How to Add a Countdown Timer Widget in WordPress (3 Methods) wp lifetime webs

Are you wanting to add a milestone countdown in WordPress? Countdown times help bring attention to important achievements, anniversaries, upcoming events, and more. In this video, we’ll show you a few easy ways to add a countdown timer in WordPress.

For the first method in this guide, we will be using the Countdown Timer Ultimate plugin found here:

Once installed and activated you can go to Countdown Timer, Add Timer to set up your timer’s options. Set a name, when the timer should expire, and customize the display to how you want the timer styled. Save your changes and you should now be able to get a shortcode from your Countdown timer area that you can place in a shortcode block or a widget depending on your preference.

For the second option, we are using OptinMonster to create the timer, you can find OptinMonster here:

For those using OptinMonster, we will create a new optin, for this example, we are using the popup style and limiting to a Time Sensitive design. Assign the optin to the site you’re wanting and customize the optin, the style chosen should have automatically added a timer for you. Don’t forget to install and activate the OptinMonster plugin to have it display on your WordPress site.

For the last method, we will be using SeedProd found here:

The site will give you a zip file to install under Plugins, Add New, and click Upload at the top of the page. Activate the plugin and add your license key for the plugin to begin working with it under Settings, Coming Soon Pro. You will be given the option to customize the page as well as decide if you want it to be visible or not.

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  • HarshVardhan on August 15, 2019

    How to add auto reset timer? Do these plugins support that?

  • Saif Ali on August 15, 2019

    This channel belongs to which country

  • Amel Zubeidy on August 15, 2019

    Thanks a lot!

  • wpded on August 15, 2019

    Good working the tech

  • Deep Space on August 16, 2019

    Why don't you monetize your videos?

  • Monique Robinson on January 21, 2020

    Thanks very much. I will have to give this a try.

  • Angelo Tullio on January 21, 2020

    Very useful, thanks!!!

  • krdn on January 21, 2020

    great vid. keep it up!

  • Gabriel Renfrow on January 22, 2020

    Good timing (pun intended). I've been working on a countdown timer for work. I only wish we used wordpress because…holy cow that would be so much easier.

  • Kim Cohen on January 22, 2020

    Enjoyed the video. Thank you!

  • Terje Skuggen on January 24, 2020

    I already use Seedprod for website countdown. But for a sale I would use OptinMonster. Thanks for a great video.

  • Marlene Harris on January 25, 2020

    If I was a store I could use this countdown timer. Things could change…. Thanks!

  • Kelly Woodcox on January 26, 2020

    Wish I would have had you around a few years ago! I would have saved TONS of time… and probably money too! Thanks for sharing. You explain everything very well! This Video is definitely a keeper (all your training is)!!

  • Francis Buzz on May 2, 2020

    woo i have been watching your videos and they all good…. thank you for this video

  • How can I reload automatically expire timer? Enjoy the video. tks

  • D. A. on June 2, 2020

    Is there any way to do it which is totally free? It's for educative purposes so we only have the Free/ Basic WordPress Plan so we can't install any plugin…

  • Virgil Reyes on September 6, 2020

    What if I can't see the "plugins" option as the admin?

  • Malak Kamil Khan on January 12, 2021

    Hi, I want to add a timer to the form so, when the timer ends the form will disappear. can you help me with that?
    thank you

  • Reaz Uddin on February 16, 2021

    I want to countdown the time "from past to present" . For example, "How many days since May 5, 2015?" AND "days from Today" for example- "50 days from today". Then how to do that or which plugin or script will need? Plz, I need it seriously.

  • Is this free ??

  • Mr Bloo on August 15, 2021


  • FEST MANIA on November 7, 2021

    Great work!

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