YITH Topbar Countdown


If you need to launch an offer or a promotions on your website, YITH Topbar Countdown plugin is the right tool for you.
With it you can add a pretty banner in the top of the screen with a simple countdown of the date of the offer you are launching.
You can also customize the banner and edit the background or typography of text.

Working demos are available here

Full documentation is available here.


Once you have installed the plugin, you just need to activate the plugin in order to enable it.


  1. Set the date when the countdown will stop, in “Countdown to” field of “Appearance -> Topbar countdown” admin page;
  2. Tick the option “Enable Topbar Countdown” of “Appearance -> Topbar countdown” admin page, in order to show the banner with countdown in the frontend;


Are you a developer? Want to customize the templates or the style of the plugin? Read on the documentation and discover how to do that.


If you have suggestions about how to improve YITH Topbar Countdown, you can write us so we can bundle them into YITH Topbar Countdown.


Available Languages

  • English (Default)
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

If you have created your own language pack, or have an update for an existing one, you can send gettext PO and MO file
use so we can bundle it into YITH Topbar Countdown Languages.


Full documentation is available here.


  • Default style of topbar.
  • Admin options.


  1. Unzip the downloaded zip file.
  2. Upload the plugin folder into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress site.
  3. Activate YITH Topbar Countdown from Plugins page


Installation Instructions
  1. Unzip the downloaded zip file.
  2. Upload the plugin folder into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress site.
  3. Activate YITH Topbar Countdown from Plugins page
Translation issue with the version 2.4.0

Recently YITH Topbar Countdown has been selected to be included in the “translate.wordpress.org” translate programme. In order to import correctly the plugin strings in the new system, we had to change the text domain form ‘yit’ to ‘yith-topbar-countdown’. Once the plugin will be imported in the translate.wordpress.org system, the translations of other languages will be downloaded directly from WordPress, without using any .po and .mo files. Moreover, users will be able to participate in a more direct way to plugin translations, suggesting texts in their languages in the dedicated tab on translate.wordpress.org. During this transition step, .po and .mo files will be used as always, but in order to be recognized by WordPress, they will need to have a new nomenclature, renaming them in: yith-topbar-countdown-.po yith-topbar-countdown-.mo. For example, if your language files were named yit-en_GB.po and yit-en_GB.mo, you will just have to rename them respectively as yith-topbar-countdown-en_GB.po and yith-topbar-countdown-en_GB.mo.

Can I customize the topbar countdown banner ?

Yes, the page is a simple template and you can override it by putting the file template “tcountdown.php” inside the theme folder. You can also customize the style by adding your custom CSS in the specific option of the settings.

Can I deactivate the ‘button’ on the right of the topbar ?

Yes simply leave the “Link” field label empty to achieve this.

Have I to deactivate the plugin to hide topbar countdown banner ?

No, you can deactivate the topbar countdown even if the plugin is active.


Stable but no mobile support.

The plugin is stable and works. But given the fact that most B2C e-commerce websites (I have seen) are receiving 70%+ traffic from mobile customers, it seems a bit counter intuitive to purposefully restrict this plugin from working on mobile devices.

The fix would be as simple as adding a class to the body when the plugin is active, then shifting the body down by whatever the width is.

You can even have desktop and mobile settings and a custom CSS panel that would inject the CSS only if the timer is active would also help.

Again no issues with the functionality, it’s a simple plugin that works. My problem is that this is an e-commerce marketing plugin in 2018 that purposefully will not work for 70%+ of users on most websites that it is used on. I am hoping the developer will take this feedback constructively and use it in their decision making process when it comes to laying out the roadmap for future updates.

Awesome, works well, with one caveat

It’s beautiful, works as described. As some others mentioned, you need to input the date manually and not use the date picker. It has to be in this format: 11/27/2017 otherwise it won’t work.

Also doesn’t work on the mobile site.

A few improvements and it will be a perfect plugin

Thanks for this plugin. It’s very well made and looks nice and professional.

A few things to make it perfect:

  • Compatibility with Multilanguage sites (WPML)
  • Where to display it options (only home, only shop, all pages, etc.)
  • It will be great that when the target time is reached, it disables the Book Now button or better yet disable and close the countdown banner.

Keep on the good work, guys.

Love it.

Was looking for a good free countdown plugin and found this one. Tried it out and have received great reviews!

There were 2 issues:

1. The bar was off centered when we added some text, however we were able to make it centered easily by just adjusting our CSS code.

2. There is an issue with section available for text after the countdown, but before the button. For some reason, no matter what we did, the text was always super close to the “seconds” text – it looked pretty bad. So we just got a little creative with our text before the countdown and didn’t include any text after the countdown.

All in all a solid free countdown plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

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


“YITH Topbar Countdown” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “YITH Topbar Countdown” into your language.

Interested in development?

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1.1.1 – Released: 18 April, 2018

  • Fix: Date format. Now plugin can process all date format

1.1.0 – Released: 15 april, 2017

  • New: Tested up to WordPress 4.7.3
  • Tweak: Core update
  • Fix: Removed old banner in plugin option
  • Fix: Google fonts link


  • Updated: Core framework


  • Fixed: Call data remotely and in a bad way


  • Added: Portuguese translation (By Diogo Kobbi)
  • Added: Language files called yith-woocommerce-ajax-navigation
  • Tweak: New wordpress translation text domain added
  • Removed: All language files called yith_wc_ajxnav


  • Fixed: Countdown doesn’t work in frontpage


  • Fixed: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)


  • Updated: Plugin documentation


  • Updated: Core Framework


  • Initial release