Wow Countdowns – easily create any countdowns, counters and timers


WordPress countdown plugin ‘Wow Countdowns’ helps to create limited-time and limited-amount countdowns. Increase conversion by limiting your offer with an amount or time-based countdown.¬†You can have the timers start over on page refresh or you can enable session tracking and the timer will not refresh.


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Main features

  • Setup limited-time & limited-amount offers
  • Create scarcity effect with limited amount
  • Create urgency effect with limited time
  • Create a countdown for a certain time
  • Create a countdown for a certain time, with user tracking (countdown will not start over on page refresh)
  • Create a countdown with a certain amount
  • Create a countdown with a certain amount, with user tracking (countdown will not start over on page refresh)
  • Create a countdown to a certain date

Other features

  • Show or hide days, hours, minutes and seconds
  • Show or hide titles: ‘Days’, ‘Hours’, ‘Minutes’, ‘Seconds’
  • Enter your own titles for ‘Days’, ‘Hours’, ‘Minutes’, ‘Seconds’. You can insert words in an other language, for example.
  • Choose the delimiter type ( 00:00 , 00.00 , 00-00 , 00/00 , 00|00 )
  • Choose the increment interval for the amount-based countdowns. For example, set it to tick every 3 seconds, 1 second or a fraction of a second. It’s up to you.
  • Specify the increment amount for the amount-based countdowns. Have it tick one by one, or tens by tens, for example.
  • Count up or down (for the amount-based countdowns)
  • Specify a starting amount and an ending amount (for the amount-based countdowns)
  • Style countdowns with regular wordpress editor or via CSS. Just style the container in which you paste the shortcode.
  • Select the amount of days to reset the countdowns for a certain user. If you use session tracking, you can set when the countdowns will start over.

Pro version

Achieve even better results with the Pro version:

  • Unlimited amount of countdowns
  • Powerful triggers – show or hide your content, your offers, depending on the countdown (Unique feature)
  • Enable randomizer to create super realistic, convincing countdowns (Unique feature)
  • Powerful styling
  • Show counter depending on language (allows creating multi-language)
  • Show counter depending on user (for all users, only for logged-in users, only for not logged-in users)
  • And more…

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  • Overview
  • Create time-based countdowns. Enable cookies-based control to keep the correct time even after the page refresh.
  • Create amount-based countdowns. Enable cookies-based control to keep the correct amount even after the page refresh.
  • Create a countdown to a certain date
  • Choose to count up or down
  • Other features
  • Pro version features


  • Installation option 1: Find and install this plugin in the Plugins -> Add new section of your wp-admin
  • Installation option 2: Download the zip file, then upload the plugin via the wp-admin in the Plugins -> Add new section. Or unzip the archive and upload the folder to the plugins directory /wp-content/plugins/ via ftp
  • Press Activate when you have installed the plugin via dashboard or press Activate in the in the Plugins list
  • Go to Wow Countdowns section that will appear in your main menu on the left
  • Click Add new to create your first countdown
  • Setup your countdown
  • Click Save
  • Copy and paste the shortcode, such as [Wow-Countdowns id=1] to where you want the countdown to appear.
  • If you want it to appear everywhere on your site, you can insert it for example in your header.php, like this: <?php echo do_shortcode('[Wow-Countdowns id=1]');?>
  • If you want to insert the shortcode into a widget, use this plugin


Didn’t work for me

The free version is very limited and stopped working after I tried to make the font size larger. Too bad, because I wanted to purchase the pro version but, alas, I will find another option.

I Found the Feature I Needed

It has great additional and a lot of customization I didn't find with other counters. I purchased the pro version and was fully pleased with the value and functionality

Ironically named

Its a countdown timer, very,very basic. It works but it looks unprofessional so wont use it. [redacted] I know it's free but dont bother...

Not Easy to use

I was happy until I bought the pro version and realized that it's just not working... I'm tired of spending days and days fixing the buggy plugins... The colors just don't change, the countdown stays white on white...Cleared the cache, edited dozens of time, still nothing. Will edit the comment only if I can get it to work as it supposed to be.
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Contributors & Developers

“Wow Countdowns – easily create any countdowns, counters and timers” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed: minor bugs
  • Fixed: main class


  • Fixed: minor bugs
  • Added: Support page
  • Added: Discount page


  • Added: Number font size, Delimiter font size, Title font size
  • Added: Create 3 counter
  • Changed: Admin style


  • Fix: Verifying access to the folder ‘asset’.
  • Fix: Optimized code.


  • Fixed code
  • Change style


  • Initial release