There are three methods of integrating Deadline Funnel with WordPress:


1. The Deadline Funnel WordPress plugin- the simplest and recommended method

2. Manually add the Deadline Funnel Tracking Code to your WordPress pages

3. Add the tracking code to Google Tag Manager (GTM)

Once Deadline Funnel and WordPress are integrated, there are three types of timers you can put on your page:


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Deadline Funnel default behavior

The default behavior in Deadline Funnel is to always show a deadline on the page.

  • If the visitor has already been tracked by Deadline Funnel, then we'll show their existing deadline.

  • If they haven't been tracked yet, Deadline Funnel will start tracking them via their IP address/cookie and display a new deadline for that user.

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Method 1: Deadline Funnel Plugin

Install the Plugin:

Navigate to Your Account > Advanced > Code Snippets.

Click Download Plugin and then copy your Deadline Funnel API key:

In the Plugins section of your WordPress dashboard, click Add New > Upload Plugin and click Install to select the plugin from your download location.

Make sure to select the zipped 'deadlinefunnel.zip' file to upload. (Do not unzip the file)

When the installation is complete, click 'Activate'.

Next, click to add your Deadline Funnel key:

Paste your Deadline Funnel API Key into the box and click 'Save Settings':

Note: While your Deadline Funnel Tracking code will be automatically added to every page on your WordPress site, the countdown timer will not appear until you add your page(s) to the Pages section of your campaign and tell Deadline Funnel what kind of countdown to show.

Disable the plugin for admin users:

You can disable the plugin for anyone who's logged into your WordPress account as an admin. This is handy in cases where you need to be able to make changes to your page(s) without being tracked by Deadline Funnel. To use this feature simply go into the Deadline Funnel tab in the admin and toggle it on:

Just be sure to turn this feature back off if you're running a test of your funnel. :)

Method 2: Manually add Code

Manually add the Deadline Funnel tracking code to your WordPress page:

Start by copying the tracking code from "Tracking Code" in the top blue bar of your Deadline Funnel admin:

Now head to your WordPress page that you want to use in your campaign and add the tracking code to the header or body section of the page:

Important Note:

The method and place where you manually add the tracking code might differ depending on the page builder or theme that you use.

Method 3: Use Google Tag Manager (GTM)

If you already have GTM (Google Tag Manager) integrated with your WordPress website, you can follow this doc to add the tracking code to GTM:

How to use Google Tag Manager with Deadline Funnel


Adding Different Timers

Add a Floating Bar countdown timer to your page

Navigate to 'Pages' in your Deadline Funnel admin. Click 'Add new page' and add the URL of your WordPress page, select 'Display Floating Bar', add the URL where you want the page to redirect when the deadline expires, then click 'Save':

Once you hit save, the countdown will appear on your page. Here's an example of what the Floating Bar looks like:

Add an Inline countdown timer to your page

Navigate to 'Pages' in your Deadline Funnel admin. Click 'Add new page' and add the URL of your WordPress page, select 'Display Inline Timer', add the URL where you want the page to redirect when the deadline expires, then click 'Save':

There are two different codes you can use at this point to add the Inline timer to your page. The first can be found in the Page settings, we call this the Inline Code Snippet:

Or you can use the Inline Shortcode instead. That can be found under Your Account > Advanced > Code Snippets:

Either code will work, but you will only need one or the other, not both.

Paste whichever code you choose into your WordPress page wherever you want your inline countdown to appear and update your WordPress page:

Your inline countdown timer will now appear on the page:

Add Portal to your page

Navigate to 'Pages' in your Deadline Funnel admin. Click 'Add new page' and add the URL of your WordPress page, select 'Display Portal', add the URL where you want the page to redirect when the deadline expires, then click 'Save':

Once you hit save, Portal will appear on your page. Here's an example of what it will look like:


If you have any questions, please let us know at help@deadlinefunnel.com or in our live chat at the bottom right of your screen

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