Postpone expiring date

The plugin offers the possibility to postpone the auctions expiration date, when someone places a new bid a few minutes before it ends.


You need to set the “Time to add overtime” and “Overtime” parameters. You can apply them to all the products (from the plugin settings dashboard) or specifically to a single product.

Cron settings


How to configure these settings correctly.

  • Time to add overtime: number of minutes before auction expiration, if in this time a bid is recorded, overtime will be applied.
  • Overtime: number of minutes to extend the auction duration if a new bid has been recorded before auction expiration

If you want to show overtime on the product page, enable the option Show overtime.

Show overtime


Overtime information

Let’s see an example.

Suppose we set our parameters as follows:

  • Time to add overtime: 5
  • Overtime: 10

The auction expiration is set at 10:00:00.

The user Alessio makes a bid at 09:57:00 (3 minutes before the expiration)

The auction expiration is postponed to 10:10:00

The auction will end only if no new bid will be recorded during the last 5 minutes.