Countdown Block


Using Countdown, you can notify your visitors about the upcoming events or big days. This plugin will help you instantly create a countdown timer within the Gutenberg Block Editor.

Completely Customizable: You can customize Countdown dates, colors, etc to make it just the way you need.

Super Light-weight: No extra resources used and it’s highly optimized for super fast loading & instant Live editing.

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This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Countdown Highlight Upcoming Events With Countdown Timer


Modern Way:

  1. Go to the WordPress Block/Gutenberg Editor
  2. Search For “Countdown”.
  3. Install in 1-click

Old Way:

  1. Upload countdown to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Follow the Documentation


Does it work with any WordPress theme?

Yes, it will work with any standard WordPress theme.


Gortheren 18, 2021
Works good, nice design controls in the block editor. It's simple, only a countdown, it does not have an ever green timer . It would be nice to have that option it automatically repeat, ie. count down to the 10th of the month every month and automatically reset.
Me 29, 2021
It works and looks nice, but it has an enormous amount of dependencies for such a simple functionality. Before you know it, it loads 600KB of Javascript for something that can be accomplished in less that 1KB. To make it worse, all these javascript libraries are loaded if if there's no countdown on the page.
Me 17, 2021
The plugin provides decent features set. I feel the amount of customisation options is way over the top; it's not going to work well in the future with Global Styles. Unfortunately, this plugin does not allow itself to be extended with block styles as the block does not save the default block classnames to its outermost wrapper.
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“Countdown Block” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.1.3 – 26/08/2021

  • Hotfix: Asset generation user check

1.1.2 – 26/08/2021

  • Fixed: Fixed a bug in asset generation

1.1.1 – 23/08/2021

  • Improved: Security for asset generation
  • Fixed: Warning in controls

1.1.0 – 28/07/2021


  • Fixed: Countdown end issue in frontend


  • Fixed: Revision related issue


  • Fixed: Timezone related issues


  • Added: Keywords
  • Fixed: Missing css, js files


  • Initial Release