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Countdown Timer Support Resources

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Feature Overview

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The countdown timer provides a visual display of a countdown on an order form, webpage or in an email. This is useful for creating urgency with your contacts.

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How to set up the Feature

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  1. Choose either a fixed date and time, or a date or date and time field in your Infusionsoft app to count down to. If you do not have a field already created in Infusionsoft, you can create one through PlusThis in your Infusionsoft, just select “Add New field” and inside of the pop up create a new field.
  2. If you choose a date field to count down to, you will be able to designate a time of the day to expire the countdown, if you choose a date/time field, the countdown will expire at the time in the field.
  3. Enter the URL that you would like your contacts to be redirected to when the countdown expires.
  4. Style the countdown the way you would like – including changing the labels for the Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds.
  5. Name and save the feature
  6. PlusThis will provide you with an Image URL for use in Emails and HTML code to place on the webpage or order form you want the Countdown Timer to appear on. Simply paste this onto the code of the page. Please note that the countdown will not appear unless linked to correctly. The proper link for usage can be populated in the Link Generator. There is a link generator under the provided HTML that you should use if you would like to link to the landing page from an Infusionsoft e-mail. If your countdown is based on the value in a field, you will need to use this. Paste in the URL for the page your countdown will be appearing on. Under the pasted URL you will see a PlusThis generated URL with appended information on the end of Copy the full PlusThis populated URL and use it in Infusionsoft emails to link to the page.

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  1. Choose either a fixed date and time, or a date or date and time field in your Ontraport app to count down to.
  2. If you choose a Full Date Field to count down to, you will be able to designate a time of the day to expire the countdown.
  3. Enter the URL that you would like your contacts to be redirected to when the countdown expires.
  4. Style the countdown the way you would like – including changing the labels for the Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds.
  5. Name and save the feature
  6. PlusThis will provide you with an Image URL for use in Emails and HTML code to place on the webpage or order form you want the Countdown Timer to appear on. Simply paste this onto the code of the page. Please note that the countdown will not appear unless linked to correctly. The proper link for usage can be populated in the Link Generator. There is a link generator under the provided HTML that you should use if you would like to link to the landing page from an Infusionsoft e-mail. If your countdown is based on the value in a field, you will need to use this. Paste in the URL for the page your countdown will be appearing on. Under the pasted URL you will see a PlusThis generated URL with appended information on the end of Copy the full PlusThis populated URL and use it in Infusionsoft emails to link to the page.

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  1. Choose either a fixed date and time, or a date or date and time field in your Drip app to count down to. If you do not have a field already created in Drip, you can create one through PlusThis just by typing the name of the desired field and hit enter.
  2. Enter the URL that you would like your contacts to be redirected to when the countdown expires.
  3. Style the countdown the way you would like – including changing the labels for the Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds.
  4. Name and save the feature
  5. PlusThis will provide you with an Image snippet for use in Emails and HTML code to place on the webpage or order form you want the Countdown Timer to appear on. Simply paste this onto the code of the page. Please note that the countdown will not appear unless linked to correctly. The proper link for usage can be populated in the Link Generator. There is a link generator under the provided HTML that you should use if you would like to link to the landing page from an Infusionsoft e-mail. If your countdown is based on the value in a field, you will need to use this. Paste in the URL for the page your countdown will be appearing on. Under the pasted URL you will see a PlusThis generated URL with appended information on the end of Copy the full PlusThis populated URL and use it in Infusionsoft emails to link to the page.

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  1. Choose either a fixed date and time, or a date or date and time property in your Infusionsoft app to count down to.
  2. If you choose a date property to count down to, you will be able to designate a time of the day to expire the countdown, if you choose a date/time property, the countdown will expire at the time in the property.
  3. Enter the URL that you would like your contacts to be redirected to when the countdown expires.
  4. Style the countdown the way you would like – including changing the labels for the Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds.
  5. Name and save the feature
  6. PlusThis will provide you with an Image URL for use in Emails and HTML code to place on the webpage or order form you want the Countdown Timer to appear on. Simply paste this into the code of the page. Please note that the countdown will not appear unless linked to correctly. The proper link for usage can be populated in the Link Generator. There is a link generator under the provided HTML that you should use if you would like to link to the landing page from a HubSpot e-mail. If your countdown is based on the value in a property, you will need to use this. Paste in the URL for the page your countdown will be appearing on. Under the pasted URL you will see a PlusThis generated URL with appended information on the end of Copy the full PlusThis populated URL and use it in HubSpot emails to link to the page.

