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CountdownTimer 1.3.0

Add a countdown to a specific time and date to a comment. Based on a plugin written by Matt Sephton.

Add a countdown to a specific time and date to a comment.
Adapted from this Countdown plugin, for people who:

  • Need multiple timers on one page
  • Need a countdown >100 days
  • Like to limit the amount of timers per post users can post.


1.3.1, fixed a stupid syntax error > _ <,
1.3.0, set a maximum per post of countdowns,
1.2.0, change DateTimeZone::listIdentifiers code, added small digit images
1.1.0, added timezone dropdown and fixed tag case bug
1.0.0, initial release


Please file bug reports on my Github


Place the unzipped plugin folder in your vanilla/plugins folder and then activate using the Dashboard.
Optionally configure using plugin settings page: tag, time, timezone,.
Change Plugins.Countdown.NumReplacementsPerPost in config.php to allow more countdowns / post.


Enter your configured countdown tag into a comment to have the countdown to your chosen time appear in the comment,
or enter your tag followed by a specific time in brackets (e.g. [COUNTDOWN](2017-07-08 11:00)).


Updated by Caylus
Originally created by Matt Sephton
Uses flipclock.js