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Simple Count Down


This plugin will display a count down in days until a certain date.
This date can be set in the wordpress administration panel as well as the text related to it.

For example:

  • Our wedding will be in 14 days.
  • 31 days until final exams.
  • In 2 days Apple will release its iPad…

The plugin can be used in a widgetized sidebar or in your theme.

On the configuration panel is also a donation link, so you can chip in to my own wedding budget if you like.
The upcoming wedding of my fiancée and me was the inital reason of writing this plugin.
You can read about our wedding and preparations at
and of course you can see the plugin in action there.


Installation is all straight forward.

  1. Download the plugin archive
  2. uncompress archive
  3. Upload archive to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  5. Add widget to your sidebar


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“Simple Count Down” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Added support for turkish character encoding


  • Bugfix: Warning: extract() [function.extract]: First argument should be an array in simplecountdown.php on line 176


  • If the set up date is in the past, so that the timer would generate a negative value, the plugin widget will not display
  • updated flattr donation option in the admin panel


  • version string visible in admin panel
  • minor tweaks


  • changed plugin path upon SVN upload
  • added default settings


  • Initial release to the public.