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Help please ? :) I'd need help with a blog feature.
a sort of adapted splash screen...
oliverfr




msg:4435192
 11:20 am on Mar 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hello everyone, would it be okay, to ask for a bit of help, perhaps, please ? :)

For tomorrow april's first, I have an idea, but, honestly, I don't know how it could be done, could I ask here, just in case ? :)

Simply, I want to redirect ALL my "first time of the day" visitors on my blog to an image that would be displayed to them during a few seconds, before the real blog is loaded as of usual afterwards.

(I thought of an animated gif, editing the "closed by the Feds" image as megaupload got it, followed with a "just kidding, you're welcome as of usual, no worries" text. Only 200 kb for an animated gif, and a hard "WTF" thrill for the visitors, I love the idea)

Would you know if there's a relatively easy way to do it ?

I thought of the "warning : adult content" plugins, but they are not full-page image and they require clicking, while, in my case, I want an automated blog loading after a few seconds.
A bit like the imgchili.com image web host does on most of his picture links, I imagine it's the same trick...

Thank you very much if you've got an idea, me and my hopefully soon to be shocked visitors will be grateful ! :)

 

Leosghost




msg:4435200
 11:42 am on Mar 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

"meta-refresh"

oliverfr




msg:4435204
 12:12 pm on Mar 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

We're talking about a wordpress blog, so I don't see where you're going, Leosghost ?

Leosghost




msg:4435210
 12:31 pm on Mar 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

switch out your home page for a straight HTML "joke" page for just the 1st of april..meta refresh from it to your standard home page ( which you would have to rename for 24 hours )..2nd of april remove the "joke" page ..and "correct" the name of your usual home page..

or you can "redirect" via php to a joke page as the visitors land..and then meta-refresh from that one..

or do the redirect upon "landing" via htaccess..use a cookie to stop any "looping"..

lot of ways to do what you want..

if you name your "joke "page "index.html" ..you may not need to rename your home page..just meta refresh after a 5 second delay from the html to the php.

ColorVila




msg:4452479
 5:37 am on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

Maybe it's a bit late, But hope can help others, this can be realized by using splash page.
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