Show an analog clock on your WordPress site sidebar or in post and page content.
- Can be added via a widget, shortcode or theme function
- 22 different skins to choose from or
- Custom skin option to create your own skin style
- Linear or logarithmic time scale
- Show date or 24h digital time
- Background image or color
- Border radius (rounded corners for background)
- Advanced positioning options (relative to background)
- Advanced shortcode parameters (including background image and custom skin)
- One extra clean skin for use with background image
- Support on the CoolClock Pro forum
Pro features come with the CoolClock – Advanced extension.
- Dutch * R.A. van Hagen https://status301.net/ (version 3.0)
- French * R.A. van Hagen https://status301.net/ (version 3.0)
- German * Manfred Mrak http://www.niftyfox.ch/ (version 3.2)
- Serbian * Borisa Djuraskovic – WebHostingHub http://www.webhostinghub.com/ (version 2.9.4)
- Slovenian * Adijan Dervišević – http://www.adijan.eu (version 3.2)
- Russian * Наталия Завьялова – http://time-impressions.ru (version 2.9.8)
Please contact me to submit your translation and get mentioned here 🙂
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Quick installation: Install now !
… OR …
Search for “coolclock” and install with that slick Plugins > Add New back-end page.
… OR …
Follow these steps:
- Download archive.
- Upload the zip file via the Plugins > Add New > Upload page … OR … unpack and upload the complete directory with your favourite FTP client to the /plugins/ folder.
- Activate the plugin on the Plug-ins page.
Now visit your Widgets admin page and add the Analog Clock widget to your sidebar. 🙂
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no options page. Where do I start?
Just go to your Appearance > Widgets admin page and find the new Analog Clock widget. Add it to your sidebar and change settings if you want to see another than the default clock.
Other ways to integrate a clock into your site are shortcodes or a theme function. See instructions below.
What options does the widget have?
First of all, you can pick a preset skin. There are 21 skins made by other users and, when the Advanced extension is added, one Minimal skin that only shows the clock arms, that can be useful for placing over a custom background image.
There are these options:
- Custom skin parameters – see question below;
- Radius – changes the clock size;
- Hide second hand;
- Show digital time (more options in the Advanced version);
- Set digital time color;
- GMT Offset – use this if you want one or more clocks to show the time for other timezones;
- Scale – linear is our standard clock scale, the other two show a logarithmic time scale;
- Align – left, center or right;
- Subtext – optional text, centered below the clock.
Then there are extra options availabe in the CoolClock – Advanced extension which allow for more customisation:
- Background image – define the full URL or path to an image to serve as background;
- Repeat image;
- Background size – stretch or cover to make it match your clock size;
- Background position – center, top, right, bottom or left of the wrapping div (define div size below);
- Width and height – define the size of the wrapping div that holds the background image;
- Background color – define a color value in hex or rgb(a) format, or a css color name;
- Border radius – optional rounded corners, higher is rounder;
- Clock position relative to background – here you can position the clock relative to top and left border of the wrapping div (as defined above) that holds the background image.
- Custom skin parameters for shortcode
How can I create a custom skin?
Follow the steps on Creating a Custom Skin and if you are happy with the result, please consider sharing it with other users!
Can I insert a clock in posts or pages?
Yes, there the shortcode
I’m building my own theme. Is there a theme function available?
Yes, you can use a built-in WordPress function that parses a shortcode. To place the same clock as in the shortcode example above, anywhere in your theme, use this:
<?php echo do_shortcode('[coolclock skin="chunkySwiss" radius="140" showdigital=true align="left" /]'); ?>
- When IE 8 is manually put or forced (through X-UA-Compatibility meta tag or response header) into Compatibility mode, the Clock will –even though the canvas area is put in place– remain invisible.
- When a shortcode is not placed on its own line but on the same line with text, image or even another shortcode, then the output (div with canvas tag) will be wrapped inside a paragraph tag. While most browsers do not have a problem displaying the clock, this will cause a validation error.
Please report any other issues on the Support page.