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  1. Choose either a fixed date and time, or a date or date and time field in your ActiveCampaign app to count down to. If you do not have a field already created in ActiveCampaign, you can create one through PlusThis in your ActiveCampaign, just select “Add New field” and inside of the pop up create a new field.
  2. If you choose a date field to count down to, you will be able to designate a time of the day to expire the countdown, if you choose a date/time field, the countdown will expire at the time in the field.
  3. Enter the URL that you would like your contacts to be redirected to when the countdown expires.
  4. Style the countdown the way you would like – including changing the labels for the Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds.
  5. Name and save the feature
  6. PlusThis will provide you with embed code for use in an HTML element for Emails and HTML code to place on the webpage you want the Countdown Timer to appear on. Simply paste this onto the code of the page. Please note that the countdown will not appear unless linked to correctly. The proper link for usage can be populated in the Link Generator. There is a link generator under the provided HTML that you should use if you would like to link to the landing page from an ActiveCampaign e-mail. If your countdown is based on the value in a field, you will need to use this. Paste in the URL for the page your countdown will be appearing on. Under the pasted URL you will see a PlusThis generated URL with appended information on the end of Copy the full PlusThis populated URL and use it in ActiveCampaign emails to link to the page.

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Implementation Guide

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To implement this feature, copy the code and place it in a custom image block in the email builder inside of Infusionsoft.

To implement this feature, paste the code PlusThis provides you on a page on your website. PlusThis requires that contact details are passed through links sent out so we know who to perform the feature on. Use the link generator that PlusThis provides to create a link that will merge in the contact details. You will use this link in your emails to send your contacts to the page with the code on it.

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To implement this feature, copy the code and place it in an email inside of Ontraport.

To implement this feature, paste the code PlusThis provides you on a page on your website. PlusThis requires that contact details are passed through links sent out so we know who to perform the feature on. Use the link generator that PlusThis provides to create a link that will merge in the contact details. You will use this link in your emails to send your contacts to the page with the code on it.

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To implement this feature, copy the code and place it in an email inside of Ontraport.

To implement this feature, paste the code PlusThis provides you on a page on your website. PlusThis requires that contact details are passed through links sent out so we know who to perform the feature on. Use the link generator that PlusThis provides to create a link that will merge in the contact details. You will use this link in your emails to send your contacts to the page with the code on it.

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To implement this feature, paste the code PlusThis provides you on a HubSpot landing page. Alternatively, you can place the code on a page on your website. PlusThis requires that contact details are passed through links sent out so we know who to perform the feature on. Use the link generator that PlusThis provides to create a link that will merge in the contact details. You will use this link in your emails to send your contacts to the page with the code on it.

To implement this feature, copy the code and place it in an email in the HubSpot email builder.

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To implement this feature, copy the code and place it in an HTML snippet inside your ActiveCampaign email builder

To implement this feature, paste the code PlusThis provides you on a page on your website. PlusThis requires that contact details are passed through links sent out so we know who to perform the feature on. Use the link generator that PlusThis provides to create a link that will merge in the contact details. You will use this link in your emails to send your contacts to the page with the code on it.

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Feature Tip

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  • Redirect when the countdown expires: This is optional, however, if you would like for a page to only be available until a certain date and when that date has been reached have your contacts redirected to a different page, you should enter a URL into this area.
  • Please note that the countdown will not appear unless linked to correctly. The proper link for usage can be populated in the Link Generator.

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  • Redirect when the countdown expires: This is optional, however, if you would like for a page to only be available until a certain date and when that date has been reached have your contacts redirected to a different page, you should enter a URL into this area.
  • Please note that the countdown will not appear unless linked to correctly. The proper link for usage can be populated in the Link Generator.

