This plugin counts down the days, hours, minutes and seconds before an event, with configurable colour and font size.

Countdown to December Solstice 2014

days
59
hours
12
mins
58
secs
48

Countdown to March Equinox 2015

{countdown,date=2015-03-20 22:45,color=red,background-color=yellow}

days
148
hours
12
mins
40
secs
48

Countdown to June Solstice 2015 in smaller font

{countdown,date=2015-06-21 16:38,font-size=30px}

days
241
hours
06
mins
33
secs
48

N.B The time should be entered in UTC rather than local time.

Once you have installed the plugin just enter the text as shown (including the curly braces) and the countdown will appear as shown.

This plug-in is licensed under GPL v3.

Download the plug-in.

If you use php5.3 or lower then please use this version