Multiple Scheduled

Multiple Scheduled Backgrounds

With Custom Backgrounds for WordPress version 3.0, we have introduced an option to add multiple images to background and schedule when you want them to appear. This feature makes it possible for you to create backgrounds that change during the day, week, month or year. Only your imagination sets the limits for what this can be used for.

The background on this page is composed of 11 different images showing the sunrise, morning, noon, afternoon, evening, sunset, and night. The background is set to be visible from 05-01-2011 to 12-31-2021. You can set the date and time individually for each image. Secondly, we’ve set a specific time frame for each image to be visible.

The first time you enter a website with Custom Backgrounds for WordPress installed a cookie detecting the browsers local time is set. This is an example from my browser when visiting plugins.righthere.com:

plugins.righthere.com/?cbg_tz=240

This means GMT -4 hours (4 x 60 = 240 minutes), which means we are located on the East Coast of USA.

When you enter the website your browser will show a different number depending on where you are in the world. In order to test the different backgrounds how they look in different times of the day you can use the links below (please notice that this will show how the background will look at the specific time if you were on the East Coast of the US. You can replace the 240 in the link with the number that is written in your browser first time you enter this page)

The cookie that is set is using the 24-hour clock. If you are not familiar with how that works look below.

12-hour clock24-hour clock
12:00am00:00
01:00am01:00
02:00am02:00
03:00am03:00
04:00am04:00
05:00am05:00
06:00am06:00
07:00am07:00
08:00am08:00
09:00am09:00
10:00am10:00
11:00am11:00
12:00pm12:00
01:00pm13:00
02:00pm14:00
03:00pm15:00
04:00pm16:00
05:00pm17:00
06:00pm18:00
07:00pm19:00
08:00pm20:00
09:00pm21:00
10:00pm22:00
11:00pm23:00

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