Countdown Timer that Refreshes

by cfspartan 4 replies
I'm trying to do a deal expires in 48 hours countdown. I'm using Stealth Seminar so the countdown can't be on of the "set the date" timers. I need it to refresh at 48 hours for each page load. Does anyone know a WordPress plugin that does this?
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  • Profile picture of the author vtotheyouknow
    Page Expiration Robot does this. It's a fantastic plugin too.

    Originally Posted by cfspartan View Post

    I'm trying to do a deal expires in 48 hours countdown. I'm using Stealth Seminar so the countdown can't be on of the "set the date" timers. I need it to refresh at 48 hours for each page load. Does anyone know a WordPress plugin that does this?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Originally Posted by cfspartan View Post

    I need it to refresh at 48 hours for each page load.
    So you're being deceitful?
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    Seriously??

    False scarcity is dumb. People aren't that stupid.

    May damage your credibility when the timer resets and starts again...
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  • Profile picture of the author Tradeout
    I'm not a keen fan of 'scarcity', or to give its proper name 'time-limited offer'
    (Maybe after some split tests I'd find them beneficial), but I can tell you, from a developers angle, how I would create the offer so that it is both genuine and legal.


    1. On sale of original purchase I would create a unique link for the clients limited offer page.

    2. Store this link in system database with the expiration time (current time + 48hours in your case)

    3. On customer visiting, or being forwarded, to the limited-offer link, record in database that visitor has seen the offer.

    4. Let counter begin counting down

    5. On each subsequent visit, look-up user link in database and have the timer display how much time the client as left to purchase.
    Ie if customer visits page again after 24 hours, the timer will only have 24 hours remaining. After the full 48 hours the offer will have genuinely expired.



    This may sound complex to code, but its actually quite simple. Of course it would get more complex with AJAX calls and other flourishes that I'd personally add.

    I'd probably also make my system email the customer to warn them that they only have 'X' hours left to purchase at some point, giving them chance to visit again and see that the offer is indeed limited.

    If there is enough interest on creating this I may write up a blog post on how to code that all up in PHP and Java (jQuery).
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