T(-) Countdown
[resolved] just display the date (5 posts)

  1. lexyview
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I want to display the date beside the countdown on multiple places in my template. Where can I get the date? Is there a Shortcode or do I need to access the database?

    Danke schonmal,


  2. Baden
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #


    Do you wish to display the current date, or the target 'launch' date next to the countdown? Currently there is no way to auto-display any date info, but this could be added in the next release.

    Must it be beside, or would above and/or below the countdown also work?

  3. lexyview
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I want the target 'launch' date. I must show this date in several places. If the date on the widget is changed, it should change everywhere else. I think it would be ideal if I could query the date from the database. Does that work? (And how?)


  4. Baden
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah, good idea... so something like a new [launchdate] shortcode that will automatically insert the date anywhere.

    The default format would be the one set in the Settings > General > Date Format, and maybe the format can be overwritten using any of the php date formats such as:
    [launchdate format="Y-m-d H:i:s"]

    The only issue is that there is no way to assign which countdown to use. As T-Countdown Widget/Shortcodes do not have id's. We'll look into this, but most likely such a feature would be something that we would add to T-Countdown Control. Then the full shortcode might look like:
    [launchdate cid="173" format="Y-m-d H:i:s"]

    What do you think?

  5. Baden
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    On second thought, this makes no sense for the free version, as you have to set up the countdown with the shortcode anyway.

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