We’re Open!

Standard shortcodes

Just the standard opening hours (placed in a shortcode block) without anything added.

[open]
Monday: 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00
Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30
Sunday: Closed

The following shortcodes can be placed in a normal text block; rather than a shortcode block. Once placed in the editor, check in the browser HTML to ensure that you’re compliant with web standards.

[open list]
  • Monday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30
  • Sunday: Closed
[open lines]

Monday: 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00
Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30
Sunday: Closed

[open sentence]
Monday: 09:00 – 18:00; Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00; Wednesday: 09:00 – 18:00; Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00; Friday: 09:00 – 18:00; Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30; Sunday: Closed.
[open structured]
  • Monday:
    • 09:00 – 18:00
  • Tuesday:
    • 09:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday:
    • 09:00 – 18:00
  • Thursday:
    • 09:00 – 18:00
  • Friday:
    • 09:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday:
    • 09:00 – 14:30
  • Sunday:
    • Closed

Table designs

There are many designs available built into the plugin’s functionality.

[open class="hours-right outside-flush no-border"]
Monday: 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00
Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30
Sunday: Closed
[open class="hours-right outside-flush no-border" consolidation="separate" time_format="12_dot_trim"]
Weekdays: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 2.30pm
Sunday: Closed
[open class="hours-right current-line past-fade" day_format="short_date_short_month" time_format="12_dot_trim" update=true]
Mon 17th Jun: 9am – 6pm
Tue 18th Jun: 9am – 6pm
Wed 19th Jun: 9am – 6pm
Thu 20th Jun: 9am – 6pm
Fri 21st Jun: 9am – 6pm
Sat 22nd Jun: 9am – 2.30pm
Sun 23rd Jun: Closed
[open class="hours-right closed-italic past-fade" day_format="full_date_month" time_format="12_colon" update=true]
Monday 17th June: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 18th June: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 19th June: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 20th June: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 21st June: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 22nd June: 9:00am – 2:30pm
Sunday 23rd June: Closed

With special opening hours, you can list alternative hours over the holiday period.

[open class="hours-right closed-italic" day_format="full_date_month" time_format="12_dot_trim" start="2022/12/23" end="2022/12/28"]
Wednesday 21st December: 9am – 6pm
Thursday 22nd December: 9am – 6pm
Friday 23rd December: 9am – 6pm
Saturday 24th December: 9am – 2.30pm
Sunday 25th December: Closed
Monday 26th December: 9am – 6pm
[open class="hours-right closed-bold" day_format="full_date_month_nos" regular=false start="2022/12/23" end="2023/01/03"]

Check out the HTML Classes section in the plugin’s settings located in the Shortcodes tab. Using the update parameter will refresh the design when the opening status and days change.

Opening hours as text

It is easy to add your opening hours as text in existing content or as a stand-alone section.

Our opening hours are: [open text time_format="12_dot_trim" closed="Oh no, we’re closed" day_separator="; | and "]

Our opening hours are: Monday: 9am – 6pm; Tuesday: 9am – 6pm; Wednesday: 9am – 6pm; Thursday: 9am – 6pm; Friday: 9am – 6pm; Saturday: 9am – 2.30pm and Sunday: Oh no, we’re closed.

Our opening hours are: [open text closed_show=false day_separator="; | and " consolidation="separate"]

Our opening hours are: Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00 and Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30.

[open text tag="p" weekdays_text="" weekend_text="" everyday_text="" consolidation="weekdays"]

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 18:00; Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30; Sunday: Closed.

All of these shortcodes can be placed in either the shortcode block or the standard text block. Be careful when only using the shortcode as you may need to add <div> or similar as an enclosing element. Once placed, please check in the browser HTML to ensure that you’re compliant with web standards.

Consolidation

You may group days in the week and weekend separately, together or not at all.

[open consolidation="none"]
Monday: 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00
Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30
Sunday: Closed
[open consolidation="separate"]
Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30
Sunday: Closed
[open consolidation="weekdays"]
Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30
Sunday: Closed
[open consolidation="weekdays" weekdays_text=""]
Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30
Sunday: Closed
[open consolidation="weekend"]
Monday: 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00
Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30
Sunday: Closed
[open consolidation="all"]
Weekdays: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30
Sunday: Closed

Note the weekend will only appear consolidated both days, here Saturday and Sunday, have exactly the same opening hours. Additionally, full consolidation using “all” will only occur when all days have identical opening hours.

