Cool Timeline allows you to create beautiful vertical storyline.You simply create posts then Cool Timeline will automatically populate these posts in
|Author:||Cool Timeline Team (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.5|
|WordPress version tested:||4.9|
|Added to WordPress repository:||23-11-2015|
|Total downloads:||58 382|
|Active installs:||8 000+|
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Cool timeline frontend view and story elements.
Cool timeline story creation screen with instructions.
Cool timeline general settings section.
Cool timeline PRO features.
Cool timeline PRO Single Sided.
Cool timeline PRO Horizontal view.
Create any type of timeline using Cool timeline PRO .
How to install Cool Timeline plugin & create timeline?
Can I choose any historical date/year?
Year starts from 1970 in free version but in pro version you can choose any historical year from 1000 to 2050 for creating a story inside Cool Timeline.
What is plugin short-code & how can we use it?
Here is full short-code of Cool Timeline plugin
[cool-timeline layout=”default” animation=”FadeInOut” date-format=”Y-m-d” icons=”YES” show-posts=”3″]
- [cool-timeline] = It is our default short-code syntax.
- layout = We have three layout options (default, one-side and simple). In simple timeline you can create a timeline without bigger year circle in between the stories.
- animation = We have only 1 animation effect (FadeInOut) in Cool Timeline free version. You can purchase pro for more effects.
- date-format = You can choose any date-format to show with the stories according to your language and requirements.
- icons = You can show(YES/NO) cool icons along with timeline stories.
- show-posts = If you have a large timeline with a lot of stories then you can use this option to show pagination option after a number of stories.
Can I see online demo?
Yes, Check free version demo at – http://free.cooltimeline.com
For Pro demo please check – http://www.cooltimeline.com/#cool-demos
Can I convert my blog posts into timeline?
No, This facility is only available in Timeline PRO version. You can only create a blog/content timeline using Cool Timeline Pro
Can I create multiple timelines based on different categories?
Timeline category option is only available in our Pro version so you need to purchase pro if you want to create category specific multiple timelines.
Can I choose custom colors and fonts?
Yes, You can choose 2 custom colors and any font-family from our font-list according to your website style. These colors will automatically apply on all of your timeline stories in an alternative way.
Can I hide bigger circular year circle?
Yes, You need to select “simple” layout while adding the short-code. In this shortcode you can create a timeline by hiding bigger year circle.
What is facebook timeline?
This is our PRO feature. You can show your Facebook page feed on your website in a timeline format by using Cool Timeline Pro plugin.
Is it possible to create both horizontal & vertical timeline?
You can only create vertical timeline in our free version. But We have cool design options to create both vertical and horizontal timeline in our Pro version.
Do you have any support email for extra questions?
Yes, You can contact us anytime at here – email@example.com. We will try to provide an answer with in 24 hours.
There are 3 ways to install Cool Timeline inside your wordpress website.
- Automatically install our plugin via WordPress admin panel:- Open your WordPress website admin panel and go to Plugins > Click Add New & search ‘Cool Timeline‘ at here > Here you will find our plugin > Now click on install button > After this you will see a activate button > Just activate it to use Cool Timeline inside your website
- Install via Zip file:- In this method first you need to download our plugin from wordpress plugins directory. Go to https://wordpress.org/plugins/cool-timeline/ & Download Cool Timeline. After this inside your WP-admin panel, click on Plugins > Add New > Upload Button. Now choose the plugin zip file that you just downloaded from wordpress plugins directory & activate it.
- Install plugin via FTP:- In this method you also first need to download plugin zip file from wordpress plugins directory. After this open your FTP manager and Go to > wp-content/plugins folder. Here you need to upload extracted version of timeline plugin.(please remember don’t upload zip file directly at here) After this you can activate plugin from wp-admin panel plugins page.
- After installation and plugin activation, you will find 2 extra tabs in Wp-admin panel sidebar – Timeline Stories and Cool Timeline.
- Under “Cool Timeline” tab, you can select different colors, fonts and other design options of timeline according to your website style.
- Under “Timeline Stories” tab, You can add all of your stories by selecting appropriate date and year.
