This is really simple to setup.
You just need to edit two files, then
upload everything to your server.
Just follow these directions:
1. Edit index.html to change the text and look of your countdown
The actual code for the countdown is on line 34, so make sure
you don't accidently delete this
2. Now edit the beginning of cookie.php
Days is how many days long you
want the launch to be
If you want 3 days, then it would
look like this:
$days = 3;
Hour is what time you will
launch (military time)
If you want to launch at 3:00PM,
then it would look like this:
$hour = 14;
(Please Note: Autolauncher
automatically figures out their time zone and launches
it in their time).
URL is where they will be redirected to once the
countdown completes. This
is where you put the sales page for your your new product you
are launching. I'll use
google as an example:
$url = 'http://www.google.com';
Dateformat is how the countdown will appear on the site. It's
defaulted for "Days Hours
Minutes Seconds" which should be fine.
$dateFormat = '%%D%% %%H%% %%M%% %%S%%';
Datefont is simply the font style for the countdown
$dateFont = 'Arial';
Datesize is the size of the countdown font
$dateSize = '32px';
Datecolor is the color of the font (Use #000000 for black, or
#FF0000 for red)
$dateColor = '#000000';
Cookiename is the name of the cookie put on there computer. If
you have multiple autolaunchers,
you'll need to name each of them a different Cookiename. Make
sure it's just one word.
This is defaulted to "autolauncher1":
$cookieName = 'autolauncher1'
3. That's it! Now upload the files to a new directory on your
4. When a person goes to that website, it
will start the countdown.
When they come back, it will continue the countdown for them.
And when the countdown is over, it will redirect them to your
new sales page.
5. Remember when writing your
emails, the user won't start the countdown UNTIL he hits the
page! So write your emails accordingly. (ProTip...
send them to a namesqueeze page for your new launch, with the
autolauncher website setup as the "Thank You Page".. this will
perfectly sync your new email launch series with their countdown
6. Also, don't forget.. this not only works great for counting
down to a new product launch, but also
works for giving a limited time restraint on a product you are
You could send an email saying "For 2 days only I'm giving my
full course for half off..." then send
them to a 2 day autolauncher that automatically redirects to
your normal sales page after 2 days.
7. You can also host as many autolaunchers as you want on your
domain. Just make sure you put them in different
directories and they use different "cookienames" as mentioned
8. Lastly, for advanced users, you can use
run cookie.php?do=delete on your website to delete the cookie
and reset the timer. Don't worry about this if it doesn't make
sense... It's just something for testing purposes and has
nothing to do with making Autolauncher work.