Product Time Countdown for WooCommerce

Thank you for using our Product Time Countdown for WooCommerce. In the following sections, we will show you how to set up and as well as use the plugin in the easiest way possible.

PrioritiesValues
Before a single product: notices10
Before single product summary: sale flash10
Product images20
Inside single product summary: title5
Rating10
Price10
Excerpt20
Add to cart30
Meta40
Sharing50

Purpose

Product Time Countdown for WooCommerce plugin lets you add live time counter to any WooCommerce product. You can choose which product action should execute after time ends:

  • The product set to disabled (i.e. non-purchasable or hidden).
  • Product sale canceled.
  • Product stock set to sold out.
  • No action takes.

    Installation

    After download, the .zip package, unzip it and you will see a folder “product-time-countdown-for-woocommerce-pro”.

    Go to Dashboard → Plugins → Add New and click Upload Plugin.

    product-countdown-for-woocommerce-pro-zip-upload

    Product Time Countdown for WooCommerce – Admin Screenshot

    On the next page, select the “product-time-countdown-for-woocommerce-pro” file and click Install Now.

    product-countdown-for-woocommerce-pro-activate-plugin

    Product Time Countdown for WooCommerce – Admin Screenshot

    After uploading the plugin, click Activate Nowlink to activate the plugin.

    Settings

    Now, you’ll see the plugin settings page in the WooCommerce → Settings → Product Time Countdown tab

    ptcfwc-settings-product-tim- countdown-tab

    Product Time Countdown for WooCommerce Admin Settings

    Upgrade

    If you have an old version of the plugin, then please follow the steps below to update it to the latest version:

    • Download the .zip package, unzip it and you will see a folder “product-time-countdown-for-woocommerce-pro”.
    • Unzip the “product-time-countdown-for-woocommerce-pro” to get “product-time-countdown-for-woocommerce-pro.
    • Upload “product-time-countdown-for-woocommerce-pro” folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, overwrite old plugin files.

      Configuration

      Product Time Countdown Options

      ptcfwc-setting-enable-plugin

      Admin Settings

      Product Time Countdown for WooCommerce plugin used to enable or disable Product Time Countdown on the product edit page on WordPress admin.

      Default: Checked

      Output

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      Admin Product Settings

      General Options

      Below is the General Options screenshot.

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      Admin General Options Settings

      Output

      On the front-end product page:

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      Front-end Product Screenshot

      Template: You can use HTML and shortcodes here. %s replaced by the actual time counter. You can change the “left” word to whatever you want as shown in the above screenshot.

      Default: %s left

      Time format: Ignored if “Human-readable format” option below is enabled. Replaced values: {hours}, {minutes}, {seconds}. You can use only hours and minutes, if the timer is longer like {hours}:{minutes}.

      Default: {hours}:{minutes}:{seconds}

      Upper limit: After that one dropdown list says that you have to set the Upper Limit. If your timer is in days then, you have to set Days in this dropdown list otherwise, it will not display correctly on the front-end product page. For example: If you set {days}:{hours}:{minutes}:{seconds} and if you forgot to set Upper Limit as Days then the output like below screenshot:

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      Front-end Product Screenshot

      As you can see, Day’s number is not showing.

      Human readable format: You can use the human_time_diff() function to display the time. By checking the checkbox, you can enable it and the output be like this: 19 mins left human-readable format.
      Default: Unchecked

      More General Options:

      Style : Time counter CSS styling. You can design the timer counter however you want by adding custom CSS here.
      Default: font-size: xx-large; font-weight: bold;

      Update rate: Counter update rate in milliseconds.
      Default: 1000

      Reload page: It will reload the page on time finished. There are three values: Reload, Reload on single product pages only and Do not reload.
      Default: Do not reload

      Message on time finished: Message will be visible on time finished on the front-end instead of the time counter. You can set the message whatever you want.
      Default: Empty

      Position options

      Below is the screenshot for the Position Options.

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      Admin Screenshot

      Position options

      You can set the timer wherever you want on the front-end product page at below positions:

      • Do not add : Not add the timer.
      • Before single product: Add timer before the product.
      • Before single product summary: Add timer above the product name.
      • Inside single product summary: Add timer between product name and product price.
      • After single product summary: Add timer below the product image.
      • After single product: Add timer after the product.
      • Before add to cart form: Add timer before adding to cart form.
      • Before add to cart button: Add timer between the quantity box and add to the cart button.
      • After add to cart button: Add timer after adding to the cart button.
      • After add to cart form: Add timer after adding to the cart button.

        Default: Inside single product summary

        Position priority (Single product page):

        Default: Inside single product summary

        PrioritiesValues
        Before a single product: notices10
        Before single product summary: sale flash10
        Product images20
        Inside single product summary: title5
        Rating10
        Price10
        Excerpt20
        Add to cart30
        Meta40
        Sharing50

        Default: 10

        Position on archive (shop) pages: It will display the timer on the Archive (Shop) page. i.e. On the product listing page. There are several values below:

        • Do not add: Not add the timer.
        • Before product: Add the timer before the product.
        • Before product title: Add the timer before the product title.
        • Inside product title: Add the timer between the product title and product image.
        • After product title: Add the timer after the product title.
        • After product: Add the timer above the add to cart button.

          Default: Do not add

          Position priority (Archive pages): Change this if you want to move the timer inside the Position.
          Default: 10

          “Disable product” action options

          Below is the screenshot for the “Disable product” Action Options.

          ptcfwc-settings-disable-product

          Admin Screenshot

          Make non-purchasable: This will make products non-purchasable (i.e. product can’t be added to the cart). However, products will still be visible.
          Default: Unchecked

          Make invisible: This will hide products in a shop, and as well as search results. However, products will still be accessible via direct link.
          Default: Unchecked

          Make completely invisible: This will hide products completely (including a direct link).
          Default: Unchecked

          Admin Products List Options

          Below is the screenshot for Admin Products Lists Options.

          ptcfwc-setting-admin-products-list-options

          Admin Screenshot

          Add column: This will add the “Countdown” column to the admin products list.
          Default: Unchecked

          Output:

          ptcfwc-column-to-the-admin-products-list

          Admin Product Listing Page

          Per product settings

          After reviewing the general options, as described above, please visit some product’s admin edit page (i.e. for each product separately). See the below screenshot:

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          Admin Per product settings

          In “Product Time Countdown” meta box you will be able to:

          • Enable or Disable the counter.
          • Set Date and Time.
          • Set action on time end: Do nothing, Disable product, Cancel sale, and as well as Make sold out.

            Consider below example:

            Example

            The screenshot below demonstrates how would time counter look on the frontend (single product page) if you would set Template option to:

            Sale ends in %s

            Style option to:

            font-size: large; color: white; background-color: #ff9800; padding: 15px;

            ptcfwc-template-with-style

            Front-end Product Screenshot

            Reset Settings

            Below is the screenshot for Reset Settings.

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            Admin Screenshot

            Reset section settings: Check this box, and as well as save changes to reset section settings.
            Default: Unchecked

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