“Good Morning”

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  • #239179

    burfordmedia
    Member

    I know this may sound a little cheesy, but it would be really nice if there were a way to automatically have a “Good Morning”/”Good Afternoon”/”Good Evening” message near the top of my blog. Or, failing that, a clock showing the current time in my time zone. Any ideas how I might achieve this? Thanks!

    #239344

    teck07
    Member

    If you choose to have a self hosted site then you probably could achieve this bit
    here on wordpress.com that optoin will be a no go…

    ~Teck~

    #239346

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can probably find a clock widget that works. As for the message, I doubt it; it’s theoretically possible, but you’d have to program it yourself. And of course it would reflect YOUR time, not the time of your readers.

    This thread has some suggestions:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=13356&replies=96

    #239410

    shoreacres
    Member

    Why not do a static banner across the top of your page that alternates greetings and languages? For example:

    BonjourGoodAfternoonGutenTagBonsoirBuenosDiasBuonPomeriggioGoodEvening etc.

    You could use colors that complement your page and alternate them. Just a thought….

    #239411

    shoreacres
    Member

    Hmmm… Strange. Don’t have a clue what I did that produced the weirdness with my post.

    #239412

    raincoaster
    Member

    You made one very long word with no spaces.

    #239413

    tellyworth
    Staff

    You can do this sort of thing using CSS and the Sandbox theme. Sandbox adds special classes to the body tag based on the date and time of day.

    The Diurnal theme for Sandbox uses this to change the header image to a night or day scene, for example:

    http://sndbx.org/results/designs/diurnal/

    It’s easy enough to use if you’re familiar with CSS, but probably not a solution that’s suitable for beginners.

    I think K2 and some of its derivatives offer a similar mechanism but I’m not familiar with them.

    #239415

    shoreacres
    Member

    Dang! I’ll try and avoid that in the future. Thanks, raincoaster.

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