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
50
hours
14
mins
20
secs
30

Countdown to March Equinox 2015

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

days
139
hours
14
mins
02
secs
30

Countdown to June Solstice 2015 in smaller font

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

days
232
hours
07
mins
55
secs
30

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