EE2 Countdown


Jack McDade - Lobster War Machine

3rd Party (Free)

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The EE2 Countdown plug-in allows you to insert a simple countdown to a specified date into your templates.

  The day of the month you are counting down to.
  The month number that you are counting down to.  Ex:  1 for January, 2 February, etc.
  The year, any above 2004 should work.
  The hour your event begins on, in 24 hour format.  24 is midnight, 12 is noon, etc.
  {days} Days left
  {hours} Hours left

  {exp:countdown day=“25” month=“12” year=“2012”}
  Christmas next year is in {days} days.

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Not Specified Download 1.0 Jun 6, 2011

This entry was created June 7, 2011, 10:30 am.
This entry was last updated June 7, 2011, 3:32 am.

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4 Reviews:

Nico 12.05.12

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If you want the hours option to work, you have to change the $countdowndate variable in the plugin to mktime($hour, 0, 0, $month, $day, $year).
Then you can hour=”[0-24]” to your tag pair (hour without ‘s’).

davidbehan 10.16.12

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This works but is 1 day out, every time! Easily fixed by adding 1 to days_left variable in the plugin. I’ve compared results to other online calculators as well as manually counting and it’s definitely 1 day out! I think! :-)

ejaeDesign 04.12.12

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Works perfectly. Combine this with Solspace’s Calendar module to display dynamic event countdown. Thanks Jack!

fanderson 04.09.12

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Basic countdown timer. Only displays days and hours.

In order to use this you must first put it in a folder called Countdown and then add it to your system/Third-Party directory.