CoolClock – Advanced

CoolClock – Advanced extends CoolClock for WordPress with advanced options.


CoolClock (free) »CoolClock Advanced
Widget, Shortcode or theme functionyesyes
Compatible cross browser/platformyesyes
22 Preset skinsyesyes
Custom skinyesyes
Linear or logarithmic time scaleyesyes
Show date or 24h digital time *noyes
Background options *
Image or color, round(ed corners), adv. positioning
1 extra clean skin *noyes
Priority supportnoyes

*) Descriptions:

  • More digital options: 24h time or date
  • Background options:
    • color, position, size (if your background image is larger than the clock) and repeat options
    • A custom background image field. Allows for setting an URL to an image that will serve as background to the clock. This can be any kind of image, it's completely up to you!
    • Background image stretching ('cover' or 'contain') to force-fit it to your clock size. Works well with the new responsive clock.
    • Clock position: this will allow you to control the exact position of the clock in respect to the background image.
  • One extra skin: Minimal. This skin serves well with background images.
  • One year of Updates and Premium support

Buy CoolClock Advanced

Starting at 9$ (that’s only ~8€) including 1 year free updates and support for one site.

Risk-free: 30-day money back guarantee – No questions asked

  • Billed yearly until cancelled

  • Billed yearly until cancelled

  • Billed yearly until cancelled

  • Billed yearly until cancelled

  • Billed yearly until cancelled

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The steps

Please follow these steps to assure your satisfaction with your purchase:

  1. First, install the free CoolClock for WordPress plugin, activate it and add an Analog Clock widget to your sidebar. If you are sure the free plugin works well on your site, then come back here to continue with step 2. If it does not work well, please ask for help on the  CoolClock plugin page.
  2. Purchase the Advanced extension by hitting the Add to Cart button. Create a new user account or log in to an existing account. Your account will serve you to get premium support on and allow you to re-download in the future. After checkout, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail with download instructions.
  3. Download the zip file and use your WordPress plugin installation page (Plugins > Add new > Upload) to install the plugin.
  4. Activate your new plugin CoolClock - Advanced extension.
  5. Notice the admin notice about a missing plugin license and follow the link. Follow the instructions there to find, enter and activate your plugin license key which will serve for automatic plugin updates.
  6. Go back to your previously configured Analog Clock sidebar widget and find your new options!

What you get

After following the steps above, you'll have two plugins: The free CoolClock plugin plus the Advanced extension that brings advanced options to the table. These extra options allow you to customize your clock with your own background image.

The following examples shows how you can create your custom clock.

Example #1: Widget with background image

Image #1: the CoolClock default widget
Image #1a: the CoolClock default widget

Let's say, you added an Analog Clock widget with all the default options to your sidebar. It should look like image #1a.

Now, with the Advanced extension activated, go back to your WordPress Appearance > Widgets admin page and open the widget to edit its settings.

Change the skin (theme) to the new one called 'Minimal' at the bottom of the dropdown list (image #1b) and the option Radius to 65 (image #1c) to better fit the coming background image. Next, fill out in the Image URL field (image #1d) under the new Background options.

CoolClock widget settings - Skin
Image #1b: CoolClock widget settings - Skin
Image #3: CoolClock widget settings - Radius
Image #1c: CoolClock widget settings - Radius
Image #4: CoolClock widget settings - Background image URL
Image #1d: CoolClock widget settings - Background image URL
Image #5: CoolClock widget on WordPress logo
Image #1e: CoolClock widget on WordPress logo

Then hit Save and admire the result on your site: A clock without a border and no minute or hour markers that fits snugly over a 125 by 125 pixel large WordPress logo.

But of course, you can choose your own logo or any other image!

Example #2: Shortcode with background image

The shortcode responsible for the minimalist clock at the top of this page is [coolclock align=right skin=minimal /] which uses the new skin Minimal.

When appended with the new parameters background_image="" showdigital="date" the result is visible here on the left.

These new shortcode parameters are available in the Advanced extension:

  • showdigital extended with "digital24" or "date" options
  • background_image - define full URL or path to an image to serve as background
  • background_height - give a height in pixels (default: clock plus subtext height)
  • background_width - give a width in pixels (default: clock width)
  • background_color - define a CSS color value in hex, rgb(a) format, or color name
  • background_stretch - Accepts CSS backround image size options "cover" and "contain" (default: no stretching)
  • background_position - CSS positioning like "left top", "bottom", "10% 70%" or "10px 20px" (default: "left top")
  • background_repeat - background repetition options "repeat", "repeat-x", "repeat-y", "no-repeat" (default: "no-repeat")
  • background_border_radius - optional rounded corners value, higher is rounder

Read more about how to use the CoolClock shortcode on You can find all the default skins on with their parameters to copy and reuse for your custom skin trials. Instructions and examples of how to use your custom skin are on

Have fun!