Conditional shortcodes

You can enclose any text or HTML content within a shortcode to show or hide this depending on the current status of the business: open or closed.

[open_now]We’re open![/open_now] [closed_now]Sorry, we’re closed[/closed_now]

Sorry, we’re closed

By default the content of the shortcode will update itself when the change of status occurs. An enclosing tag of <div> or <span> is added depending on the content of the shortcode. It is always better to specify your preference.

[open_now tag="div" update=false]<img src="/wp-content/uploads/Were-Open-Motif.svg" alt="We’re Open!">[/open_now]
[closed_now tag="div" update=false]<img src="/wp-content/uploads/Were-Closed-Motif.svg" alt="We’re Closed">[/closed_now]
We’re Closed

If you are using a caching service on your website, the content of the page may be out-dated. So, you can perform an immediate check using the current time and returning the correct information.

[open_now update="immediate"]We’re currently open, but just checking because this website uses a caching service… The time is: [open_text]%now%[/open_text].[/open_now]
[closed_now update="immediate"]We’re currently closed, but just checking because this website uses a caching service… The time is: [open_text]%now%[/open_text].[/closed_now]
We’re currently closed, but just checking because this website uses a caching service… The time is: 03:19.

You can reload the entire page on the change from open to closed (or vice-versa). Nothing will appear if the business is currently closed. Note in the working shortcode, the reload functionality is disabled so that other shortcode instances will run uninterrupted.

[open_now reload=true]We’re open now so please drop into our shop![/open_now]

By default, there is no HTML present when the status doesn’t match. You can choose to set the hidden content to remain present in the element’s data.

[open_now remove_html=false]We’re open! <em>(HTML visible in source code)</em>[/open_now] [closed_now remove_html=false]Sorry, we’re closed <em>(HTML visible in source code)</em>[/closed_now]

We’re open! (HTML visible in source code) Sorry, we’re closed (HTML visible in source code)

Each shortcode has the parameter: class="open-text" for illustrative purposes only. As a reference, the opening hours are: Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 18:00; Saturday: 09:00 – 14:30; Sunday: Closed. and the time is: 03:19.

Conditional special opening hours

A new feature: conditional display of HTML and shortcodes if there are special opening hours in the future. This is particularly useful when holiday periods are coming and you want to conditionally show something if it exists.

[open_special start=0 end=31]
<h3>Holiday opening times</h3>
[open regular=false special=true day_format="short_date_short_month" start=0 end=31]
[/open_special]

In order to illustrate this with some data, this example shows a preview rather than the plugin’s source data.

Holiday opening times

Christmas: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
Thu 27th Dec: 13:00 – 18:00
Mon 31st Dec: 13:00 – 18:00
New Years Day: Closed

Just showing any special opening hours for the standard week.

[open_special tag="div" empty=true]
<h3>Special opening hours</h3>
[open regular=false day_format="full_date_month_comma"]
[/open_special]

If you don’t see anything, there are no special opening hours this week. There is an illustrative outline in this example, otherwise this element would be hidden from view.

Recommendations

  • Remember to set regular to false parameters within any enclosed Shortcode. The parameter special is true by default, but you can set this for clarity.
  • Set the same start and end (or count) parameters if another shortcode is placed in the content zone.
  • You can use start with count and either a relative start day or a start date. See the Shortcode tab for more details.
  • If there is no match, it will display nothing at all. You can overide this by setting the tag parameter and enabling the empty parameter.

Labels and notes

You can apply your own labels for special dates, replacing the standard day or date formatting.

[open regular=false start=0 end=45]
Christmas Eve: 09:00 – 14:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00 – 18:00 Sale Day!
New Year's Eve: 09:00 – 16:00
New Year's Day: Closed
[open regular=false start=0 end=45 day_format="full_date_short_month_comma" labels=false]
Tuesday, 24th Dec: 09:00 – 14:00
Wednesday, 25th Dec: Closed
Thursday, 26th Dec: 12:00 – 18:00 Sale Day!
Tuesday, 31st Dec: 09:00 – 16:00
Wednesday, 1st Jan: Closed

Notes will appear after a set of opening hours with options to place a note before opening times or replace the times entirely.

