When configuring your Ultimatum campaigns, you can set the countdown timer design to display as a widget.
In order to have a better understanding of how to display a widget countdown timer on your website, have a look over the following video:
Display the Campaign
After you have created a campaign, you can start setting it up in your Thrive Ultimatum dashboard.
You first need to decide where the campaign will be displayed on your website. Click on the “Edit” button from the Display section of your Thrive Dashboard::
Then, in the lightbox that opens, choose where you want to display the campaign:
Choose a Design Type
You then need to choose a design type for your campaign’s timer, from the “Design” section:
A lightbox will appear on the screen, where you need to select “Widget - displays in any widget area on your site”. Once done, click on “Continue”:
Choose a Template for Your Campaign
To start setting up the design for the campaigns timer, click on the pencil icon:
A template library will open, from where you can choose a design template:
Edit the Design with Thrive Architect
Now you can start customizing each item of the template in the Thrive Architect editor. For this example, you can customize the “Text” (1), the “Countdown” (2), and the “Button” elements (3):
We have dedicated articles for how to use each element, linked below:
Note: Since the main purpose of Thrive Ultimatum is to build conversion-boosting campaigns for your website, don't forget to link the button from your timer to the product or offer you are advertising in your campaign.
You can learn more about how you can do that in this article.
When you are doing customizing the template, make sure you save all your changes by clicking on the “Save Work” button:
Activate the campaign
After you’ve done this, you can simply start the campaign by clicking on the “Paused” button on the top right side of the dashboard:
The status will change to “Running” and you will also receive a notification in the lower part of the dashboard letting you know that the campaign has started:
Display the Widget
In order to display the countdown on all pages or posts where you’ve set it to appear, you need to make sure that the page template is set to “Default Template”.
You can do that if you edit the page without launching “Thrive Architect”:
In the right sidebar, click on the “Page Attributes” section to expand it, and then, from the “Template” drop-down list, select “Default Template”:
Lastly, in your WordPress Admin dashboard, hover over “Settings” and select “Widgets” from the menu that expands:
Look for the Thrive Ultimatum widget in the list of available widgets, and once found, add it to the “Pages Sidebar”:
Set up the “Display Options”, just like you would do in the case of any widget, and once done, the countdown timer should be visible in your page sidebar:
You can learn more about how widgets work and how to use them in this article.
Note: if you are using Thrive Theme Builder on your website, you can display the widgets on your templates with the help of the “Widget Area” element. We have created a dedicated article that explains how to use it, which you can find linked here.
This is how you can set up and display a Widget Countdown design on your website.
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