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  • Is there plugin that can show a different header based on the date? For example showing a christmas header between 15 and 26 december?

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  • Not sure about a plug-in, but if you know (or are willing to work with) PHP, this might be able to be tweaked to achieve a similar result:

    http://bonrouge.com/br.php?page=faq#time-pic

    Thanks GOBLUE14, I don’t know php 🙁

    It’s not too bad. Might take some trial and error, but finding out what the various parts of that code mean and switching them out shouldn’t be too bad. I don’t know all that much PHP either, but I’ve learned a ton by deconstructing WP themes and code like this.

    I couldn’t find it in a brief Googling earlier, but I have seen a Javascript example that changes the whole look of the page (swaps CSS files) depending on what time of day it is, if you know Javascript better, you could probably achieve a similar result.

    I did find a header rotation plugin http://mhough.com/wordpress/2007/header-image-rotator-plugin/

    But it is not based on date. So I am going to see if I can find someone that can combine that rotation plugin, with the link you send me.

    I still haven’t tried it, but the link I sent could probably be switched so that you have a different theme each month, and possibly further to get into a range of dates within a month (or a specific day, kind of like Google does with their header images on holidays).

    Unfortunately, I’m not as skilled as I thought to try to make all of that happen quite yet, but I might play around with it.

    Maybe someone else will see this post and help out 🙂

    I’ve tried http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags but so far no luck

    Does anyone have a clue?

    Sorry I don’t have an answer for you. I really hope someone figures this out. I don’t know php either. Fiddling around the closest I got was changing one specific single page using is_single().

    There’s a number of ways you could do this, but the easiest would most likely be a bit of PHP in the theme header. All you’d need would be an if..else block comparing the results of getdate() with your required parameters.

    Hey John, I think you’re in the same boat as I am. I’m trying to learn PHP but when you don’t know what something is called you can’t google it. And then looking for “if else” and “getdate” pulls up stuff that I just don’t understand (not for beginners).

    But I’ve been fiddling around and have come up with something. I don’t know how to use less than or between these two numbers so I wrote each date out separately. I don’t even know what’s possible. If someone knows how to do that please share. I didn’t know how to google it.

    Ok, I’m going to break it all down just in case you are totally lost like I was. Sorry this reply is so long.

    So here goes. First I copied my header.php file and replaced my regular header jpg with my holiday header jpg. Then I renamed it holidayheader.php

    Then in my single.php file and archive.php file (I had to do that in the single.php file and archive.php because otherwise it wouldn’t work when I was navigating through my calendar) I replaced <?php get_header();?> with

    <?php $holidayheader = get_the_time('nj');  ?>
    	<?php if ($holidayheader == 1215){ ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else if ($holidayheader == 1216) { ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else if ($holidayheader == 1217) { ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else if ($holidayheader == 1218) { ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else if ($holidayheader == 1219) { ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else if ($holidayheader == 1220) { ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else if ($holidayheader == 1221) { ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else if ($holidayheader == 1222) { ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else if ($holidayheader == 1223) { ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else if ($holidayheader == 1224) { ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else if ($holidayheader == 1225) { ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else { ?>
    	<?php get_header();?>
    <?php } ?>

    And that seemed to do the trick. Changed the header between 15 and 25 december.

    WoW kukyideas! It seems you are on to something. I am going to try it and see if it also works for my blog.

    Hey John rereading your post now I’m wondering if I misunderstood your question. Did you mean to change the header based on the real date and not the post date? Because my solution is for changing the header based on the post date.

    Oh and if it was the post date you were looking for I figured out the less than more than thing. You should be able to use this simplified version instead:

    <?php $holidayheader = get_the_time('nj');  ?>
    	<?php if ($holidayheader >= 1215 && $holidayheader <= 1225){ ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else { ?>
    	<?php get_header();?>
    <?php } ?>

    Hi kukyideas,

    I am looking for the real date.

    Hey John,

    I think I figured something out for real date. You might want to test it in real time though. Like put a hidden page up somewhere and change the dates in the code below to check it maybe the first two weeks of October. So here it is:

    <?php $holidayheader = getdate() ?>
    
    	<?php if ($holidayheader[mon] = 12 && $holidayheader[mday] > 15 && $holidayheader[mday] < 26){ ?>
    	<?php include (TEMPLATEPATH .'/holidayheader.php'); ?>
    	<?php } else { ?>
    	<?php get_header();?>
    <?php } ?>
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