03018B – Setting up a Fixed Date Countdown timer

The Fixed Date Countdown Timer counts down to a specific date & time that you select.

 

To Get Started
  • Go to Campaigns, then select the relevant campaign and then open the page template you would like to edit.
  • Once opened, click on the Countdown Timer Block in the preview pane on the right.
  • This will open the Countdown Timer’s settings in the left-sidebar menu.
Fixed Date

Under Details, Fixed Date is selected by default in the Countdown Timer Type drop-down menu.

  • End Time
    Click in the End Time field.
    The Date & Time Scheduler will appear
    Select the specific Date, Time and Time Zone you prefer
    Once done, click on Done.
    NOTE:
    You may only select a date not more than 99 days from the current date.
  • Redirect
    By default, it is disabled. Simply switch the toggle on if you want to set up a redirect page.
    From the drop-down, you can select a page you would like users redirected to when the timer counts down to ‘0’.
  • Make Countdown Timer Invisible
    TIP! If you want the Countdown Timer enabled but not visible on your page, add the following parameter to the end of your page URL:
    ?cdt=0
    This means that the countdown timer will still operate in the background and do what it’s setup to do. It will simply not be visible on the page.
    For example when the timer counts down to zero, users that access this page after the set date will still be redirected to the page you select, even though the Countdown Timer is not visible.
  • Optional: Pass URL parameters to next URL
    This feature allows you to pass tracking tags or data parameters from one page URL to another. Enable this feature if you are applying tracking tags to your URL or using certain features that require data to be passed on in order to work e.g. Auto Deadlines, Webinars,
  • Email Countdown Timer
    If you would like to add your Countdown Timer in an email to users, simply copy the Countdown Timer image URL provided. It will look similar to this:

    datetime=1496249940
    The above parameter represents the date and time you selected for the Fixed Countdown Timer. When the above tag is added to an email, the timer will show in your email and countdown to the exact same date & time as the Countdown Timer on your KLEQ page.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
    NOTE! When adding an email timer specifically on Infusionsoft, you need to replace the & in the email timer parameters with &#38;Sample code:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     <div><img src=”https://yourwebsitename.com/countdownTimer.php?type=fixed&datetime=1590674339″ style=”width:100%”/></div>The correct code that you should add in the email timer on Infusionsoft is:                                                                                                                                                       <div><img src=”https://yourwebsitename.com/countdownTimer.php?type=fixed&#38;datetime=1590674339″ style=”width:100%”/></div>

When the timer in your email hits ‘0‘, the word ‘Expired‘ will appear instead of the timer. Then, if users click on the page link in your email, they will be sent to the Redirect page you selected.

The following fields are the styling options for your Countdown Timer:

Style

  • Size
    From the drop-down, select the size you want the Countdown timer to be: Small|Medium|Large.
  • Language
    From the drop-down, select what language you want used for your Timer Labels.
  • Text Color
    Choose whatever color you prefer for the Timer text (timer numbers).
    Simply click on the color selector (square button) to the right of color field.
  • Labels Color
    Choose whatever color you prefer for the labels below the timer
    Simply click on the color selector (square button) to the right of color field.
  • Show Separator
    Enable this option to show a separator (:) on the timer.
  • Style
    +
    Flip Clock – This is the default style.
    + Standard Clock – This will give you more options to customize your timer such as borders (type, size, radius and color), background color, and inner spacing & outer spacing.
  • Background Color
    Choose whatever color you prefer for the Timer Background
    Simply click on the color selector (square button) to the right of color field.

 

Background

The feature allows you to change the background color of the Countdown Timer block.

  • If you type the word “transparent” in to the field provided, the background will be transparent and show what ever color is visible on the page.
  • To change the background color, you can either add a Hex code in the field provided or choose a color from the Color Wheel.
  • If the Color Wheel is closed, simply click on the Color Picker button to the right of the background field.

 

Border

This feature allows you to add a border around your Countdown Timer block.

  • Borders
    Select whether you want a full border where text is wrapped in a border or simply one side of the block has a border e.g. None, All Border (full border), Top Border, Bottom Border, Right Border, Left Border, Left and Right Borders
  • Border Type
    You can select the style for your border.

TIP 01 In order to see the border around your block, you need to select one of the actual style options available e.g. Solid, dashed or dotted. If the setting is left on No Border Style, your selection in the Borders setting will not work.

TIP 02 To add space between your block and the border, remember to add Padding.
For more info on how to do this, scroll down to the Spacing section below.

  • Border Size
    You can change thickness of the border by selecting the pixel width you prefer.
  • Border Radius
    You can add rounded edges to the border by selecting the relevant pixel or percentage width. You may now control each side by entering the number on the Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Right and Bottom Left box.
  • Border Color
    You can change the color used for the border. To use custom colors, simply paste the Hex code of the exact color you want in field provided e.g. #000000 = black or click on the Color Picker button to the right of the field. This will open the Color Wheel, where you can select whichever color you prefer.

 

Alignment
  • Align
    From the drop-down, select if you want the timer left | center | right aligned.

 

Spacing

This feature allows you to add more space around your Countdown timer Block.

  • Padding
    You can add padding around your text, so that there is additional space. Simply add the numeric (pixel) value to the Top, Bottom, Right or Left Padding field provided.
    This is particularly helpful if you want to add spaces inside your Countdown timer block border.
  • Margin
    You can add margin around your text, so that there is additional space.
    Simply add the numeric (pixel) value to the Top, Bottom, Right or Left Margin field provided.
    This is particularly helpful if you want to add spaces outside your Countdown timer block border.
Options

This feature allows you to use the available options for extra coding (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)

  • Element Id:
    This shows the element id of a specific block, which can then be used by CSS and JavaScript to perform certain tasks for the element with the specific id value. To learn more, please check here
  • Classes:
    This feature allows is used to define equal styles for elements with the same class name. To learn more, please check here

 

Animation

This tool allows you to add animation effects to your Timer.

  • Type
    From this drop-down you can choose a trigger to activate the animation i.e.
    + None – no animation will be applied
    + On Page Load – the animation is triggered as the page loads
    + On Page Scroll – the animation is triggered only when the user scrolls to that section.
  • Style
    This feature adds an animation style to your Timer. Simply choose the preferred option from the drop-down menu.
    + Fade In – the Timer will fade in from the background
    + Scale In – the Timer scales in from the background
    + Top – the Timer will slide in from the top
    + Right – the Timer will slide in from the right
    + Bottom – the Timer will slide in from the bottom
    + Left – the Timer will slide in from the left
  • Delay (ms)
    If you want to add a time delay for when the timer appears, simply add the delay in milliseconds e.g. 3000ms will be 3 second delay.

 

Display

This feature allows you to choose the type of device you want the Countdown Timer block to display.

  • Display
    From this drop-down, you can choose which device you want to display the Countdown Timer block
    + All Devices – the Countdown Timer block will be displayed in both desktop and mobile devices
    + Desktop Only – the Countdown Timer block will be displayed in desktop devices only
    + Mobile Only – the Countdown Timer block will be displayed in mobile devices only

Once done, click on SAVE.

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