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  • Resolved S Saxena

    (@witage)


    Hello,
    I downloaded and tried your free version.
    The first problem I faced was that I started getting 404 errors on opening your rules or pages where I added the short code. My wordpress version is 5.0.2. Is your plugin compatible with this version?
    Regards
    Saxena

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  • Plugin Author Arno Welzel

    (@awelzel)

    First of all: there is only one version – and yes, it’s free and Open Source as well (see https://github.com/arnowelzel/timed-content). I mention this just in case you believe there is also a paid version.

    Yes, it is also compatible with WordPress 5.0.2 – see https://wordpress.org/plugins/timed-content/ which also indicates that: “Tested up to: 5.0.3”. I run two sites using Timed Content with WordPress 5 myself and have no problems with it. The URLs don’t get touched, it is only an output filter which either shows or hides content inside a post or page.

    What other plugins do you use? Maybe there is a conflict with some other plugin.

    Edit: you are not talking about 404 errors for existing pages but inside the backend? This will be fixed with the next update.

    • This reply was modified 10 months ago by Arno Welzel.
    Plugin Author Arno Welzel

    (@awelzel)

    I just pushed an intermediate update which should fix 404 errors due to a wrong URL used for a localization of the date/time picker popup.

    I also work on a major update which only uses ISO date format to avoid confusion with ambigous dates (e.g. 1/4/2019 could be January 4, 2019 or April 1, 2019).

    Hello Arno,
    Thanks for your help.
    I have upgraded the plugin.
    But still I am getting 404 error after I edit the Timed Content rule and update.
    Can you please help.
    Regards
    Saxena

    Plugin Author Arno Welzel

    (@awelzel)

    Please tell me the exact URLs which causes the 404 errors (without domain is ok).

    Hi Arno,
    I checked again and this time I did not get the error. Then I did the same process of editing and updating Timed Content Rule 10 times. I got the same 404 error once out of ten. I could not understand.
    Secondly, the button does not show up automatically at the defined time. The page has to be refreshed. Is there any way that the button gets displayed automatically at the defined time? I know that the page has to be refreshed, but is it possible to incorporate the refresh feature in the plugin?

    Regards
    Saxena

    Plugin Author Arno Welzel

    (@awelzel)

    What “button” are you talking about?

    Server side hidden content is not just invisible, it gets completely removed from the page before the page is send to the browser. Therefore the page must be reloaded to show the content when the “hide” time has passed (or “show” time has started, whatever is relevant).

    “Button” means the button I have created for the user to join my class.

    I understand the reloading part. I just wanted to ask if some code can be added to the plugin so that it reloads the page at the set “show” time.

    I must admit that you have created a nice plugin.

    Regards
    Saxena

    Plugin Author Arno Welzel

    (@awelzel)

    Technically an automatic reload could be done in several ways – either with JavaScript or using REFRESH headers as meta element or as part of the HTTP response.

    However – the problem is: it is possible to add multiple Timed Content shortcodes on a page. Reloading the page as soon as one of the shortcodes may require a reload could cause very heavy traffic since every page requested by visitors may get reloaded multiple times. It also breaks existing websites using the plugin if it suddenly starts reloading pages automatically.

    Therefore – no, I won’t change the actual behaviour for good reasons.

    Maybe I’ll add an additional parameter to the shortcode for this, but as I am in the process of rewriting literally the whole plugin, it may take a while, sorry.

    • This reply was modified 10 months ago by Arno Welzel.

    Hi Arno,
    I forgot to inform you one more problem.
    After I upgraded the plugin, in Time Content Rule while setting the date and time, it is not taking Year automatically. It takes month and date. In year column, only “Y” is shown. You have to write year manually in all the places.
    Please check.
    Regards
    Saxena

    Plugin Author Arno Welzel

    (@awelzel)

    What “column” are you talking about?

    Plugin Author Arno Welzel

    (@awelzel)

    Ok, you are talking about the date field in the rule, where the year is just “Y”. This is not a “column”, just a part of the date value.

    These problems will be addressed with the next update, where date values will always be used and displayed using “YYYY-MM-DD” and time as “HH:MM” (24h without am/pm) to avoid any problems with the custom WordPress date format in the backend settings.

    The update should be ready by the end of the week.

    Check the following screen shot link

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlQyXA8w7_I1hFWu3lEnzthkipVf

    Saxena

    Same problem :/

    Plugin Author Arno Welzel

    (@awelzel)

    The new version is nearly finished – just some further testing, but I hope I can release it within the next days.

    If you can’t wait, you can grab the development version from here, just make sure, you have a backup of your database before you try to add or edit any Timed Content rules:

    https://github.com/arnowelzel/timed-content

    Plugin Author Arno Welzel

    (@awelzel)

    The new version 2.51 is released now and solves the problem with the date picker.

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