This document covers the installation and use of this plugin and reveals answers to common problems and issues - I encourage you to read this document if you are experiencing any difficulties.
To install this plugin you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For informations about how to install the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
First, unzip the zip archive you downloaded on your computer. Upload the folder to your server via ftp to the /plugins/ directory on your Wordpress installation. (wp-content > plugins)
Go to your Wordpress admin, and in the Plugins-panel, choose Add New. Click Upload in the below the title "Install Plugins". Upload the plugin zip.
Installing WordPress http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
Once you have uploaded the plugin, activate your plugin in Plugins > Installed plugins.
Go in Appearance > Topbar Countdown and be sure that:
In Appearance > Topbar Countdown page you will find the settings of the plugin. Also the options are splitted in more tabs, to find them easily.
|Enable Topbar Countdown||Enable the plugin|
|Logo||If you want, you can set here an image to be shown on the left side of the topbar banner.|
|Slogan Text||The slogan displayed to be shown on the left side of the topbar banner. You can also use HTML code.|
|Message||The message displayed to be shown on the right side of the topbar banner (near the button). You can also use HTML code.|
|Link||If you would like to wrap button into a link, you'll have to write it here. (example: http://yithemes.com)|
|Button Text||Text to be shown in the button.|
|Countdown to||The date when the countdown will stop.|
|Background image||Upload or choose from your media library the background image|
|Background Color||Choose a background color|
|Background Repeat||Select the repeat mode for the background image.|
|Background Position||Select the position for the background image.|
|Background Attachment||Select the attachment for the background image.|
|Button Background Color||Choose a background color for the button|
|Button Hover Background Color||Choose a background color for the button in hover state|
|Slogan font of message||Choose the font type, size and color for the slogan.|
|Bold Slogan font of message||Choose the font type, size and color for the bold part of slogan.|
|Numbers font||Choose the font type, size and color for the days, hours, minutes and seconds numbers.|
|Message font||Choose the font type, size and color for the message on the right side of the topbar banner.|
|Button font||Choose the font type, size and color for the button.|
The plugin allows you to use your own custom templates and stylesheets.
In order to customize the style of the plugin you can easily create a file called
tcountdown.css within the
theme folder. The file will be automatically loaded
from your theme instead of the plugin folder.
In this way the
style.css file contained within the plugin (
If you need to include our plugin within your theme you can also customize the templates. Copy the file
tcountdown.php from the folder "templates" of plugin folder and paste it inside the theme
folder and automatically the plugin will load the templates from your theme instead of the plugin
Can I customize the topbar countdown banner ?
Yes, the page is a simple template and you can override it by putting the file template "tcountdown.php" inside the theme folder. You can also customize the style by adding your custom CSS in the specific option of the settings.
Can I deactivate the 'button' on the right of the topbar ?
Yes simply leave the "Link" field label empty to achieve this.
Have I to deactivate the plugin to hide topbar countdown banner ?
No, you can deactivate the topbar countdown even if the plugin is active.
This plugin is ready for localization via .po/.mo files.
If you are not familiar with translating Wordpress plugins, it would be better to read this article: http://codex.wordpress.org/Translating_WordPress