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WordPress Countdown Plugin


With this plugin you can set up a countdown timer – or even multiple – on a page. The timer will count down until the given date and show the alternative content.

This plugin is great for use on sales pages and product launches or discounts, it gives a sense of tension to the visitor.

This plugin does not use an admin page, everything is done with a few simple shortcodes.


[countdown date="18:00:00 08/30/2009"]
This page goes live in about: [counter]
Enter your secret content here

Note that dates are UTC and that alternative content is not send to the browser until the date passed.


  1. Upload countdown.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the β€˜Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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