hi i was set the task to increment a number by x every x seconds and i tried to find some code off the net, but found the subject covered very sparsley so for whoevers benefit ill post the code here hope it helps :)

<style type="text/css">
div.cont {
position: relative;
background-image: url(counter.gif);
div.cont div.ans
position: absolute;
bottom: 0px;
font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Sans-Serif;
font-size: 15pt;
line-height: normal;



$now = time();
$start = mktime(0, 0, 0, 1, 24, 2007);
$carbonsaving =((($now - $start) * 0.0058774) + 130000);
$format = round($carbonsaving, 2);
// in this example
// $now = a unix timestamp of this very second
// $start is the date that you want the counter to start from sent over //as a unix timestamp
// $carbonsaving is the calculation that you want to perform to get //your base figure
// i.e. total saving = ((date now - start date)* growth rate) + base rate
// this gives us the starting saving all that needs to be done is increment it with javascript

<script type="text/javascript">
// we need to import our server side variable into javascript to let it increment live

var car = <?php  print($format);  ?>;
var rou

function incs()
car = car + 0.01;
rou = Math.round(car*100)/100
// what function incs does is take car and adds 0.01 to it
//rou rounds the figure to 2 dp
//the document.getElementById("carb") can refer to a <p> tag //<span> or whatever and just says with .innerHTML=rou; that the //value between the  results of rou
//hope this helps
//Nicholas King
<!-- body onload setInterval tells the page to load our javascript function and repeat it by every x microseconds, so this repeats every 2 seconds //-->
<body onload="setInterval('incs()', 2000)">
<div class="cont">
<div class="ans">
<span id="carb">Calculating...</span>

i hope this is of some use to someone



sorry, didnt realise there was one will do that,


Thank you this helped me.. I needed a simple counter that would automatically update once a week. It didn't have to be live so the javascript part of your code wasn't needed.

This works:

//Calculate value.. increment 100 weekly
$now = time();        					 //current time in secs
$start = mktime(0, 0, 0, 4, 30, 2010);   // start count from this date in secs
$startvalue = 100;						//start  value
$week = (($now - $start) / 604800);     //Week = 604800secs
$week = round($week);
$value = (($week * 100) + $startvalue);

Then just include $value in your page.

Found an error in the code above. The

$week = round($week);

is wrong. It would round up half way through the week.
Change it to:

$week = intval($week);

Hi. This is almost exactly what I'm looking for. My client needs a counter that increases at the moment by 250 a day, but will increase by less or more in the future depending on the number of their employees. I want to try the above suggested solutions, but am not sure how to implement this in Joomla, am not very clued up with Coding. Can anyone help?

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Hi guys very nice script, but i can't get it to work for my needs :(

I have to start with 5.190.000 and add +1 every 20 seconds, any help?

Thank you!

Hello guys, please I am building a laravel app where users make payment online and the amount is stored on the database. I want to be able to call the amount from the database so it displays on the specified user that made the payment.
Secondly, I want the amount to multiply by a certain percentage every 24 hours.
Please any help or assist on how to go around this... I'm new to php