This plugin can be used for Greeting your website users with different messages and images depending on Time of the Day.
As an administrator of the website you can adjust Time Settings for Morning,Afternoon,Evening and Night in (0-23) hour clock format.(1 means 1 AM and 13 means 1 PM).With these time settings You can write messages that you wish to display during that time.You can also give link of the images that you wish to display during that time duration.This plugin is widgetized so you can drag it to the side bar and you can display it in whichever position you want on your website.For managing all this a very simple and clean interface is given.
I am sure you will find it very easy and useful.
1) Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
2) Go to your wordpress blog and login with your username and password.You should see your DashBoard
3) Click on Plugins (which is on the left hand side menu) and Time Based Greeting plugin should appear.
4) Activate It
5) Now go to widgets page and You can see a widget named \”Time Widget\”.Drag it to the sidebar and click on it.
6) It will show a link\”Go to Settings page\”.
7) On clicking that you will be redirected to admin options settings page for this plugin where you can put your settings.
8) Settings Options
It has 4 sections
Under each section you have three options
a) Time Settings (Give starting time here in (0-23) format)
For eg. 7 means 7 Am or 7 in the morning,13 means 1PM or 1 IN the afternoon,18 means 6PM or 6 in the evening and 1 means 1Am or 1 in night(latenight after 12).
b) Message Settings: Write your message which you want to display on that particular time.
c) Image Settings: Here you have to give the link of a small image(approx 150X150) which you want to display according to time of the day.
You first have to store these images in the same folder where your wordpress has been installed.
for example \”your image named as \”xyz.jpg\”,copy this image in the same folder where your wordpress has been installed and paste it there.ON the image settings page of your blog give the name as xyz.jpg.
Click on update button and your are ready.Visit site to check if everything is working.
This is a great plugin and you can use it for many purposes,Like if you have a blog on cooking recepies\”you can just write a nice message about breakfast and puit a nice small image of any dish etc in the morning settings\”
Q1) Where Do I keep my images?
Ans:Keep your images in the same folder where you have your wordpress installation.Dont put your images in any of the subfolders.Just paste it there directly in the folder of your wordpress installations.
Q2) What time does plugin takes as base?
Ans:Plugin takes users time and not your time.If a user who visits your website has different time zone than yours will see messages and images according to its own time and not your time.
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version 2.0 Added option to associate url with the image
version 2.1 Bug Fix:Unexpected Output warning
version 2.2.1 Bug Fix