03018 – How to setup a Countdown Timer Block

The Countdown Timer Block allows you to add a Countdown Timer anywhere in your Campaign page. Below is an overview of the various Countdown Timer settings.

Under Details, you have the option to select from 5 different types of Countdown Timers

Fixed Date

The Fixed Date Countdown Timer counts down to a specific date & time that you select.
By default, this is selected in the Countdown Timer Type drop-down menu.

  • End Time
    Select the Date & Time, when you want to Countdown Timer to stop. 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
  • Redirect
    By default, this is disabled. Once enabled, you can select the page you would like users to reach, after the timer counts down to zero.
    This will also enable the option Pass URL parameters to next URL.
  • Pass URL parameters to next URL (optional)
    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, Viral Share tool, etc.
  • 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 and insert the URL in to an HTML tag. It will look similar to this
    datetime=1540656000
    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 page.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.
    IMPORTANT: Replace XXX with the Contacts Email.
Evergreen

The Evergreen Countdown Timer is a repeatable countdown timer. This means that when a user arrives on the page for the first time, based on the timer settings, the countdown timer will start counting down the number of days selected.
In the Countdown Timer Type drop-down menu, select Evergreen.

  • Day
    Select the number of days you would like the Timer to begin counting down from, when users access this page for the first time
  • Hours
    Select the number of hours you would like the Timer to begin counting down from, when users access this page for the first time
  • Days to allow user access again
    Enter the number of days to allow the user to have access again.
  • Redirect
    By default, this is disabled. Once enabled, you can select the page you would like users to reach, after the timer counts down to zero.
    This will also enable the option Pass URL parameters to next URL.
  • Pass URL parameters to next URL (optional)
    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, Viral Share tool, etc.
Auto Deadline

The Auto Deadline Countdown Timer is based on the Auto Deadline Widget that you setup in the Boosters section
In the Countdown Timer Type drop-down menu, select Auto Deadline.

  • Select Widget
    From the drop-down, select the Auto Deadline widget you want to link your Countdown Timer to. To setup an Autodeadline widget, click here.
  • Redirect
    By default, this is disabled. Once enabled, you can select the page you would like users to reach, after the timer counts down to zero.
    This will also enable the option Pass URL parameters to next URL.
  • Pass URL parameters to next URL (optional)
    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, Viral Share tool, etc.
  • Action on redirect (optional)
    Select which action you would like applied when users are redirected.

    + Apply a Tag
    If you want apply a specific tag to users who land on this page, simply select the Email System you are using (if supported) and the relevant tag you would like to add.
    + Send to webhook
    If your email system is not listed or you want to do something special, you can always select the Send to Webhook option. Simply use a service like Zapier.com and connect with your system of choice.

  • Use this link to access page:
    +
    Copy the URL that appears in that field e.g. https://yourdomainname.com/dwefm3ue?contactEmail=XXX and paste it in to a plain text document.
    + Replace the XXX with an Email merge field supported by your Email System.
    + Once done, you will use this special link to redirect your users to this page.
  • Email Countdown Timer
    For details on how to use the Auto Deadline Countdown Timer in your emails, go to
    How to use the Email Auto Deadline Timer Url
Auto Webinar Start

Auto Webinar Start timer counts down to the start of your webinar.
In the Countdown Timer Type drop-down menu, select Auto Webinar Start.

  • Select Auto Webinar
    From the drop-down, choose the Auto Webinar that you would like the timer to countdown to. To setup your Autowebinar widget, click here.
  • Redirect
    By default, this is disabled. Once enabled, you can select the page you would like users to reach, after the timer counts down to zero.
    This will also enable the option Pass URL parameters to next URL.
  • Pass URL parameters to next URL (optional)
    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, Viral Share tool, etc.
Registered Auto Webinar Date

This timer counts down to the start of the Auto Webinar a user has registered for.

  • Select Auto Webinar
    From the drop-down, choose the Auto Webinar that you would like the timer to countdown to.
  • Redirect
    By default, this is disabled. Once enabled, you can select the page you would like users to reach, after the timer counts down to zero.
    This will also enable the option Pass URL parameters to next URL.
  • Pass URL parameters to next URL (optional)
    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, Viral Share tool, etc.
  • Use this link to access page:
    +
    Copy the URL that appears in that field e.g. https://yourdomainname.com/dwefm3ue?contactEmail=XXX and paste it in to a plain text document.
    + Replace the XXX with an Email merge field supported by your Email System.
    + Once done, you will use this special link to redirect your users to this page.

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

Style

This feature allows you to customize the look of your Countdown Timer.

  • Size
    From the drop-down, select if you want to display a small, medium or large countdown timer.
  • Language
    From the drop-down, select the language you want your site to use for your timer text labels.
  • Text Color
    Choose the color you prefer for the timer text (i.e. color of the actual timer numbers)
  • Labels Color
    Choose the color you prefer for the timer text labels (i.e. Days | Hours | Minutes | Seconds).
  • Show Separator
    By default, this is enabled.
    This option will hide/display the clock separator (colon symbol)
  • Syle
    Select either Flip Clock or Standard Clock.
    When Standard Clock is selected, additional settings to customize your clock’s Border design and Spacing will appear.
  • Background Color
    Choose the color you prefer for the Timer background (i.e. color of the timer blocks)
Background

This feature allows you to change the background color of the countdown timer block.

  • 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 the block is wrapped in a border, or simply one side of the button 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! In order to see the border around your button, 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.

  • Border Size
    You can change the 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 width. You may now control each side by entering the number on 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.
Alignment

The feature allows you to reposition the Timer on the page.
You can choose either Left, Center or Right alignment from the drop-down

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 checkĀ here
  • Classes:
    This feature allows is used to define equal styles for elements with the same class name. To learn more, please checkĀ here
Animation

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

  • 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 Countdown Timer Block. Simply choose the preferred option from the drop-down menu.
    + Fade In – the Countdown Timer block will fade in from the background
    + Scale In – the Countdown Timer block scales in from the background
    + Top – the Countdown Timer block will slide in from the top
    + Right – the Countdown Timer block will slide in from the right
    + Bottom – the Countdown Timer block will slide in from the bottom
    + Left – the Countdown Timer block will slide in from the left
  • Delay (ms)
    If you want to add a time delay for when the bullet list 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

That’s it, click on SAVE and you are done!