WordPress Countdown Widget is a free countdown plugin to display count-down and/or count-up timers on your post or sidebars. Use widget or shortcode; supports multiple instances. By default, countdown timers fit your theme colors and fonts.

You can use the countdown widget to display countdown timers to special events or you can use its count-up feature to display the time passed since a past event. See examples below:

Preview & Shortcode:

[countdown date="6 August 2023"]
[countup date="29 October 1923"]

Countdown Widget Features

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

Notice: This plugin has been closed as of October 6, 2022, and is not available for download through the WordPress plugins repository.

Alternatively, you can download the plugin here

Download Countdown Widget

How to Use Countdown Widget


  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.

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