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 Jan 29 2022
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Best jQuery Countdown Plugins:
Final Countdown is a cool jQuery timer plugin used to countdown in seconds, minutes, hours and days to any date time, with a ring-style countdown indicator.
A minimal jQuery countdown clock plugin which allows you to count down to a target date time with the support of custom UTC Timezone offset.
A minimal and simple jQuery countdown plugin that displays how many days/hours/minutes/seconds left until your next event like meetings, schedules, special offers, etc.
A lightweight and fast jQuery plugin which helps you create a countdown timer with custom alert text and timezone support.
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 modern digital clock with a circular countdown representing how many seconds are left to the next minute.
This is the standalone version of the jQuery TimezZ plugin that lets you create a customizable countdown timer in days:hours:minutes:seconds format.
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.