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Smart Countdown FX Events Calendar Bridge


Import upcoming events from Events Calendar to Smart Countdown FX. The counter will switch to the next event automatically after current event is over.

Smart Countdown FX Events Calendar Bridge requires Smart Countdown FX version 1.3 or higher, please do not forget to update before proceeding.

Up to two independent configurations are supported.

Other features

When configuring Smart Countdown FX or adding a shortcode to you post you can choose one of configurations defined in “Smart Countdown FX Events Calendar Bridge” settings.

Each configuration implements the following options:

  • Filter events by category
  • Show event date and / or venue
  • Link countdown to event view

For samples and complete documentation see this page


  • Plugin settings sample

  • Time zone metabox in Event form


Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page. Open “Settings” and configure events import


How does one use the shortcode, exactly?

Actually there is a single shortcode – “import_config”. – complete list of attribute values for this shortcode has been provided to answer this exact question.

I have installed the plugin, but the counter doesn’t appear in available widgets list.

Do not forget to install and activate the main plugin – Smart Countdown FX.

I have configured the widget but it is not displayed.

Please, check “Counter display mode” setting in the widget options. If “Auto – both countdown and countup” is not selected, the widget might have been automatically hidden because the event is still in the future or already in the past. If you are using “Smart Countdown FX Events Calendar Bridge” plugin check that “Import events from:” setting is correct. Then go to “Smart Countdown FX Events Calendar Bridge” settings and make sure that configurationselected in “Import events from:” is not set to “Disabled”.

Linking a widget to a disabled configuration will hide the counter becuse no events will be found
I have inserted the countdown in a post, but it is not displayed. What’s wrong?

Check the spelling of “fx_preset” attribute (if you included it in attributes list). Try the standard fx_preset=”Sliding_text_fade.xml”. Also check “mode” attribute. Set in to “auto”. If you are using Events Calendar Bridge plugin check that import_config attribute is correct, e.g.: import_config=”scd_tribe_events::1″ to use the first pattern. Then go to “Smart Countdown FX Events Calendar Bridge” settings and make sure that Configuration 1 “Authorization” is not set to “Disabled”.


It disables Edidors?

Not sure what happened, but after installing it, I wan't able to access any of the two editors. Too bad, because it looked great and did what I wanted it to do.

Works with Tribe's The Events Calendar

This plugin, combined with the Smart Coundown FX plugin, works perfectly if you need a countdown clock for The Events Calendar. Also, if you have issues, the developer will quickly reply and find a solution. If I could make one recommendation to the developer, I would roll all of your bridge plugins into the Smart Countdown FX plugin, so there is only one plugin that handles everything.
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Contributors & Developers

“Smart Countdown FX Events Calendar Bridge” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Added filter for events (posts) status. Only published events are imported.


Added support for “countdown to event end” mode


First release