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

Countdown to September Equinox 2014

days
2
hours
04
mins
27
secs
46

Countdown to December Solstice 2014

{countdown,date=2014-12-21 23:03,color=red,background-color=yellow}

days
92
hours
01
mins
01
secs
46

Countdown to March Equinox 2015 in smaller font

{countdown,date=2015-03-20 22:45,font-size=30px}

days
181
hours
00
mins
43
secs
46

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.

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