Set countdown on single product

Go to the product editing page and to the “Product Countdown” section.

Countdown options on product

Enable the countdown and set the starting date and expiration date with the related times (hours and minutes) to show the countdown.

countdown_time

 

Product page

Moreover, you can add information about the product quantity already sold and the current availability. In order to do it, you need to configure the following product options:

  • Discount products: initial amount of product items shown to users; enter a value if you have not enable stock management in WooCommerce (Inventory -> Manage Stock); in the opposite case, the plugin will take the value dynamically from Inventory -> Stock Qty.
  • Already sold products: number of items sold for the selected product. According to the value entered, sale bar will show a proportional value. Each sale increases this counter of 1. An empty field is shown as zero.
    For variable products, you must specify values for these options for all product variations available.

Countdown additional information

Sold products and current availability

Single countdown for all the variations

Ad-hoc countdown for single variation

How to assign countdown to products

The “Bulk Operations” section of the settings panel lets you set bulk actions on the products of the shop. In this way, you can use the plugin at the same time for a certain type of products, avoiding the creation of a countdown for each of them.

Selection of products

Selection of products countdown

Configuration of the countdown for a specific product selection.

  • Products to assign: the products for which you want to activate the countdown (add the name of the products with the ajax search field).
  • Enable: activate/deactivate the plugin for the selected products.
  • Sale Dates: starting and ending date of the sale.
  • Discounted products: the available amount for each product (it works only if the stock management has been deactivate for the selected product).
  • Already sold products: it indicates the amount of already completed sales for a product. Leave empty to start from zero.

By category

Countdown by category

Configuration of the countdown for one category of the shop. You can configure one category at a time.

  • Category to assign: product category for which you want to activate the countdown (add the name of the category with the ajax search field).
  • Enable: activate/deactivate the plugin for the products of the selected category.
  • Sale Dates: starting and ending date of the sale.
  • Discounted products: the available amount for each product (it works only if the stock management has been deactivated for the selected product).
  • Already sold products: it indicates the amount of already completed sales for a product. Leave empty to start from zero.

Recent products

Recent products countdown

Configuration of the countdown for the recent products of the shop.

  • Days passed: set the time span in days (from today) to consider the most recent published products.
  • Enable: activate/deactivate the plugin for the recent products of the shop.
  • Sale Dates: starting and ending date of the sale.
  • Discounted products: the available amount for each product (it works only if the stock management has been deactivated for the selected product).
  • Already sold products: it indicates the amount of already completed sales for a product. Leave empty to start from zero.

Discounted products

Discounted products countdown

Configuration of the countdown for the discounted products of the shop.

  • Enable: activate/deactivate the plugin for the discounted products of the shop.
  • Sale Dates: starting and ending date of the sale.
  • Discounted products: the available amount for each product (it works only if the stock management has been deactivated for the selected product).
  • Already sold products: it indicates the amount of already completed sales for a product. Leave empty to start from zero.

Featured products

Featured products countdown

Configuration of the countdown for the “featured” products of the shop.

  • Enable: activate/deactivate the plugin for the “featured” products of the shop.
  • Sale Dates: starting and ending date of the sale.
  • Discounted products: the available amount for each product (it works only if the stock management has been deactivated for the selected product).
  • Already sold products: it indicates the amount of already completed sales for a product. Leave empty to start from zero.

Set Top/bottom bar countown

Go to the Top/Bottom Countdown bar section of the plugin settings panel if you want to highlight a product of you shop, enabling a specific countdown on every page of your site.

Top/bottom bar options

Style 1

Top/bottom bar - Style 1

Style 2

Top/bottom bar - Style 2

When users click on the bar, they will be redirect to the product you have highlighted.
Here follows the complete list of the options you can use to customize the bar.

  • Enable Top/Bottom Countdown Bar: activate/deactivate the bar on evey page of the site.
  • Title: message of the bar.
  • Position: the position where you want to display the bar (top part or bottom part of the page).
  • Selected product: the product of the shop you want to place in the bar (add the name with the ajax search field).
  • Bar template: the template of the bar.
  • Color and font size: use the default style, or customize it with the available options.

General settings

To edit the general settings of the plugin go to YITH Plugins -> Product Countdown -> General.

General settings

This is the complete list of options for this section:

  • “Select type”: allows you to choose the content to show in the product page and/or in category page (timer e/o sale bar)
    Timer and Sale Bar
  • “Select position”: Select pages where you want to show countdown and sale bar (product detail page and/or category page of the product)
  • “Show timer before sale starts”: This option allows you to show a countdown for those products that you have previously enabled. For these products you must have set a date for starting sale.
    The plugin, so, informs users about the time left before the product will be put on sale and removes, until that date, the “Add to cart” button.
  • “Behaviour on expiration or sold out”: select the action that the plugin has to make when a countdown ends or if the product reaches the maximum number of sales set
    • Hide the box with countdown and/or sale bar.
    • Hide product from shop and then exclude it from sale.
    • Leave the product in the shop, but it cannot be purchased because “Add to cart” button is removed.
  • “Show sale summary”: when the option is active, the sale bar is not removed on countodown expiration and keeps showing the product quantity sold.

Customize countdown

The tab “Customization” in plugin option panel includes all plugin options that allow you to edit text, layout and default colours for your timer and for sale bar.

Customization options

There are three different layouts to show the timer and sale bar.

Style 1

Style 1

Style 2

Style 2

Style 3

Style 3

Shortcode

Go to the page and click on the related button of the WordPress editor to add the shortcode.

Insert shortcode

Now add the names of the products you want to add in the shortcode

Select products

If you are using the textual mode of the editor, this is the shortcode you should use.

[ywpc_shortcode id="90,93"]

To change the shortcode settings, click on the General tab of the plugin settings panel and scroll the page to Shortcode settings, where you can select the elements of the products you want to show in the shortcode.

Shortcode settings

Widget

If you want to add the products of you shop that already have a countdown in the sidebars, add the YITH WooCommerce Product Countdown widget from Appearance -> Widgets.

Widget     settings

If you want to select the elements of the products you want to show in the sidebar, click on the General tab of the plugin settings panel and scroll the page to Widget settings.

Widget     settings

Gutenberg

The plugin is ready to use with the new Gutenberg editor. When you add a new post or page, you will be able to find our YITH shortcodes and widgets. With a simple click they will be added to your page.

product countdown gutenberg

YITH Pre-Order for WooCommerce

YITH Pre-Order for WooCommerce is the plugin that allows you to create pre-order products so that users can purchase them before they are available on your site. Once the product is officially released and on sale, they will receive a notification email to inform that it is now possible to purchase it.

The combined use with YITH WooCommerce Product Countdown allows you to show a countdown on a pre-order product until it will be available.

After installing and activating both plugins, you must configure your pre-order products as described here.

In the product edit page, you will also find a countdown section.

pre_order_countdown_2

In this section, you need to enable the option Enable YITH WooCommerce Product Countdown for this product. The For sale date previously configured will show in the countdown dates.

pre_order_countdown

This is how the countdown for your pre-order product will show on the product page.

pre_order_countdown_3