Is there a plugin that will allow me to do the above?

Basically I have a webcomic that updates twice a week with two different stories. http://www.lunarblade.com What I would like to be able to do is have it somehow automatically use image A for Tuesdays that'll tell people there's a new page of story A, and image B on Thursdays to show there's a new page of story B.

So if anyone knows a solution, via plugin or scripts (I'm a novice scripter of CSS), I would be very appreciative. I would love to find something that sets a specific image for a specific day. Thank you for your time reading this!


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    That's quite a specific request. FYI, plugins recommendation is off-topic, as well as pure CSS questions. I really doubt something like this exists as a plugin or as snippet somewhere in the interwebs (CodeCanyon, maybe...). IMO, for anyone here to answer this would mean developing a full blown plugin. :::: I suggest you to reduce the scope (edit the question) to a code that swaps images in given days. After that, the kicker would be another question. – brasofilo Nov 28 '12 at 22:36
  • Thank you very much for your answer. I have taken your advice and edited the question above. Let's see if perhaps anyone knows of a plugin that simply allows certain images to be associate with specific days! – Anat Nov 28 '12 at 23:37
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    Plugin recommendations are off topic here. We collect solutions, not links. :) – fuxia Nov 28 '12 at 23:41

Unless i missunderstood you,
This should be easy to do without using a plugin...

Embed this in your functions.php:

function echoDayImage() {
    $currentDay = get_the_time('l');

    if($currentDay = 'Sunday') {echo TEMPLATEPATH.'/images/Sunday.jpg';}
    elseif($currentDay = 'Monday') {echo TEMPLATEPATH.'/images/Monday.jpg';}
    elseif($currentDay = 'Tuesday') {echo TEMPLATEPATH.'/images/Tuesday.jpg';}
    elseif($currentDay = 'Wednesday') {echo TEMPLATEPATH.'/images/Wednesday.jpg';}
    elseif($currentDay = 'Thursday') {echo TEMPLATEPATH.'/images/Thursday.jpg';}
    elseif($currentDay = 'Friday') {echo TEMPLATEPATH.'/images/Friday.jpg';}
    elseif($currentDay = 'Saturday') {echo TEMPLATEPATH.'/images/Saturday.jpg';}

Then in the location you wish to use it just use the function:

<?php echoDayImage(); ?>

(learn more about formatting date / time here: Customizing the Time and Date)

EDIT 1 (for comment explenation)

function echoDayImage() {
    $currentDay = get_the_time('l');
    echo TEMPLATEPATH.'/images/days/'.$currentDay;
  • +1 --> for this will work, hence is helpful to the OP and totally correct. That being said and done, allow me to say the following: 1. Why not simply use date('w') to grab the current day as an integer from 0 (Sunday) to 6? 2. In case you have never read them and are interested, you might want to take a look at the WP Coding Standards, camelCase isn't exactly common usage. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to sneer at your answer, this is simply friendly advice. :) – Johannes Pille Nov 29 '12 at 7:05
  • thanks mate - i tried using days because... well if it was me i would skip the whole if - else and just get the image of the day using the returned value (see edit 1 in my answer) but i wanted to make this answer readable... as for the string having a first capital letter see the first part of this explanation :) - in any case thanks for the tips & the input – Sagive SEO Nov 29 '12 at 18:38
  • Agreed, the edit is much simpler. If I wouldn't have upvoted this already, you'd have my upvote now. – Johannes Pille Nov 29 '12 at 20:23

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