CBX Flexible Countdown


This plugin shows countdown for event, launch date using various display method.

Three Countdown Styles

  • Light (Step Countdonwn).
  • Circular Countdown
  • KK(Text Based)


  • Widget
  • Shortcode
  • Custom Function call

Flexible Options

  • Event Start Date
  • Event Start Hour
  • Event Start Minute
  • Count Number Color (On Responsive)

Light Countdown Specific Option

  • Text Color (On Responsive)
  • Event Start Minute

Circular Countdown Specific Option

  • Background Color
  • Count Number And Text Color
  • Text Color (On Responsive)
  • Seconds Border Color
  • Minutes Border Color
  • Hours Border Color
  • Days Border Color

KK Countdown Specific Option

  • Countdown Font Size
  • Countdown Number Color
  • Countdown Text Color

More Features

  • Can set date
  • Can set hours
  • Can set minutes
  • Can choose background color
  • Can choose font color
  • Can choose circle color for days, hours minutes and seconds

Check demo here

Pro Version Available:

We tried to integrate the plugin with 6 most popular event plugin to show the event count for any event date

Supported Plugins:

  • The Events Calendar (https://wordpress.org/plugins/the-events-calendar/) 2M+ active installs
  • Events Manager (https://wordpress.org/plugins/events-manager/) 1M+ active installs
  • The Events Calendar (https://wordpress.org/plugins/the-events-calendar/)
  • My Calendar (https://wordpress.org/plugins/my-calendar/) 40k+ active installs
  • Event Organiser (https://wordpress.org/plugins/event-organiser/) 30k+ active installs
  • Events Made Easy (https://wordpress.org/plugins/events-made-easy/) 10k+ active installs

The pro addon plugin just enhance the shortcode, widgets and direction function call. Example: pro addson shortcode
[cbfccountdown type=”kk” plugin=”my-calendar” id=”1″][/cbfccountdown]

New Features

  • Optional Event plugin selection and event id selection from widget
  • If the pro addon plugin is active the shortcode will support two extra params(see below) as well as our direct function call will support same type param or argument extra. If the extra params plugin and id is used then it will override the provided date , hour, minute via shortcode or widget and will show from the relevent plugin as selected

    [cbfccountdown type=”kk” plugin=”my-calendar” id=”1″ category=”xyz”][/cbfccountdown]

    plugin = 3rd party event plugin, possible values are the-events-calendar, events-manager, the-events-calendar, my-calendar ,event-organiser, events-made-easy

    id = event id from the selected plugin.
    category = event category slug or id or name (different for different plugin, please see documentation)

    More Details:


  • Light style
  • Light style responsive
  • Circular
  • Circular responsive
  • Text based
  • plugin setting -1
  • plugin setting -2
  • plugin setting -3
  • plugin setting -4
  • widget setting


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


Using The WordPress Dashboard

  • Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  • Search for ‘Codeboxr Flexible Countdown’
  • Click ‘Install Now’
  • Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  • Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  • Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  • Select codeboxrflexiblecountdown.zip from your computer
  • Click ‘Install Now’
  • Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  • Download codeboxrflexiblecountdown.zip
  • Extract the codeboxrflexiblecountdown directory to your computer
  • Upload the codeboxrflexiblecountdown directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

How To Use

  • Use “[cbfccountdown]” this shortcode in your post or page or call cbfc_flexible_countdown() function from anywhere you want to use.
    Shortcode ‘cbfccountdown’ optional params
    style=”light” , other possible values kk, circular, default light, if empty then will take from global config
    date=”” mm-dd-yy if empty will take from global config, start date
    hour=”” default 0, value range 0-23, if empty will take from config, hour of start date
    minute=”” default 0, value range 0-59, if empty will take from config, minute of start date

Available Shortcode

see document file given with this plugin for details shortcode and custom function call.

How To Add Your Own

  • To add new tab section or overwrite default use this filter “cbfc_add_sections”.
  • To add new options to existing tab or in new tab use this filter “cbfc_add_fields”,
  • To add your new countdown style in choose option use this filter “cbfc_add_countdown_style”,
  • To add new html css or js for your own countdown style use this filter”cbfc_countdown_html”,
  • To get option value cbfc_get_options(‘option-name’, ‘you-tab-id’ ). The second parameter default value is cbfc_general_settings
  • To get plugin textdomain call cbfc_get_text_domain()


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I had some initial problems, but the developer did an excellent job of identifying and fixing the issue.

Great timer, fantastic support

Best looking timer options I've seen. When I emailed with a problem, the developer answered almost immediately, identified the problem (someone else plug-in) which allowed a quick solution.
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  • [Improvement] Compressed and optimized loading of js and css for all countdown


  • [Bug fix] Widget title display fixed
  • [Critial] This is a major update or recreation of the plugin from the ground. There are change in shortcode parameters, please check documentation as updating to this version will break previous shortcode and plugin setting option saved.


  • [Bug fix] Date picket format bug in widget
  • [Bug fix] Date picket format bug in global setting
  • [Bug fix] Date picket format bug in shortcode visual picker


  • Minor bug fixes
  • This change impact the pro addon, so update your copy


  • Fixed color chooser issue in visual shortcode popup window


  • Fixed bug for circular with bootstrap conflict
  • Removed general name for constant ‘VERSION’ and replaced with ‘CBXFCVERSION’


  • First Release