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Advanced Timer

Using Quiz and Survey Master’s Advanced Timer Addon you get the advanced functionality for creating a timer-based quiz with a visual timer face and advanced timer functions.

Advanced Timer Plugin adds more advanced functions to the existing timer function of the Quiz and Survey Master Plugin like Showing a Warning when the timer is 90% Completed and displaying a visual timer between any two faces. It comes with a visible timer i.e. a standard timer and a timer with a progress bar that automatically starts when the user begins answering the Quiz/Survey.

The Advanced Timer addon now supports auto-paging and manual paging with a per-page timer along with the Random Questions option.

📌 Please note that you can only include one time-based quiz per webpage. Multiple time-based quizzes on a single page are not permitted. Time-based quizzes should be used individually.


Once you have purchased the addon, you will have access to download the addon. To install, simply upload the addon as a normal WordPress plugin.

To do so, go to the Plugins page on your WordPress site and click Add New. Then, click Upload. From there, upload the zip file that you downloaded when downloading the addon.

Once the addon has uploaded, you should now have the plugin Advanced Timer listed in your list of plugins. Activate that plugin. Once activated, the plugin will add a new tab in your Addon Settings page.

Go to the Addon Settings of the Quizzes/Surveys Plugin, Add the License Key you received at the time of the purchase in the text field, and hit the Save Changes button.


Before you can use the Advanced Timer addon, we must first enter in the license key.

Adding Your License Key

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Quiz and Survey Master – Advanced Timer Addon – Addon License Key

Note that the addon won’t work without a valid license key. Enter your license key from your account into the “Addon License Key” field on the “Advanced Timer” tab of the “Addon Settings” in Installed Addons. You can add the License Key from Addon Settings and also from Addon Options inside the individual quizzes/surveys.”. Once you have entered your license key, be sure to click “Save Changes” to save the page.

After adding the License Key, you can now use the “Advanced Timer” tab when editing your quizzes or surveys.

Advanced Timer plugin involves an actual timer that is displayed to the user when they start the quiz, this gives them a reference of the time left to finish the quiz and they can answer accordingly.

With the advanced timer, you can now show a stop button beside the timer that can help the user to abort the quiz at any point of the given time at their own will.

The timer comes with two timer faces, one with the Standard Timer Design and the other involving a timer enclosed within a circular progress bar.

Quiz and Survey Master – Advanced Timer Addon – Configuring the Addon

The option Start timer automatically on page refers to the advanced timer plugin option where you can now start the timer automatically from any of your desired pages (works only if your quiz involves multiple pages and you have enabled the pagination of the quiz option from the options tab)

Show Stop timer button at the end of the page? option allows you to display a stop timer button at the bottom end of the page where the quiz runs.

Quiz and Survey Master - Advanced Timer Addon - Advanced Timer in Action
Quiz and Survey Master – Advanced Timer Addon – Advanced Timer in Action

In the Stop Timer function, When the user presses the Stop Timer button they are alerted with two options, either to Continue/Resume the quiz or Submit the quiz.

If the user presses the Continue Quiz Button he will be taken back to the quiz and the timer will run till the stipulated time. Or, if the user chooses to Submit a Quiz the timer Stops, and the Quiz is submitted and results stored.

The timer Design option lets you choose the best-suited timer face design for your quiz of the two designs.

Also, the user can be alerted when 90% of the time has elapsed using the Show warning when the timer is 90% completed. option of the Advanced Timer plugin.

You can now let the timer continue running even when the browser window/tab is closed by enabling the “Timer continues after closing browser window/tab” option. It can help you measure the duration of the quiz/exam and will keep running even if the user closes the browser window or tab. This suggests that the timer is not dependent on the browser being open and will continue to function independently. This option works on both Mobile & Desktop devices.

If you’ve set the timer per page and enabled the pagination, the timer will keep on running and tracking time even when the browser window/tab is closed by the user. By enabling the “Per page Timer continues after closing browser window/tab” option.

Learn, How You can add an Advanced Timer function on Individual Pages in QSM.

This is all you need to know about the Advanced Timer Addon of the Quiz and Survey Master Plugin. If you have any trouble implementing the Advanced Timer Addon or have more questions about the process, please fill out a support ticket by going to the WordPress dashboard and selecting ‘help’ in the QSM plugin and our support guru will be able to help you.

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