Have you ever wanted to add a countdown timer to your website? The popularity of this plugin has been on the rise over the last few years. The purpose of a countdown timer is to display a certain time until an event occurs.
Originally Published Jan 14 2019, updated Feb 07 2023
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Best jQuery Countdown Plugins:
A simple, generic, customizable jQuery countdown plugin for the web.
A cool and simple jQuery plugin for creating a mechanical scoreboard style countdown timer to display the remaining time in seconds, minutes, hours and days to any date.
Yet another jQuery countdown plugin that displays how many years, days, hours, minutes, and seconds left from a given date/time, with callback and time offset support. Fully styleable via CSS.
A simple plugin for creating a customizable countdown timer which supports standard/compact formats or custom layout.
A simple jQuery countdown timer plugin with the ability to execute a callback function for custom behavior on timeout.
Best Vanilla JS Countdown Plugins:
A lightweight, responsive, high-performance countdown plugin to create a retro-style flipping countdown clock that shows how many days/hours/minutes/seconds until an event you provide.
Draw a configurable circular canvas countdown timer.
Once you’ve selected the plugin that best suits your needs, using it is very easy. Some of them have customization options, but many of them require only a simple call to the plugin in your code. Remember that almost anything can be modified by editing the code. For more information on that, read the documentation or comments on the repository for your chosen plugin.