Normally a countdown groups the units of time (weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds) into a single countdown unit. But what if you wanted to break out these units and have them displayed on different parts of the page?
Step One. We will need to add a new attribute that tells the countdown NOT to display any of the digits. This way all the countdown scripts and details are still loaded, but the countdown is not displayed. Something like:
Step Two. A new shortcode will need to be created for displaying the time unit. We will need to know the countdown id (cid) the time unit to be displayed, and the style to be used, if other than the default style set up on the plugin settings. If a custom style is used it must be defined in both the countdown and the units like so:
Using the new %this year% and %this_easter% placeholders introduced with T(-) Countdown Control version 1.8.0, it’s easy to calculate holidays such as labor day like so:
Launch Strtotime: september %this_year% first monday
As of version 1.8.2, using these shortcodes will automatically recalculate for next year’s date after the holiday has past. Holidays should be set as recurring ‘Yearly’ and they will automatically be rescheduled for next year.
Other Holidays can be calculated in the same manner:
New Years: first day of january %this_year%
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: january %this_year% third monday
President’s Day: february %this_year% third monday
Ascension Day: %this_easter% + 40 days
Pentecost: %this_easter% + 50 days
Memorial Day: last monday of may
Independence Day: july 4 %this_year%
Labor Day: september %this_year% first monday
Columbus Day: october %this_year% second monday
Veteran’s Day: november 11 %this_year%
Thanksgiving Day: november %this_year% fourth thursday
Christmas Day: december 25 %this_year%
Eight Days before Thanksgiving
november %this_year% fourth thursday + 14 hours 30 minutes – 8 days
There are times when it would be nice to turn ANY element into an external print trigger. This is a feature often asked for when trying to hook up a Visual Editor button to be a print trigger. As of Print-Pro-Matic v 1.1.4e we have added:
new printme_trigger class that turns anything into a print trigger
new external_trigger shortcode element to enter the id or ids of the element(s) that should be used as an external trigger
And this is how it works:
First we need an element that has a unique id. There must also be the ability to add the printme_trigger class to it.
And that’s it! Note: The external_trigger attribute can accept a comma separated list of multiple id’s. Also: When an external_trigger attribute is assigned, no standard print-pro-matic icon or text will be displayed, as the external trigger will be used instead.
Next, assign the ID of the external id (or multiple ids) using the external_trigger attribute:
[expand title="Who has the funk?" external_trigger="funkmaster flash"]You got the funk![/expand]
Who has the funk?
Glory be, baby, you got the funk!
Collapse-Pro-Matic Class Triggers
As of version 1.3.2 of Collapse-Pro-Matic an external trigger can also be assigned to any element using only class names. For example, using a WordPress menu element, where only the classes can be assigned. The following classes must be added to the trigger:
[expand title="This is the Master Trigger" id="multi-trigger"]
This is the Master Trigger
This is some text that when you click on the trigger you are able to read with your eyes. Well, your eyes are able to see the text, but I guess it’s actually your brain that reads the words and makes sense of them. But jokes on you! There is no sense to be made from these words because they are just pure jibber-jabber.
The following is a link that has an href attribute of “#multi-trigger” and a class of “expandanchor”. Clicking this will scroll-to and expand-only the element.
<a class="expandanchor" href="#multi-trigger">Anchor Link to Multi-Trigger%lt;/a>
Each button needs to correspond to a target. Normally to create the target it would be part of the trigger but we add the narrow and hidden classes using the trigclass attribute and remove the target padding using the targclass attribute like so: