How to add a countdown timer
If you’re running a sales campaign, a countdown timer makes it feel more real. You literally show your website visitors that they’re out of time. In Getsitecontrol, you can easily add a countdown GIF image generated by a third-party service.
1. Get your countdown timer
We’re using Countdownmail.com in our example. Their animated GIF images are dynamically generated by the server in real-time, each and every time an image is requested.
Once you finish designing your timer, you only need to copy the image source URL
2.Add the timer to your widget
If you don’t have a widget yet or want to design a new one, click
Select a template with an image at the top, for example, and click
Switch to the
Appearance tab and click Edit to open the image settings.
On the next step, switch to
Import and click Website. Paste the link you copied on CountdownMail.
Get and you’ll see your timer. Click on it and press the OK button.
The animated GIF timer will be added to your widget. Then you can adjust its size and position. In our example, we should choose another preset image position, so as to completely fit into the top area.
Save & Close once you finish editing.
Done! As the GIF image is dynamically generated by the server in real-time, every time a visitor sees the widget on your website, they’ll see an updated GIF image.