Support » Plugin: jQuery T(-) Countdown Widget » Hi Need help in how to set this plugin

  • Resolved sidzeller

    (@sidzeller)


    how do i set the timer, the widget doesnt say how. i dont need weeks just days hours minutes. what is the correct syntax e.g. 11hr 30mins 00seconds. theres also no option in the settings part of the dashboard, just enabling rockstar mode and some others.

    i love this plugin very much and it looks really fantastic with my site. i try the frontend customization but there’s really nowhere to find instructions. thanks.

    I read some questions here and it “feels” that there’s probably something in my theme that’s making this plugin go nuts. I can’t set anything right, please help i can give u admin account to check if it’s ok with you guys.

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by sidzeller.
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  • Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    a few questions:
    1. do you want to countdown to a specific date/time, or just have the countdown be unique for each visit?
    2. Are you using the sidebar widget or the shortcode
    3. have you read the T(-) Countdown documentation?
    4. have you checked out any of the countdown demos?

    Thread Starter sidzeller

    (@sidzeller)

    a few questions:
    1. do you want to countdown to a specific date/time, or just have the countdown be unique for each visit? both
    2. Are you using the sidebar widget or the shortcode both
    3. have you read the T(-) Countdown documentation? i have but it feels like too advanced
    4. have you checked out any of the countdown demos? this i haven’t so thank you

    i love this plugin and it looks really nice. thanks.

    Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    1. do you want to countdown to a specific date/time, or just have the countdown be unique for each visit?

    both

    That’s not how time works. Let me explain. New Years Day is on a certain date and time. So if a countdown is set up to count down to New Years Day, it will start at a different time each time the site is visited. This is because we are time traveling at a constant rate and direction (forward, by the way). If however, you say you want a countdown for 11 minutes from NOW… well this will always start at 00:10:59 and works it’s way down… however when the page is refreshed… the ‘when is now’ time would be updated and the countdown would once again start from 10 minutes 59 seconds. Fun fact: in the New Years example above, setting a target date/time for 2018-12-31 23:59:59 (or more like 2019-01-01 00:00:00)… this would be based on the TIMEZONE setting of your WordPress. So even if it’s New Years in Tokyo or Sydney, places that live in the future… it still takes time (up to 23 hours for some parts of the world) for New Years to trigger the further west from the International Date Line. All fascinating stuff, actually.

    Using the shortcode you can do something like this for New Years:

    [tminus t="2019-01-01 00:00:00" omitweeks="true"/]
    

    These options are also in the widget, just use the ISO date and time format of:
    YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS and you should be golden. You can also turn off (or omit) weeks globally in the plugin settings under the Dashboard > Settings > Collapse-O-Matic > Omit Weeks

    If you wanted to countdown to 5 mintues from now, this would be done using something like:
    [tminus t="+5 minutes"/]

    Hope that helps clear somethings up for you.

    Keep in mind, if you want a recurring countdown, you want to upgrade to T(-) Countdown Control. It offers some advanced time scheduling abilities, but the best part it is comes with a very high level of personal support. We’ll even set up the initial scheduling for you if you like.

    Thread Starter sidzeller

    (@sidzeller)

    Wow. That really helps man. What you just explained in depth was exactly what I needed.
    Thank you and I really love this plugin, it looks great. I’ll give it another try today

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by sidzeller.
    • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by sidzeller.
    Plugin Contributor twinpictures

    (@twinpictures)

    excellent. If you are happy with the plugin or its support, please consider leaving a review!

    Issue marked (for now) as resolved.

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