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VC_Countdown (FORUM BLOCK)
Mod Version: 1.0.5, by midnz (Coder) midnz is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.8 Rating: (8 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 64
Released: 10 Oct 2011 Last Update: 10 Mar 2012 Downloads: 350
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D E S C R I P T I O N

Countdown timer for forum sidebars that is configurable from the admin control panel. This countdown timer will calculate the remaining time left to reach your targeted event according to the GMT Time Zone Offset that you have pre-set in the admincp (VC_Countdown options). This countdown will expire at the same moment in time for all viewers, regardless of their separate time zones.

You can count down to any future month/day/time within the next 12 months.

This countdown timer is ideal for counting down to:
- have competitors meet at the same time for tournaments on gaming servers (which is what I have used it for)
- for fixed term offers
- for items available in X days
- for sale begins in X days time
or for whatever else tickles your fancy.

This is a no-frills countdown timer but there are no files to upload to your server and there is no need to fiddle around with templates and codes to adjust the countdown expiry date.
You can easily adjust this countdown display to suit forum sidebar widths from 165px to 300px.

I N S T R U C T I O N S

1. Import Product
Plugins & Products / Manage Products / Add/Import Product
Import: product-vc_countdown.xml

2. Create Forum Block
Forums & Moderators / Forum Blocks Manager / Add Block

Select Block Type: Custom HTML/PHP
Title: Event Timer (or whatever you prefer)
Description: VC_Countdown Event Timer
Content Type: HTML
Content: <div></div>
Template to use: block_VC_Countdown

3. Configure VC_Countdown
Admincp / Settings / Options / VC_Countdown

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PLEASE NOTE: I have only tested this as working on 4.0.8 PL4.
Confirmed working well on 4.1.3 by rammieone
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Updates:
v1.0.3
Removed superfluous css
Added css to enable proper font-color control over all four strings of text
Added ability to include background image
v1.0.4
Added 4 levels of bgimage transparency
Added bgimage 100% height & width of forum block container
Removed option for image:repeat
Added padding options for between (Event Name & top of forum block) and (Event Name & Countdown Numbers)
v1.0.5
Removed "X Days from Now" option (If you don't experience save/default problems using version 1.0.4 there is no need to update to 1.0.5)

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  #46  
Old 17 Jun 2012, 07:26
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Originally Posted by Karma1337 View Post
It does not show up. Any solutions?
I'm using 4.2.1
I haven't upgraded to 4.2.X yet and so I can't test for issues. I'll probably upgrade in 2-3 weeks. I'm sorry I can't be of more help at the moment.
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Old 17 Jun 2012, 20:12
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is the any way to use this in the same forum more than once
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Old 18 Jun 2012, 07:35
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Originally Posted by FTG LIQUID CL View Post
is the any way to use this in the same forum more than once
Not currently. See post #42 above please.
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Old 18 Jun 2012, 11:13
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Works fine with 4.2.0. Thanks!
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 19:00
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GMT/UTC OFFSET

how can i add GMT +3:30 ?
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Old 12 Jul 2012, 21:04
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Originally Posted by mohammad6006 View Post
GMT/UTC OFFSET

how can i add GMT +3:30 ?
Try overwriting with the attached .xml please.
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File Type: xml product-vc_countdown.xml (23.3 KB, 6 views)
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 08:14
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How do you turn the countdown so it doesn't display? I disabled the mod but it still shows up. I only want to use it when I actually have something to count down to.

Nevermind...figured it out! disabled the block.
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Old 01 Aug 2012, 18:32
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works great with 4.2 p2
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Old 20 Aug 2012, 02:23
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Just installed on my brand new forum, works great!
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Old 03 Nov 2013, 22:17
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working good with 4.2.1 pl1. any chance you will someday make it into a widget to use in the cms?
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Old 04 Nov 2013, 04:47
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Originally Posted by hawaiibillT View Post
working good with 4.2.1 pl1. any chance you will someday make it into a widget to use in the cms?
I hadn't considered making a CMS widget, but I might do that after 2013 is over and done with.
Please mark as installed if you're using this countdown timer .
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Old 04 Nov 2013, 20:33
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done and thanks for the timer its perfect for counting down to basketballball games.
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Old 05 Nov 2013, 01:08
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Not working for me,it doesnt show at all, i followed the instructions to the letter, it seems weird not having any html code in the content area other than <div></div>.

Sorry: We are running 4.2.0 PL3
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Old 05 Nov 2013, 04:18
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Originally Posted by Ba'al View Post
Not working for me,it doesnt show at all, i followed the instructions to the letter, it seems weird not having any html code in the content area other than <div></div>.

Sorry: We are running 4.2.0 PL3
The code is pulled from the template block_VC_Countdown

Could it be that you've not added that template name as shown in the image below (circled in red)?

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Old 05 Nov 2013, 22:19
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Originally Posted by midnz View Post
The code is pulled from the template block_VC_Countdown

Could it be that you've not added that template name as shown in the image below (circled in red)?

Yes sir i added it, the only thing i dont have that you have is a description, i never add a description.

I am using Bop5's sidebar everywhere if that makes a difference.

I just re enabled it and it's working but my image doesnt work and the timer is about 11 hours off, any ideas?

Edit: Nevermind, it's all working now, for some reason the helper was telling me my offset should be +/5.00 but that was incorrect,i changed it to -/5.00 and everything is good.
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