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

Widget Preview:


[countdown event="Until <a href='https://cherryblossom.com/'>Cherry Blossom Festival</a>" date="27 March 2020" hour="8" minutes="45" seconds="00" format="yowdHMS" link=false]


  • 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 plugins Github repo. If you are into plugin development, your contributions on code are welcome too.

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