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Timebomb countdown
Description

The JoomlaXTC Timebomb countdown is a full configurable countdown ticker. Customize the ticker with Layout and Resize options, Color options, Banner and Text Options, and Linking options.

Installation

Install the module using the regular Joomla! extension installer.

Flash Parts
Flash Parts
Module Configuration

The module can be customized using the standard Joomla! Module Manager.

Parameters are divided in two main sections: The Module Parameters section defines what date will be shown and how it should be presented into the flash file. The Advanced Parameters allows you to configure the presentation if the module. These parameters won't affect the date, but they can affect their display form.

To access these parameters go to the module manager and select the Countdown Module

Module Parameters

Module parametersUse these parameters to customize the standard presentation of the module

WidthUse to set the width of the flash.
HeightSet the height of the flash with this parameter.
Background ColorSelect the background of the flash.
YearUse to set the countdown year.
MonthUse to set the countdown month.
DayUse to set the countdown day.
HourUse to set the countdown hour.
MinuteUse to set the countdown minute.
SecondUse to set the countdown second.
GMTUse this paramter to use GTM time.
Counter Background ColorSelect the color of the Counter Background.
Label Background ColorSelect the color of the Label Background.
Label Text ColorSelect the color of the Label Text.
Counter Shadow ColorSelect the color of the Counter Shadow.
Counter Highlights ColorSelect the color of the Counter Highlights.
Counter Grill ColorSelect the color of the Counter Grill.
Counter Grill Gradient Color TopSelect the color of the Counter Grill Top.
Counter Grill Gradient Color MiddleSelect the color of the Counter Grill Middle.
Counter Grill Gradient Color BottomSelect the color of the Counter Grill Bottom.
Counter Text ColorSelect the color of the Counter Text.
Transition TypeTransition animation type.
Transition TimeTransition effect duration in seconds (default: 0.2).
Link CounterSelect if want to make the counter linkable
Counter End TextSet the text that will be showed when set date is reached.
Counter End PathSet the link to use when set date is reached.
TargetThe type of target when the counter is clicked
Clock VolumeVolumen of the clock counter from 0 (off) to 100 (max)
Advanced Parameters

Module advanced parameters These parameters control the behavior of special content effects, please read the next section for more information about content effects and how to apply them.

Optional Image fileAn optional image file to include (use {image} tag for positioning). Store images on your /images directory.
Module HTML template HTML/CSS code to display the overall module box. You can embed any of the following tags:
{clock}Draws the countdown.
{image}This tag draws the image that selected in the parameter: "Optional Image file".
Plugin Configuration

The plugin can be customized using the standard Joomla! plugin Manager.

The parameters are almost the same that in the module.

To access these parameters go to the module manager and select the Countdown Module

To use the Countdown Plugin into a Joomla! content use this Tag Syntax:


{countdown yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss end_text}Link URL{/countdown}

Where:


yyyy number - Year in four digits format.
mm Month in 00-12 format.
dd number - Day in format 01 - 31.
ss number - Hour in format 24 hours.
end_text end_text: string - text that will be showed when set date is reached. (No blank spaces allowed)
Link URL string - link to use when set date is reached


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