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  • Luke Etheridge


    I got how to add the short code with…

    <?php echo do_shortcode('[postexpirator]'); ?>

    But now just need to know how to display as ‘Days Left’?


    Luke Etheridge



    This is my code…

    <span class="expire"><?php echo do_shortcode('[postexpirator]'); ?></span>

    BUT, how do I have this only display when ‘Enable Post Expiration’ is checked for that specific post/post type?


    So if ‘Enable Post Expiration’ is checked display this…

    <span class="expire"><?php echo do_shortcode('[postexpirator]'); ?></span>

    If unchecked display nothing.

    Luke Etheridge


    OK so for the above ^ I’m doing…

    <?php if ( $expirationdatets ) { ?><span class="expire"><?php echo do_shortcode('[postexpirator]'); ?></span><?php } ?>

    Let me know if there is a better way please?

    The only question outstanding is how to display the expiration as ‘% Days Left’.


    Luke Etheridge


    Right, it appears I jumped the gun and I’m in fact my own support 😀

    I’ve fixed all that I needed with the following…

       $expirationdatets = get_post_meta($post->ID, '_expiration-date', true);
       $postid = $wp_query->post->ID;
       $date=get_post_meta($post->ID, '_expiration-date', true);


    <?php if ( $expirationdatets ) { ?>
    	<span class="expire" title="Offer Expiry">
    		<?php if ($days == '-15931') {
    		  echo ""; }
    		else if ($days == '0') {
    		  echo "<b>Expires within 24hrs</b>"; }
    		else if ($days == '1') {
    		  echo "<b>$days Day Left</b>"; }
    		else if ($days == '2') {
    		  echo "<b>$days Days Left</b>"; }
    		else if ($days == '3' || $days == '4' || $days == '5' || $days == '6' || $days == '7') {
    		  echo "$days Days Left"; }
    		else {
    		  echo do_shortcode('[postexpirator]'); }
    <?php } ?>

    Please let me know if there is a better/cleaner way to achieve exactly that of the above, as you can probably see my PHP is not at it’s best 😉




    Hi Luke, you seem like a genius!

    Should I insert this code into the page template? Where did you place your code? Have you got a visual example as well?

    Love your work!

    Luke Etheridge


    Hey Mediamojo13,

    Thanks for the kind words!

    Nah definitely no genius – not in PHP anyway 😉

    All you have to do is insert the above code inside the loop of your template file and away you go. This will simply display the following…

    1 > ‘Expires within 24hrs’ (wrapped in <b>)
    2 > ‘1 Day Left’ (wrapped in <b>)
    3 > ‘2 Days Left’ (wrapped in <b>)
    4-7 > ‘% Days Left’
    7 < ’24th October 2013′ (normal postexpirator display)

    I’ll give you a visual when it’s live but it may not be for a month or so.

    Let me know if you have any problems.

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