Easy CountDowner

Description

Easy Countdowner allows you to display a countdown on your post or page. The easiest way to place your full customizable HTML5 Countdown Timer. Just click on the countDowner button at tinyMce editor , provide settings information and click ok.

List of features:

  • No flash, only javascript!
  • Customize of colors for text and background
  • Set the texts for date, time
  • Simple using shortcode
  • Add countdown timers from Widgets area using shortcode
  • Modern Style full customizable
  • Unlimited countdown timers on the same page/post
  • Add multiple countdown timers from Widgets area
  • Use On Unlimited Sites

Tested on

  • Mac Firefox 🙂
  • Mac Safari 🙂
  • Mac Chrome 🙂
  • PC Safari 🙂
  • PC Chrome 🙂
  • PC Firefox 🙂
  • iPhone Safari 🙂
  • iPad Safari 🙂
  • PC ie7 :S

Demos and Documentation

Screenshots

  • Easy CountDowner Shortcode generator button

  • After click countDowner Shortcode generator button this popup will be appear. Put countdowner settings here and click ok.

  • CountDowner Demo 1

  • CountDowner Demo 2

  • CountDowner Demo 6

  • CountDowner Demo 7

  • CountDowner Demo 8

  • CountDowner Demo 9

  • CountDowner Demo 10

  • CountDowner Demo 11

  • CountDowner Demo 13

Installation

For automatic installation:

  • The simplest way to install is to click on ‘Plugins’ then ‘Add New’ and type ‘Easy CountDowner’ in the search field.
  • Click ‘Install Now’ and have Fun!

For manual installation:

  • Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  • Click the Add New button.
  • Under Install Plugins, click the Upload link.
  • Select the plugin zip file (easy-CountDowner.zip) from your computer then click the Install Now button.
  • You should see a message stating that the plugin was installed successfully.
  • Click the Activate Plugin link.

Installation from server:

  • You should have access to the server where WordPress is installed. If you don’t, see your system administrator.
  • Copy the plugin zip file (easy-CountDowner.zip) up to your server and unzip it somewhere on the file system.
  • Copy the “easy-CountDowner” folder into the /wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.
  • Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  • Look for “Easy CountDowner” and click Activate.

Reviews

Nice looking plugin but bad for mobile

This plugin isn’t good for mobile. If you rotate the device, the generated html for the timer doesn’t update to reflect the new page size. This is really tough to work around too, because the plugin generates html in serverside PHP instead of JS.. so it requires a full page reload to fully update the displayed html.

Not great code design.

As others said, it will count negative once it reaches zero but this should be easy enough to fix by clamping the output.. when I figure out what to change I’ll update my post

Great design but has a big bug… 🙁

The countdown reverses and starts counting upwards after it has reached 0. This is a weird thing for a “countdown” timer…
The normal use would be stop at 0 and show a message or something, but never start counting upwards!!

thank you!

Best free countdown plugin for WP – Still has few major issues.

This would’ve been perfect for my site if there weren’t these two major issues:

– Doesn’t use server time for countdown. It actually uses the visitors time zone so everyone gets a different time. This issue effectively renders the whole plugin utterly useless.

– Not responsive.

Other than that, the timer is very customisable, easy-to-use and looks fantastic. I wish it would use server time instead of visitors system time.

I only tested it with fellow countrymen first and then hosted my timed event, which was ruined because everyone around the world got the wrong time. It cost me me a lot of potential users and I had financially invested a lot in the said event.

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Contributors & Developers

“Easy CountDowner” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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