WordPress Countdown Widget Help

WordPress countdown widget is a simple widget to add countdown and countup timers to your site. It has both widget and shortcode support and It is so easy to use. If you haven’t downloaded this plugin yet download it here.

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This is title for the widget. You can leave it blank or give your widget a title like “Final Countdown” :P

Event Title

This text will be displayed at the bottom of countdown. You can leave it blank or you can enter a phrase about the event like “until my birthday!”. This will explain why you are counting down.

Note; you can use html in this field to add links.


Timers can count up OR down. Using this selection, you can select either this is a count up (eg. days since my bday) or a count down (eg. days left for new year).


This is the date we are counting down or up to. Date should be in format MMDDYY meaning month number days and years. (eg. 01/01/2015 for new year)


Hours, Minutes and seconds of countdown. Any problems with that?


Timezone is the zone that you give your date for. For example if your server is on America, but you want to display countdown for your local time zone, you need to set this field to your zone.


This is where you can change how your countdown is displayed. Here are basic elements you can use in this field:

Y : years
O : months
W : weeks
D : days
H : hours
M : minutes
S : seconds

The basic countdown format is yowdHMS which will display, hours, minutes and seconds.
Using lower case letters will hide “0” (zero) values from the countdown. For example if you use yowdHMS as format then it will hide year, month, week and day values once they are “0”. If you want to show days only you can use D as format text.


This is the text color of countdown widget. You can use three letter hexadecimal colors as well as 6-digit colors. See a list of html colors you can use here.

Background color

This is background color of countdown area. You can leave it blank to leave it transparent. Default gray background is : #ddd


This is the width of the countdown container. Countdown auto-size its contents to fit this width. If no width is entered it will expand to full width of your theme sidebar.

Border Radius

If you like your countdown to have rounded corners, you need to enter a radius pixel value in this field. 6 is a good size for small rounded corners.

Remove Link

If you check this checkbox, countdown widget won’t display a “Get this” link on the bottom.