- After adding all of your stories, Go to Pages > Add New, Here you can create a timeline by using our in-build short-code generator or simply place this short-code – [cool-timeline]
If you are facing any difficulty in Cool Timeline plugin installation then you can contact our support at here – firstname.lastname@example.org
Version 1.3.2 |September 13 2017
- Fixed:-Fixed animation effect compatibility issue with new version of google chrome(Version 61.0.3163.79)
- Improvements:-added timeline styles in header and scripts in footer
- Improvements:-Changed pagination position in center
Version 1.3.1 |September 5 2017
<lifixed:fixed Minor Clean Timeline styling issues.
Version 1.3 |September 4 2017
- Added:- Added new skins options in shortcode generator.Now user can easily create simple and clean timeline without background colors.
- Added:- Added new setting panel for story image size
- Added:-Integrated Hooks.User can easily customize timeline stories query arguments using add_filter(‘ctl_stories_query’,’callback_function’); filter hook.
- Added:- Added ctl_story_clasess filter hook.Using this hook users can easily add your own custom classes in timeline stories
- Improvements:-Improved All stories section added story dates and story icons sections
- Added:-Integrated new font awesome icons Version 4.7
- Improvements:-Improved overall code.included files based upon conditions
- Improvements:-Created function for story images and story date
- Improvements:-Optimized timeline loading speed. Minified all CSS and JS files.
Version 1.2 |May 8 2017
- Added:- Added brand new compact timeline layout.Using this layout you can easily show your stories in compact mode like(facebook timeline)
- Added:-Added shortcode generator in all type of posts and pages.
- Fixed:- Google fonts loading problem of all pages
- Improvements:-Minor Textual changes
- Fixed:-Minor CSS and js Fixes
= Version 1.1.8 |12/1/2017=
- Added:- Added brand new designs for default timeline
- Added:- Translation ready and translated in 4 languages(German,French,Indonesian ,Italian)
- Added:- Added one sided timeline
- Added:-Show timeline images in pop-up or link to full story
- Added:-Cool Animation effects
- Added:-Simple timeline without year circle
- Added:-You can easily set icons in your stories.
- Added:-Pagination to limit the number of stories displayed for a large timeline
- Added:-Custom stories date format feature in shortcode generator
- Imporved:-Improved over all CSS of timeline
- Fixed:-Minor bug fixings
- Improved:- Improved frontend script
- compatibility:- compatibility with WordPress 4.7.1 and twenty seventeen theme
= Version 1.1.7 |12/1/2017=
- Fixed:-Fixed fatal errors.
- Enhancement: IE imageproblem fixed
- Fixed :Minor styling fixes.
Enhancement:Minor bug fixings
- Enhancement:Added new shortcode generator.
- Enhancement: Plugin documentation, demo and screenshots.
- Fixed:Cannot load cool_timeline_page.
- Fixed:Unable to access plugin settings page when you have mentioned define(‘DISALLOW_FILE_MODS’,true); contant in wp-config file.
- Fixed:IE-11 images issue.
- Enhancement:Migrates google fonts from http to https.
- Fixed:Minor bug fixings.
- Enhancement:Responsive styles
- Fixed:Read more priority issue
- Removed:background image options.
- Fixed:Options panel color options default value issue.
- Enhancement:Enhancement of all labels.
- Fixed:Minor bug fixings.
- Removed:bootstrap.css styles.
- Added:Independent styles.
- Added:future Posts feature.
- Fixed:Fixed css overriding issues.
- Enhancement:removed extra div’s.
- Added:Added options in settings panel to Enable/Disable stories date.
- Added:Main title alignments options in option panel.
- Fixed:Fixed read more overriding issue.
- Enhancement:included ctl_styles and bootstrap styles only on timeline page.
- Fixed:Minor Fixes.
- Fixed:Date issues
- Fixed:styles settings issue
- Fixed:Minor css issues.
- Enhancement:included styles only on timeline page.
- Removed:Removed bootflat.css file.
- Fixed:css issue resolved
- Added:Stoires description type short/Full(with HTML) in option panel.
- Fixed:Typography issues.
- Fixed:Minor css issues.
- Fixed:Minor images size issues.
- Fixed:stories date issue resolved.
- Fixed:background color issue resolved.
- Minor bug fixes.
- Added Stories order option in settings panel for post order by(Ascending ,Descending)
- improved short description content.
- updated icons.
- Initial Release.