When working on a project or juggling a busy schedule, it is really important to keep track of time. Whether you’re updating your personal blog quickly before going to an appointment or working hard to meet a deadline, having a clock nearby is a must. One tool that will help keep your eye on the time is a plugin called Blog Time. Here’s an overview of how Blog Time works and what it can do for your website.
Installing Blog Time
The first thing you’ll need to do when you’re working with a WordPress Plugin is go to the Plugins Directory and download Blog Time. After that, you’ll head over to your WordPress Admin, go to Plugins, then Add New and Upload. Select the zipped folder you’ve just downloaded from Blog Time and click Install Now.
After a few seconds, your plugin will be installed and you can go ahead and activate it.
Configuring Blog Time
Upon Activation, you’ll notice that the time will appear in the admin bar at the top of your page just to the left of your greeting.
Implementing Blog Time
Next you should head over to your WordPress Admin, select Appearance, then select Widgets and you’ll notice Blog Time under your Available Widgets. If you want either a timestamp or a running clock on your website then your next step is to drag Blog Time over to the Main Sidebar.
Here you’ll see that you’ve got some options for your clock. You can toy around with the time format, add before and after text, and choose between a dynamic or static clock. The dynamic mode with keep a running count of the time while the static mode works as a timestamp for when your page is loaded. However, if you choose to have a static mode and want an update on the time, you can just click the timestamp and it will update to the current time without reloading the page.
Once you’ve adjusted those settings to match your personal preferences, you can go to your website and see Blog Time in full function.
Blog Time is a simple and free plugin for displaying the time according to your blog. I found Blog Time to be incredibly easy to install and use. However, I did not find it to be that necessary of a plugin because I have a running clock on my laptop. I would find Blog Time to be the most useful if I was dealing with a deadline in a different timezone and wanted to be able to compare the server time to local time while on the same page. It may also be useful if you have a contest that is time sensitive. Blog Time has a simple and clean design, which is a huge plus for me.
What about you? Have you tried out this or a similar plugin to keep track of time? What did you like or dislike about using it? Leave us a comment and let us know about your experience!
Download link: Blog Time Plugin