time and date widget not working

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I am trying to use the free Time and Date Widget.  I can't get it to show on my display.  
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Eric Padget

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Eric, we need more info, preview link... something to help us help you.

The widget works, that we know. Check again all the steps: insert placeholder>insert widget>save>publish. make sure placeholder is not blocked by another placeholder with higher Z-ordering value.
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I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong.  Here is the preview link:

http://preview.risevision.com/?type=presentation&id=01dca36e-6323-46b4-bc62-e5500eaa8b68
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Thanks Eric!

This is a tough one. I'm not sure what it is about this Presentation, but there is something blocking that Widget from showing.  I created a copy of your Presentation, deleted that DateTime Placeholder, added it again, added the Time & Date Widget again and voila, there it is.

Can you try deleting and readding it and letting me know if that makes it show for you?

Thanks!
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Would you be able to add day of the week option for date and time widget? I want to be able to display 'Monday, July 10, 2017' to an events presentation I have. Seems like this format should be an option.
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While this is probably not suggested.. I can tell you this works (assuming you are showing only date and no time)

1. Setup your Presentation
2. Add the Time / Date Widget (showing date and NO time)
3. Go to the HTML tab
4. Look under "placeholders", find "items", and find the one that has "name": "Time and Date Widget"
5. Under "additionalParams" you will see "dateFormat"
6. Change that to read "dddd, MMMM DD, YYYY"

This works because they are using moment.js and it's a valid format. the "dddd" means "spell out the day".
Additional reading on valid moment.js formats: https://momentjs.com/docs/#/displaying/

Beyond this, you could of course write up your own HTML widget to do this for you as well, but that is a bit more work ;)

But also maybe they will add it as an option too, not a bad idea!

Here's the above on my screen:



Granted, it would also work with the time, but looks a little odd IMO
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Great suggestion. Thanks for the help Wendy.
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It worked.  Thank you!