Creating a personalized countdown timer for each user on your WordPress site can be a powerful tool, especially for scenarios like limited-time offers or deadlines. This guide will walk you through setting up a shortcode-based countdown timer that starts ticking from each user’s registration date and continues regardless of their login status or device.
Step 1: Installing WP Coder
Begin by installing the WP Coder plugin. Navigate to your WordPress dashboard, select ‘Plugins’, and then ‘Add New’. Search for ‘WP Coder’, install and activate it. Then, proceed to the plugin’s page to create a new snippet.
Step 2: Create PHP function
In the ‘PHP’ tab, create a function to fetch the current user’s registration date. Use the following code:
This code checks if the user is logged in, retrieves their registration date, and calculates the date two weeks from that point.
Step 3: Create HTML for the Countdown
Next, create the HTML structure for the countdown display:
Note the use of the ‘data-date’ attribute to integrate the PHP-generated countdown date.
This script calculates and updates the time remaining every second until the countdown expires.
Step 5: Inserting Your Code
Finally, after saving your snippet, insert the shortcode [wp_code id="7"] into the desired page content. This will display the countdown timer for each registered user on your site.