Hottaimoijiruna is a continuously updating AJAX powered clock for your site, with a customisable timezone so that you can display the time of day in your part of the world.
- Upload hottaimoijiruna.php to your plugins folder, usually
- Activate the plugin on the plugin screen.
- Use the WordPress plugins editor and set « HOURS_FROM_GMT » appropriately for your timezone.
- In every template that you wish for the clock to appear, call the function hottaimoijiruna().
- Can you alter the format of the returned date string?
Not yet, but you will be able to soon.
- How does it work?
Every minute hottaimoijiruna makes a call to the server and gets the current time. It uses SACK, an AJAX Kit by Gregory Wild-Smith, that comes built in with WordPress 2.0
- It doesn’t work!
- Will it work with WordPress 1.x?
Nope. It should degrade nicely, and just leave the default text (or nothing).
- Will it break if the XML call fails?
Nope. It should degrade nicely, and say « clock disabled ».
- Will this run on every WordPress page and post?
Nope, only on pages where you call hottaimoijiruna(), and it will quit before the first call if there is a problem.
- Do you have an example?
Have a look at my About Page.
- What’s with the stupid name?
Hottaimoijiruna is Japanese and it roughly means, « Don’t touch the potato that was dug up ». It is what some Japanese people think you are saying when you say « What time is is now? » Try saying it fast and you’ll understand.
- So it’s kind of a joke?
Kind of. Did you laugh?
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