This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



With this pluging you can add a countdown to your blog. Just specify an end-date in the settings (backend) and put one single line of php-code somewhere you want this countdown to be displayed. This plugin uses the ajax-technology for updating the countdown every second. The moment you change the specified date in the settings, the plugin recognizes this change and updates itself according to the new date.


  • Backend-View.
  • Frontend-View.


  1. Upload wp-countdown.php to the /wp-content/plugins/wp-countdown/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place <?php wp_getCountdown(); ?> in your templates
  4. Specify the end-date of your countdown in the options

Contributors & Developers

“COUNTdown” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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