Welcome to the AWeber blog! In this article, we will teach you how to create an awesome countdown timer widget for your AWeber account. The tutorial will be detailed and easy to follow along. You will learn about the various features that can be enabled to create a custom timer experience for your readers.
Enable the Countdown Timer Widget
To get started, you will need to head over to the Settings tab of your AWeber account. From there, click on the “Widgets” icon to get into the Dashboard. On the far left side of the dashboard, you will see a green “+” icon. Hit that to reveal more widgets. You will see that a new section has appeared above your email list called “New Widgets from AWeber”.
You can now add a new widget to the Dashboard from this page. To do so, click on the “+” icon and a blank space will appear where you can add your new widget.
Drag and drop your chosen widget into this space and then click on the button which says “Save Widget”.
AWeber will now process the code necessary to add the widget to your website. In the meantime, visit your blog and you should now see a shiny new widget on your blog’s sidebar.
Customize The Timer
The timer widget that you just added to your AWeber Dashboard will bring a new interface to your blog. In this section of the tutorial, we will teach you how to fully customize this widget so that it will match your blog’s style and content.
The first thing you will want to do is change the display of the timer. Most importantly, you will want to choose a display that matches your audience. If you have a large following of sports fans, for example, you might want to choose the NBA Countdown widget. Alternatively, if you have a lot of fashion-related content, the Fashion Week Countdown widget may be a better fit for your blog.
The next step is to change the styling of the timer. You can edit the colors, the font, and even add a graphic on the right side of the display. You can also choose whether or not to display the seconds on the timer. Last but not least, you can add some extra functionality to the widget by enabling the “hidden” feature. This will cause your timer to be displayed as a collapsed widget when cloned.
Besides changing the look and feel of your timer, you can also add additional features to it. For example, if you have a big following on Twitter, you could add a button which will send your readers to your blog for more information. Or you can include a special offer from one of your favorite brands or websites.
When you are finished customizing your timer, hit the blue Save button at the top of the widget to make your changes live.
Make It Count
The last step in the process is to name your widget and choose a unique hashtag for it. When someone clicks on this hashtag in a blog post or message, they will be brought to your site to see the offer from that brand or website.
The name you give your widget is displayed under the “+” icon on your dashboard. For example, if you chose the Fashion Week Countdown widget, your users will see “Fashion Week Countdown” when they visit the settings of their AWeber account.
To make your Twitter-based offers more accessible to your readers, you could name your timer the “#AWBWeekly” hashtag. When someone uses this hashtag in a Tweet or message, their link will be automatically accompanied by your offer on their behalf. Naturally, you can choose any hashtag you like.
If you are wondering how to add a countdown timer to your AWeber account, you have the option to do so directly from the Settings page of your account. Simply go to the Widget section and tap on the “+” icon. From there, you can choose whether or not to display the timer on your site. The color, style, and even the ability to change the display completely can be customized.
As you can see, there are many options when it comes to customizing a countdown timer for your AWeber account. This is another great example of how the dashboard for this popular email marketing service is designed to be user-friendly and easy to manage.