Auto-pilot for your website

TimeRelease is a versatile tool that allows you to update your website at just the right time while you are enjoying life away from your computer. Use TimeRelease to do one-day sales events, product launches, a schedule of events or any other scheduled update.

Like PrivateEyes, TimeRelease uses the power of PHP to allow hidden content to load only when it is time rather than JavaScript. JavaScript will load even the hidden content to the website making readily available in the source code and slowing down the page load.


Follow these instructions for getting TimeRelease working in your website.

  1. Drag a TimeRelease stack element onto your Stacks page.
  2. In the Settings panel, select the "Preview Switch" to allow viewing in Preview mode while drafting your content.
  3. Into the "Show" drop zone, add the content you wish to hide.
  4. In the Settings panel, select the "Use Replacement" switch. Then add the content you wish to show in place of the hidden content into the "Replace" drop zone. (optional)
  5. In the Settings panel, to "Time Zone (t)" select the time zone you want the server to use when checking the time.
  6. In the Settings panel, to "Repeat (r )" select the frequeny with which you wish to have your hidden content displayed. If this is left off, the hidden content will only display once.(optional)
  7. In the Settings panel, to "Refresh Page" select the method and timing for automatically refreshing the page. If this is left off, the hidden content will only display when the visitor refreshes the page or visits the page between the begin and end times.(optional)
  8. In the Begin panel, select the year, month, day, hour and minute to set the date and time the hidden content can first begin showing on the website.
  9. In the End panel, select the year, month, day, hour and minute to set the date and time the hidden content will stop showing on the website.


We've published a couple of examples of what TimeRelease can do on this separate test website. You can also download the test site as a RapidWeaver 6 project file, using this link.

TimeRelease is a stack developed and supported by Tom Bristol.

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