This gives you the option of running an event countdown on your homepage. 



Spark location: Settings > Site Settings > Dates

 

From there you can:


  • create new countdowns 
  • edit or deactivate an existing countdown
  • view inactive countdowns
  • determine if the 'Thank You' message is applied once an event is passed


To create a new Countdown:

 

  1. Click the ADD COUNTDOWN DATES button
  2. Select the start and end date of your event
  3. Remember, the countdown will be counting down to the date you put in the start date. If you put today's date as the start date, there will be no countdown
  4. Next to the # Days there is a blank field you will need to fill in
  5. Something like "until My big event" or "until the fun kicks off!" this will ensure that you don't just have a X Days hanging loosely at the top of your site


To edit or deactivate a current countdown, hover over the message column and select "Edit" or "Deactivate"


To view your inactive countdowns, click on the "Active" dropdown and select "Inactive"

Once your event dates have passed, your countdown will automatically start counting down to the next set of dates.

If you don't have upcoming dates added to this system, there is an option for a Thank You Message to show in place of your countdown. Just check the box and the message "Thanks for a great event" will be posted once the event end date has passed.


To remove the message, simply un-check the box or add a new countdown to replace it.