This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WordPress Flash Countdown


We present you a premium wordpress plugin which will enhance your webpage. WordPress flash countdown allows you to display a countdown on your page. Or if you have a coming soon page it will display when it will be launched. It can be a perfect landing page for un upcoming website. A live example of the widget:


The options page allows you to change the Flash movie’s dimensions, change the ribbon color as well set the background or make it transparent.


  • Preview of Countdown without text
  • Preview of Countdown with text
  • Preview of Countdown without reflection and with transparent background
  • Light version of countdown



  1. Make sure you’re running WordPress version 2.3 or better. It won’t work with older versions.
  2. Download the zip file.
  3. Go to your WordPress admin panel and select “Plugins”.
  4. Click on button “Add new” and on next page click upload. Now browse for the zip file “” mentioned above and click Install now.
  5. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  6. Go to Appearance/Widgets and add your plugin to your sidebar
  7. See ‘Settings->Count Down’ to adjust things like display size, etc…


How to change width of countdown?

Simply set parameter width to desired value. (It is best viewed when set to 200-300 pixels).

How to set a date to which it should count down to?

Set parameters year, month, day, hours and minutes to the date your event or homepage launch is.

How to set reflection?

Set parameter Reflection to true via settings in WordPress.

My theme/site appears not to like this plugin. It’s not displaying correctly.

There are a number of things that may prevent WP-flash-countdown from displaying or cause it to display a short message about how it needs the Flash plugin.

  • In 99% of all cases where this happens the issue is caused by markup errors in the page where the plugin is used. Please validate your blog using and fix any errors you may encounter.
  • Older versions had issues with PHP 5.2 (or better). This has been fixed, so please upgrade to the latest version.
  • The plugin requires Flash Player 9 or better and javascript. Please make sure you have both.
I’d like to change something in the Flash movie, will you release the .fla?

Flash version of the file is currently available here: .If plugins gets a lot of downloads I will make it available for free on WordPress.

Some characters are not showing up

Because of the way Flash handles text, only Latin characters are supported in the current version. This is due to a limitation where in order to be able to animate text fields smoothly the glyphs need to be embedded in the movie. The Flash movie’s source code is available for download through Subversion. Doing so will allow you to create a version for your language. There’s a text field in the root of the movie that you can use to embed more characters. If you change to another font, you’ll need to edit the Tag class as well.

Contributors & Developers

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




  • Initial release version.


  • Fixed a path bug.


  • Added text under countdown, see screenshots and our live preview for more info.


  • Bug fix.


  • Fixed a bug where countdown was to high when turning reflection off.


  • Problem with resizing that occured in the last update is now fixed.


  • Added php shortcode support < ?php echo wp_CountDown_php(id,year,month,day,hours,minute); ?> Remove space between “<” and “?”!.


  • Added light version of CountDown.


  • Added shortcode support for light version of CountDown.


  • Fixed a bug where minutes were not being acounted into countdown.

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