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
81
hours
04
mins
47
secs
52

Countdown to March Equinox 2015

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

days
170
hours
04
mins
29
secs
52

Countdown to June Solstice 2015 in smaller font

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

days
262
hours
22
mins
22
secs
52

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