WordPress Countdown Widget

Customizable count-down and count-up timer: Widget + Shortcode! ⌛

WordPress Countdown Widget is a widget + shortcode plugin that uses jQuery to display animated count-down and count-up timers. By default, it fits your theme colors and fonts.

Preview & Shortcode:

[countdown date="6 August 2021"]
[countup date="29 October 1923"]


  • Allows multiple sidebar widgets
  • Allows multiple shortcodes in posts/pages
  • Quick and Easy translation to any language

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Get Started



  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!


Feedback & Contributing

Please submit all issues on the plugins Github repo. If you are into plugin development, your contributions to code are welcome too.

Read more

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Release Notes

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  1. Hi, I'm sorry for my poor English
    Your widget has a problem with the structure after the update
    format: 'ydhms' '
    Please correct it, thank you

  2. How do you do the following:
    1. Auto set the date for the same day and time each week
    Example: every Sunday at 10:00 am.

  3. bonjour,
    impossible de modifier la date ?
    j'ai créé un compte à rebours le 11 mai 2020 et je souhaite le modifier : merci pour votre aide

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