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  • Redirect when the countdown expires: This is optional, however, if you would like for a page to only be available until a certain date and when that date has been reached have your contacts redirected to a different page, you should enter a URL into this area.
  • Please note that the countdown will not appear unless linked to correctly. The proper link for usage can be populated in the Link Generator.

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  • Redirect when the countdown expires: This is optional, however, if you would like for a page to only be available until a certain date and when that date has been reached have your contacts redirected to a different page, you should enter a URL into this area.
  • Please note that the countdown will not appear unless linked to correctly. The proper link for usage can be populated in the Link Generator.

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  • Redirect when the countdown expires: This is optional, however, if you would like for a page to only be available until a certain date and when that date has been reached have your contacts redirected to a different page, you should enter a URL into this area.
  • Please note that the countdown will not appear unless linked to correctly. The proper link for usage can be populated in the Link Generator.

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Feature Blueprint

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Feature FAQ

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Make sure you aren’t using the Send Test button to send an email to yourself. You’ll want to put your test contact through the campaign as if they were an actual customer.
Test instead by pushing a contact record through the campaign. Before you do so, double check to make sure the field that your Countdown Timer is referencing, has data in it.

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Make sure you aren’t using the Send Test button to send an email to yourself. You’ll want to put your test contact through the campaign as if they were an actual customer.
Double check to make sure the link you used in the emails was produced using the Link Generator that PlusThis provides. Give this link a try in the emails you are sending people through Infusionsoft (pushing them to your page). This link will provide the information you need for countdown timer to work properly.

http://__________/?Id=~Contact.Id~&Email=~Contact.Email~

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Make sure you aren’t using the Send Test button to send an email to yourself. You’ll want to put your test contact through the campaign as if they were an actual customer.
Test instead by pushing a contact record through the campaign. Before you do so, double check to make sure the field that your Countdown Timer is referencing, has data in it.

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Make sure you aren’t using the Send Test button to send an email to yourself. You’ll want to put your test contact through the campaign as if they were an actual customer.
Double check to make sure the link you used in the emails was produced using the Link Generator that PlusThis provides. Give this link a try in the emails you are sending people through Ontraport (pushing them to your page). This link will provide the information you need for countdown timer to work properly.

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Make sure you aren’t using the Send Test button to send an email to yourself. You’ll want to put your test contact through the campaign as if they were an actual customer.
Test instead by pushing a contact record through the campaign. Before you do so, double check to make sure the field that your Countdown Timer is referencing, has data in it.

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Make sure you aren’t using the Send Test button to send an email to yourself. You’ll want to put your test contact through the campaign as if they were an actual customer.
Double check to make sure the link you used in the emails was produced using the Link Generator that PlusThis provides. Give this link a try in the emails you are sending people through Drip (pushing them to your page). This link will provide the information you need for countdown timer to work properly.

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Make sure you aren’t using the Send Test button to send an email to yourself. You’ll want to put your test contact through the campaign as if they were an actual customer.
Test instead by pushing a contact record through the campaign. Before you do so, double check to make sure the field that your Countdown Timer is referencing, has data in it.

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Make sure you aren’t using the Send Test button to send an email to yourself. You’ll want to put your test contact through the campaign as if they were an actual customer.
Double check to make sure the link you used in the emails was produced using the Link Generator that PlusThis provides. Give this link a try in the emails you are sending people through HubSpot (pushing them to your page). This link will provide the information you need for countdown timer to work properly.

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Make sure you aren’t using a test email to yourself. You’ll want to put your test contact through the campaign as if they were an actual customer.
Test instead by pushing a contact record through the campaign. Before you do so, double check to make sure the field that your Countdown Timer is referencing, has data in it.

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Make sure you aren’t using the Send Test button to send an email to yourself. You’ll want to put your test contact through the campaign as if they were an actual customer.
Double check to make sure the link you used in the emails was produced using the Link Generator that PlusThis provides. Give this link a try in the emails you are sending people through ActiveCampaign (pushing them to your page). This link will provide the information you need for countdown timer to work properly.

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Helpful Downloads

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