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How to: Trip Countdown

Discussion in 'New Features and 'How To' Guides' started by wdwmagic, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. wdwmagic

    wdwmagic Administrator Moderator

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    Very pleased to say that Trip Countdown's are now available on the WDWMAGIC forums. These can be used in posts and also in your signature.

    DEMO: My Trip to Walt Disney World  

    Here's how to set yours up.

    1. Click the 'Countdown' icon on the editor toolbar and the countdown tag will be inserted for you.
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    2. Immediately after the '=' enter the date and time of your trip, in the format of YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM. For example, to set July 31 2014 at 9am, enter 2014/07/31 09:00. The time is 24hour, so to set 9pm at night, enter 21:00.

    Between the start and end Countdown tag, enter the text that you want to appear before the countdown. For example, the resort you are staying at, or the event name.

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    3. Once you have setup the Countdown, complete your post. The countdown will not appear until the page is refreshed or reloaded.

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    NOTE:
    • Countdowns will only appear after the page is refreshed.
    • Countdowns can be used in posts and in signatures.
    • To use in a signature, the code has to be manually entered, there is no countdown icon in the signature editor. You can edit your signature at http://forums.wdwmagic.com/account/signature
    • Please limit countdowns to 1 countdown per post and 1 countdown in a signature.
    Troubleshooting
    If you are having problems getting the countdown to work, it is because you have the tag formatted incorrectly. The format must following the instructions precisely. Be sure that:
    • The date and time must both be included, and must be in the format of YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM. If your month is say January, it must be represented as 01, and not 1. If the date is the 7th, it must be 07, and not 7.

    • Both date and time must be included. You cannot just include a date.
     
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  2. George

    George Captain Dingleberry Premium Member

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    The moment I will seize control of the world!  
     
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    TEST
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  5. StarWarsGirl95

    StarWarsGirl95 Well-Known Member

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    Yea! Working in both the signature and the post. :)
     
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  6. Monty

    Monty Who opened Pandora's Box? Premium Member

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    Yay!

    Next Trip Boardwalk  
     
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    Awesome Thanks!!!
     
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  8. Ben_since_1971

    Ben_since_1971 Active Member

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    Test - hmmmm didn't work in sig. Let's try this
    Trip test  

    Ah - missed the whole refresh thing - thanks!!
     
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    Headed to the Poly  
     
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    Bay Lake Towers here we come in  
     
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    Test

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    This is a test!
     
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    Heading to Disneyland!   
     
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    Test, but I have a feeling it won't work, I'm not seeing the icon on my signature line box.
     
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  17. MJCota

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    WOOHOO, it worked :)
     
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    Spring Trip to Walt Disney World at WL/BLT  
     
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    OMG I did it !!! I made it happen!! I didn't have to send messages for help!!! YOO HOO
     
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    Oh Awesome I'm glad this feature is back! :happy:
     
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