WordPress Countdown Widget

Description

Add jQuery count-down/count-up timers to your blog sidebar easily. Supports 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

Installation

  1. Download the widget and upload it to your server through WP Admin -> Plugins -> Add New -> Upload
  2. After the upload is complete activate the plugin.
  3. Go to Appearance -> Widgets page, drag and drop the widget to your sidebar.
  4. Fill in the blanks as needed, and done!

FAQ

You can ask your questions here

Installation Instructions
  1. Download the widget and upload it to your server through WP Admin -> Plugins -> Add New -> Upload
  2. After the upload is complete activate the plugin.
  3. Go to Appearance -> Widgets page, drag and drop the widget to your sidebar.
  4. Fill in the blanks as needed, and done!

Reviews

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.

Best free countdown plugin

I tried a bunch of other free countdown plugins and none was good… NONE.

This one works fine on my bilingual website. It takes my theme’s design so it integrates perfectly.

Thanks for the great work.

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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

2.6.4

  • Added countup shortcode.
  • Fixed help and documentation links.
  • Updated latest stable tag.
  • Fix: Removed jquery-ui css from front end.
  • Added minified css.

Please visit Countdown Widget Changelog on Github for previous versions.