Waiting: One-click countdowns


One-click Countdowns.

Countdown to a date or a certain duration (e.g 60 seconds from page load).


  • Unlimited no. of countdowns.
  • Easy visual builder with live preview that generates shortcode that looks like [waiting name="downtown"].
  • Infinite colors.
  • Set width, height, font size.
  • 600+ fonts.
  • Rounded corners.
  • Timezone: WordPress or GMT
  • On finish options: Nothing, Hide countdown, Redirect, trigger DOM events (click, hover etc).
  • Widget.
  • Smooooth transitions.
  • Beautifully responsive (IT’S 2017).
  • Quick translation form for time units.
  • Oh, and 3D cubical styles too.

  • Loads files only if shortcode or widget is present.

  • Feature suggestions are implemented quickly.


Support : We’ll respond to your issue within 3-18 hours.

Write to us at support [at] plugin.builders


  • General admin options.
  • Robust countdown stylers.
  • Basic countdowns. Change color, font, background, size to your liking.


Upload Waiting folder to your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
Go to Waiting page from main menu.
Create countdown.
Put the shortcode generated anywhere in your posts, or select countdown name from widget.(Also supports custom fields.)


Very Impressed

The Developer was super helpful and super responsive when we had a question around customisation, which they helped with. 5 Stars!

Awesome plugin!!

I don’t usually leave reviews but this is a great plugin. Hit has some easy to use very cool styling. And once you style it you see a preview live on the plugin page.My favorite thing is the Finish options. Lots of them gave me exactly the function I need. The support is great. Answered my emails right away. I purchased the Business Pro version. Best $15 I’ve spent.


‘Waiting’ is an excellent and extremely lightweight plugin, which is exactly what I needed. It works perfectly and has just about everything you’re looking for in a countdown. Thanks very much for your contribution and speedy implementation support – much appreciated!

Brilliant Plugin & OUTSTANDING Support

So I searched everywhere for a good countdown plugin – I was willing to pay but unfortunately almost every “free” plugin gave practically no features for me to decide if I wanted to purchase or not. Then I found the free version of Waiting, loved the look of the countdown timers and the functionality, and decided to upgrade to premium.

I had a very small issue which ended up being a plugin conflict – when I emailed for support, I was replied to instantaneously, and the issue was sorted for me within minutes – and it was 11pm at night for this guy!!! Seriously, amazing.

If you want a countdown timer that actually works, go for this one. Won’t let you down.

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Contributors & Developers

“Waiting: One-click countdowns” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Waiting: One-click countdowns” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Very important, please update now.
  • Fixed a timezone bug that was offseting time by wrong amount while editing.
  • Fixed an On Finish bug. Test code was left in the previous version.


Fixed Duration mode bug introduced in 0.4.1.


Fixed datepicker issues.


Fixed a bug that produced error when countdown name contained apostrophes.


Fixed errors caused by Waiting 0.3 in Widgets and Theme customiser pages.


  • Option to make labels lowercase or not.
  • Option to shorten labels to 3 characters or not.


Initial version.