Land Deal Countdown Timer
REI Conversion now comes with a plugin that allows you to display a fully-customizable banner at the top of your webpage highlighting deals for your properties.
Installing the Land Deal Countdown Timer Plugin (Legacy Users Only)
Please skip this section and head to 'Setting Up the Timer' if your site is being hosted by REI Conversion. If your site is hosted by REI Conversion, and you do not see the Land Deal Countdown Timer Plugin installed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to have it installed.
Go to Plugins > Add New on your WordPress Dashboard
Click Upload Plugin
Select Choose File and select the appropriate file
Click Install Now
Click Activate Plugin
You'll then be prompted to enter your license key. Enter it then press Agree & Activate License
Setting Up the Timer
Go to Properties > All Properties in your WordPress Dashboard
Click on the property you want to add the timer to
On the right-hand side under the Property tab, you'll see Land Deal
Click Yes to Enable it
You'll then be presented with several options for the timer.
Expiry - Make sure you set a date in the future and click Done on the calendar once you've set the expiry (if you just click off it might not save).
Title and Subtitle - Write a title and subtitle for your deal. For example, you can just put the property name, or Deal of the Week. If you leave it blank, automatic text will be generated.
Once you're done click on Publish/Update to save your changes.
You'll now see the timer appear at the top of your website.
Customizing the Timer
You can customize the timer in the theme customizer by going to Appearance > Themes > Customize in your WordPress Dashboard.
Click on Land Deal Countdown Timer.
You can now change the color of the Title, Subtitle, Time Values, Time Units, Link (button) Text, Link (button) Background and add an Overlay color.
To change these colors, simply click on them and scroll to your desired color. Or, you can type in the hexadecimal or rgba color code in the box at the top.
Under Background, you'll be able to change the image on the background of your timer. Click Select Image and choose the file you want.
Once you're finished editing, click on Publish to save changes.
Listing Multiple Timers
You can list deals for multiple properties on the countdown timer.
Just head to the property you wish to add a countdown timer for and follow the instructions for setting up the timer that we listed above.
Once it's added you'll see on the home page that the banner has turned into a carousel post. The carousel swipes automatically every 10 seconds unless the user is hovering over the banner which will pause it. The user can also navigate the deals by clicking the small circle icons at the bottom of the banner.
The navigation buttons can also be customized in the Customize section of WordPress. This option will only appear, however, when there are 2 or more countdown timers listed.
Reflecting the Deal in the Pricing Section of your Properties
Under the Payment Options section of your property, you'll now see a new option after Button Link that says Visibility.
This allows you to only display the price of a property when a deal is current or expired.
You may want to use this, for example, if you're selling a property on finance but want to offer a cash price deal for a limited time only. If the time expires, then that cash price will be removed automatically. You can do this by selecting the option When Deal is Current under the Visibility section. This way, the cash price will only appear when the deal is active. Likewise, under the Visibility section for Finance Terms, you can select When Deal is Expired and the finance package will only pop up once the cash deal has expired. Alternatively, you can set the Visibility to Always if you'd prefer to keep the options there permanently.
Once you've selected your options, click Update to save.