WordPress Countdown Widget

Description

A WordPress countdown plugin for adding countdown/countup timers to your blog posts and sidebars easily. Supports translations, color customizations & multiple instances. Just drag’n drop. No coding required!

Documentation & Simple Tutorials to Get You Started:

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Please report issues on Github Issues Page.
Visit source on github

Screenshots

  • A snapshot of the widget form
  • Easily add countdown to your posts using shortcode
  • Use options page to edit time span labels

Installation

  1. Go to WP Admin -> Plugins -> Add New
  2. Search for wordpress countdown widget
  3. Click Install Now button to install the plugin.
  4. Click Activate to activate the plugin after installation is complete.
  5. Go to Appearance -> Widgets to add widget to one of your sidebars.
  6. Alternatively you can use the shortcode to add it to your posts.

FAQ

You can ask your questions here

Reviews

Simple, Functional, Nice Looking, and Works!

Great little plugin for adding a simple count-down/count-up clock. Looks good and works.

Hopefully some future features might include:
~ Countdown that converts to Countup when clock hits 0
~ Resetting countdown, like for weekly meeting or yearly anniversary.

Straightfoward simple and do not ask anything from you!

I am glad I pickup this plugin from a long list of similar plugin. I just need a simple days countdown to a date and this plugin do that prefectly.

I am amaze that another user complaint that he was asked to povide personal info. Definitely NOT! Must be dreaming or referring to another plugin. Please be truthful in reviewing – fair is fair.

I will use this plugin for 3 months – then deactivate after the target date is reached!

Thanks

Inflexible

Apparently, there’s no way to remove the “get this” link…

Best free countdown plugin (I’ve literally tried them all)

I wanted to add a countdown to my website. Unbeknownst to me, literally all the plugins out there are terrible except for this one. It does not have a terrible looking background, you are not required to have an extra logo on top, you can add it to a widget and the days, hours, etc are translated. Overall it’s a sleek and simple plugin, without the extra BS that the other ones have.

If you want a countdown, get this one.

P.s. dseim’s claim that this plugin asks for your personal data is completely false. This plugin does not require you to log into anything

Requires You Send Personal Info – Not Cool

This seems nice at first. I went thru the entire process to setup a simple countdown. Then to implement it it demands that you sign in by using your social media or email. This is unacceptable. There is no good reason they need personal info for something like this.

Did I mention if you want the premium version without a logo to have to buy subscription. Are these people serious? I would happily give a few bucks for a good plugin. But they want money every month and that cost increases based on how many visitors you get working it’s way up to $40/MONTH. Are you kidding me.

Very bait and switch as you go thru the whole setup of your timer before it it required you to login. That was it for me.

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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Countdown Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“WordPress Countdown Widget” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

3.1.2

  • Fixed options page capabilities issue.
  • Fixed plugin URL
  • Updated support link title attribute
  • Removed unused plugin path function
  • Added settings link to plugins page

Please visit Countdown Widget Changelog on Github for previous versions.