Showing multiple countdown timers

Countdown Dynamite allows you to create unlimited countdown timers.

1) For use on the same WordPress website:

To create a new timer, please create a new post/page or go to edit an existing one. Then, use the Countdown Dynamite widget below the text editor area, to set the settings you want for that specific post/page.

2) For use on the same WordPress website in other areas, like a sidebar:

When using the Countdown Dynamite shortcode outside of the content area of a post or page (for example, in the sidebar) you have to specify the post_id parameter in the shortcode. For example:

[countdown-dynamite post_id="109"]

(Don't forget to add "quotes" around the post id number).

This is because the plugin settings and user tracking are tied to a specific post/page. If the parameter is not specified, the plugin will use what WP reports as "current post" if any, which may lead to unpredictable results.

Keep in mind that the redirect function doesn't work if used outside of post/page as it may render every page of a site inaccessible if enabled by mistake.

The post/page referred by post_id parameter must have Countdown Dynamite enabled. It doesn't have to contain the shortcode and could be even an empty draft.

To find out the ID of a post/page, simply open it for editing in WP admin and read the "post" parameter from the URL. For example:


3) For use on remote websites:

If you want to create multiple timers for showing on remote websites, you can create a new post/page on your existing WordPress website, save it as "Draft" and never publish it if you don't want to.

Then, you can use the "embed code" for that specific post/page on the webpage you want.

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