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WordPress Countdown Widget

This simple widget allows you to add countdown timers to your site so easily. It supports color customizations & multiple instances. You can put a

4 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.7 out of 5 stars
3 stars
implementation is strange
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a good plugin. It was quick to install, easy to set up, no hiccups, overall two thumbs up. But, being the opinionated developer I am, I want things on my site to be my way, and styling this plugin is not as simple as it could be, due (I believe) to one particular feature of its implementation.

I was trying to hide the minutes and seconds sections of the countdown, but whenever I tried to inspect them my inspector spasmed and they weren't selected any more--I have a strong hunch this is because the spans themselves are regenerated every second (as opposed to just the contents of the spans). Not sure why this decision was made, and it's probable it was made consciously, and for a good reason, but from where I'm standing it seems strange. Why not just set a class on each span, then select that span and update its contents?

5 stars
Simple but great
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plug-in works great with WordPress 3.5.1. Just what I like simple but effective. No excess code to bloat my install.

4 stars
Nice and flexible, but timers should expire
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a nice and flexible countdown timer with lots of formatting options.

One problem though; the countdown timers don't have an option to expire when the time is past. Having to go in and remove each timer when it should expire is a major pain and inconsistent with CMS concepts.

Otherwise it's a great plug-in and doesn't appear to conflict with my other calendar plug-ins.

4 stars
Would be 5 stars if not an unsolved problem
By ,

Very nice plugin. Unfortunately it has a bug preventing loading of language script. Read about my solution here.

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