurrence into a single timeline. Of course you can merge any kind of patterns but mostly this feature serves for creating different schedules for week days and weekends in a combined “Weekly” pattern.

All events in a recurrence pattern have the same duration which can be set in “Duration” option in plugin configuration. When recurring events are imported the widget will show countdown to the next scheduled event and after event starts it will show “In progress” (or whatever title you set for “count up” mode) while event is in progress (i.e. during the interval set as “Duration”). After that the counter will automatically start countdown to the next event.

Overlapping events are also supported.

For samples and complete list of features see this page

Screenshots

  • Prepared to merge daily events for workdays, saturday and sunday

  • Only one monthly recurring pattern active

Installation

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page. Open “Settings” and configure recurrence pattern(s)

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page. Open “Settings” and configure recurrence pattern(s)

How does one use the shortcode, exactly?

Actually there is a single shortcode – “import_config”.

http://wp.smartcalc.org/recurring-events/ – complete list of attribute values for this shortcode has been provided to answer this exact question.

I have installed the plugin, but the counter doesn’t appear in available widgets list.

Do not forget to install and activate the main plugin – Smart Countdown FX.

I have configured the widget but it is not displayed.

Please, check “Counter display mode” setting in the widget options. If “Auto – both countdown and countup” is not selected, the widget might have been automatically hidden because the event is still in the future or already in the past. If you are using “Smart Countdown FX Easy Recurring Events” plugin check that “Import events from:” setting is correct. Then go to “Smart Countdown FX Easy Recurring Events” settings and make sure that recurrence pattern selected in “Import events from:” is not set to “Disabled”.
Linking a widget to a disabled recurrence pattern will hide the counter because no events will be found

I have inserted the countdown in a post, but it is not displayed. What’s wrong?

Check the spelling of “fx_preset” attribute (if you included it in attributes list). Try the standard fx_preset=”Sliding_text_fade.xml”. Also check “mode” attribute. Set in to “auto”. If you are using “Smart Countdown FX Easy Recurring Events” plugin check that import_config attribute is correct, e.g.: import_config=”scd_easy_recurrence::1″ to use the first pattern. Then go to “Smart Countdown FX Easy Recurring Events” settings and make sure that recurrence pattern in Configuration 1 is not set to “Disabled”.
Linking a widget to a disabled recurrence pattern will hide the counter because no events will be found

Reviews

Nothing smart about it

The most stupid wordpress plugin, very poor quality, if you want to wast some time just try to install this stupid plugin, and good luck in finding the correct shortcode, even reading documentation make you get lost!!! I just sent it to the garbage !

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Contributors & Developers

“Smart Countdown FX Easy Recurring Events” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.2

  • Added hour fraction intervals. Important: open and re-save your current recurrence settings after update!

2.1

  • Bug fixes

2.0

  • Up to four independent recurrence patterns can be defined (2 patterns max. in previous versions)

1.9

  • Bug fix – in some configurations future events were missing in “Hourly” recurring pattern

1.8.1

  • Minor bug fix
  • Added translation for Dutch
  • Updated translation for Spanish

1.8

  • Feature added – “Hourly” recurring pattern. Events now can fire every 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 or 12 hours starting from a given time of day

1.7

  • Bug fix – Sunday couldn’t be selected as recurrence day in “monthly recurrence by week number and week day” mode

1.6

  • Bug fix – in “countdown to end” mode the event end time was not set correctly (time zone conversion)

1.5

  • Feature added – monthly recurrence by week number and week day, e.g. last saturday of each month

1.4

  • Date validation improved for monthly and yearly recurrence patterns, e.g. now selecting “31” as a date for monthly repeat results in recurrence on the last day of each month.
  • code optimization

1.3

  • Added support for “countdown to event end” mode

1.2

  • Event duration option added to plugin configuration.

1.1.0

  • Plugin settings optimization. Old version settings will be automatically imported.

1.0.2

  • Code optimization

1.0.1

  • Bug fix – some UTC(+/-, e.g. UTC+1:30) time zones when selected in general site settings caused an error

1.0

  • First release