[open regular=false start=0 end=45 notes="replace"]
Christmas Eve: 09:00 – 14:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Sale Day!
New Year's Eve: 09:00 – 16:00
New Year's Day: Closed
[open regular=false start=0 end=45 notes=false]
Christmas Eve: 09:00 – 14:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00 – 18:00
New Year's Eve: 09:00 – 16:00
New Year's Day: Closed
[open regular=false start=0 end=45 notes="replace closed"]
Christmas Eve: 09:00 – 14:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00 – 18:00
New Year's Eve: 09:00 – 16:00
New Year's Day: Closed
[open regular=false start=0 end=45 note_affixes="(|)"]
Christmas Eve: 09:00 – 14:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 12:00 – 18:00 (Sale Day!)
New Year's Eve: 09:00 – 16:00
New Year's Day: Closed
[open regular=false start=0 end=45 notes="prefix" note_affixes="| : "]
Christmas Eve: 09:00 – 14:00
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Sale Day! : 12:00 – 18:00
New Year's Eve: 09:00 – 16:00
New Year's Day: Closed

Styling of these notes is possible using CSS selectors, such as these:

.opening-hours .note-only .hours {
    color: #D61D5B;
}
.opening-hours .note.prefix {
    color: #257BCB;
}

All examples in this section are manipulated to show a set of special opening hours in December and January.

The time right now

What is the time right now?

<p class="open-text">[open_text]%now%[/open_text]</p>

03:19

As this is simply text, this shortcode and its content exists within a standard paragraph block rather than in a shortcode block.

If you are experiencing problems with out-dated versions of your page, please start with this shortcode to identify the issue with either your cache or the incorrect timezone.

This website is running on the timezone: Europe/London so it is either GMT (GMT+0) or BST (GMT+1).

Replacement text and logic

You can do a lot with replacement text and logic!

<p class="open-text">[open_text]
%if_open_now% We are currently open, so pop in! %end%
%if_open_later% We are currently not open, but we will be open today at: %today_next%. %end%
%if_closed_now%
    %if_not_open_later% We are currently not open for the remainder of the day
        %if_open_tomorrow%, however we are open tomorrow at %tomorrow_start%.
        %else% %space%and closed tomorrow. %end%
    %end%
%end%
[/open_text]</p>

We are currently not open, but we will be open today at: 09:00.

Additional spacing is added for readability. When processed, spaces before and after logic statements are removed.

Replacement text reference

There is plenty of text to play around with… here is a complete list of all the text replacement codes, their current values and a description.

Code Value Description
%now%03:19 Formatted current time
%hours_today% 09:00 – 14:30 Formatted list of hours for today
%hours_tomorrow% Closed Formatted list of hours for tomorrow
%today_start% 09:00 Formatted opening for today
%today_end% 14:30 Formatted last closing time for today
%today_next% 09:00 Formatted next opening or closing time today
%today% Saturday Today’s day name
%tomorrow% Sunday Tomorrow’s day name
%tomorrow_start% Formatted first opening time for tomorrow
%tomorrow_end% Formatted closing time for tomorrow
%closure_start% Formatted start date for a temporary closure, use %closure_start {format: Y/m/d}% to apply your own formatting
%closure_end% Formatted end date for a temporary closure, use %closure_end {format: Y/m/d}% to apply your own formatting
%seconds% 20434 Seconds until either change in opening or closing status
%seconds_padded% 20434 Seconds with 2-digit padding for remaining time for change in opening or closing status
%seconds_divisor% 34 Seconds as a divisor until either change in opening or closing status — useful when displayed with minutes
%seconds_divisor_padded% 34 Seconds as a divisor with 2-digit padding for remaining time for change in opening or closing status — useful when displayed with minutes
%minutes% 340 Minutes until either change in opening or closing status
%minutes_padded% 340 Minutes with 2-digit padding for remaining time for change in opening or closing status
%minutes_divisor% 40 Minutes as a divisor until either change in opening or closing status — useful when displayed with hours
%minutes_divisor_padded% 40 Minutes as a divisor with 2-digit padding for remaining time for change in opening or closing status — useful when displayed with hours
%hours% 5 Hours until either change in opening or closing status
%hours_padded% 05 Hours with 2-digit padding for remaining time for change in opening or closing status
%days% 0 Days until either change in opening or closing status
%space% Space character
%comma% , Comma character
%colon% : Colon character
%semicolon% ; Semi-colon character
%exclamation% ! Exclamation mark character
%question% ? Question mark character
%fullstop% . Fullstop/period character
%percent% % Percent character