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How to: Trip Countdown

wdwmagic

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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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