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Time Ruler guiding description for the current Version 1 of the module. For first time use, follow these areas or directly go into one of the details below.

This modules allows definition of date and time rules and by that to invoke other modules or include files on specific dates, times and periods of. It does not output any code itself, only calls modules if one of its date & time rules are passed on the actual server time. With that any other module may be shown based on certain periods of time. It also allows mutliple rules for one module.

Publish the module in the position you like it to have, multiple instances of the module are supported. Modules of all positions are called, by that allowing to virtually move a module from one position to another for a period of time.

Publish the module in the position you like it to have, multiple instances of the module are supported. Modules of all positions are called, by that allowing to virtually move a module from one position to another for a period of time.

There is the following to be taken into account when using Time Ruler:

  • Not every module allows multiple instances, meaning that it will get called more than once within one page. If doing a virtual move of a module, make sure that the ruling time periods do not intersect.
  • Not every module may like to get called from another module, that depends on how well its code is written. So if error messages of modules occur that are invoked by Time Ruler, its the invoked module and not Time Ruler that is faulty.
  • First read and understand the rules. Use the format of the rules as described here without shortcutting. Always ommit values as described here. That will help the modules operation to be stable and the rules to be consistent in evaluation.