Easy Countdowner allows you to display a countdown on your post or page. The easiest way to place your full customizable HTML5 Countdown Timer. Just click on the countDowner button at tinyMce editor , provide settings information and click ok.
List of features:
Customize of colors for text and background
Set the texts for date, time
Simple using shortcode
Add countdown timers from Widgets area using shortcode
This plugin isn't good for mobile. If you rotate the device, the generated html for the timer doesn't update to reflect the new page size. This is really tough to work around too, because the plugin generates html in serverside PHP instead of JS.. so it requires a full page reload to fully update the displayed html.
Not great code design.
As others said, it will count negative once it reaches zero but this should be easy enough to fix by clamping the output.. when I figure out what to change I'll update my post
The countdown reverses and starts counting upwards after it has reached 0. This is a weird thing for a "countdown" timer...
The normal use would be stop at 0 and show a message or something, but never start counting upwards!!
This would've been perfect for my site if there weren't these two major issues:
- Doesn't use server time for countdown. It actually uses the visitors time zone so everyone gets a different time. This issue effectively renders the whole plugin utterly useless.
- Not responsive.
Other than that, the timer is very customisable, easy-to-use and looks fantastic. I wish it would use server time instead of visitors system time.
I only tested it with fellow countrymen first and then hosted my timed event, which was ruined because everyone around the world got the wrong time. It cost me me a lot of potential users and I had financially invested a lot in the said event.