Computers Linux

Unix epoch counter plugin for WordPress

On Friday the Unix time used by many of the computers throughout the world will tick up to 1234567890. As I have learned, most non-techies don’t understand the beauty of this. Strange.

Anyway, I thought I should have a Unix epoch time counter on the web page but was surprised that I couldn’t find a widget to do it. Not to be let down, I realised that this was the perfect opportunity to learn how to write a WordPress plugin.

The result is in the sidebar and the code can be downloaded below. Now all I have to do is wait up on Friday night (0.30 am here in Sweden) and watch the counter step up towards the magic number.

Download epoch-counter.php