Product Countdown WordPress Plugin

Product Countdown WordPress Plugin

This is an easy Product Countdown WordPress Plugin for WooCommerce.

With a countdown displaying on your products you create something like a scarcity mentality in people. It can create a feeling of fear, anxiety and maybe desperation just because they see that the price will rise in a specific period. It also make someone think that s/he has got only one shot right now. Buying a product then relieves much of the pressure (and the feeling of fear).

“What Does It Do?”

The Product Countdown WordPress Plugin is the most powerful scarcity plugin ever created for WooCommerce. With just a few clicks you can create scarcity-based countdown-timers when a WooCommerce product is on sale.

“How Does It Work?”

“What Can I Do With It?”

  • Add a popup-window fixed to the top
  • OR add a popup-window fixed to the bottom of the page
  • OR add a shortcode directly in the content of a post, page or custom post type (Learn more about this by reading question 10 on the Product Countdown WordPress Plugin FAQ page)
  • Add the current sales price or/and the current items in stock in the message besides the counter
  • Select a fade in position (from top) where the popup-window is then faded-in (for creating attention)
  • Choose your own background color
  • Choose your own font color
  • Custom CSS for every single countdown
  • Global CSS setting for every countdown
  • Action that should be performed after the countdown has expired: Send an email or redirect to another page. (Note: there are some limitations when sending an email. Read more in question 8 on the Product Countdown WordPress Plugin FAQ page)

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WordPress 4.7 Support

This plugin is WordPress 4.7 ready!

Version Changes

  • 4.0.11 (Apr. 27, 2017)
    • Fix: bring back Countdown for variable products
    • Plugin is no longer compatible with WooCommerce < 3.0.0
    • Plugin is no longer compatible with PHP < 5.6.0
  • 4.0.10 (Apr. 20, 2017)
    • WooCommerce 3.0 compatibility
  • 4.0.9 (Aug. 12, 2016)
    • General compatibility with WordPress 4.6.
    • Fix some CSS errors
    • Fix: Make helper more visible on the frontend
  • 4.0.8 (July 26, 2016)
    • Fix: select2 field did not work on normal post pages
    • Updated language files
  • 4.0.7 (Jun. 27, 2016)
    • Fixed an issue where the select box showed “undefined” on all static pages
  • 4.0.6. (Jun. 15, 2016)
    • General compatibility with WooCommerce 4.6.
  • 4.0.5 (Apr. 11, 2016)
    • General compatibility with WordPress 4.5
    • Fixed: a frontpage product could not be de-selected
    • Update plugin translations
    • Load translations after plugin activation to avoid translation problems
    • Fixed an issue where the translation files could be loaded when the plugin folder was renamed
  • 4.0.4 (Feb. 9, 2016)
    • Fixed: the add-to-cart link will no work again if a button label was entered and the link-field is empty.
  • 4.0.3 (Nov. 30, 2015)
    • General compatibility with WordPress 4.4
  • 4.0.2 (Apr. 23, 2015)
    • Security update
  • 4.0.1 (Mar. 27, 2015)
    • Fix: Button shows up even when no label was set
  • 4.0 (Mar. 27, 2015)
    • New: Allow to show a message after the countdown has expired.
    • New: Added uninstall.php to allow the completed uninstallation of the plugin.
    • New: Introducing new filters (see the FAQ).
    • New: Allow to show a button beside the countdown.
    • Fix: Countdown was hidden one hour before the actual time ran out.
  • 3.7.2 (Nov. 26, 2014)
    • Fix: improved update mechanism
  • 3.7.1 (Nov. 26, 2014)
    • Fix: Variable $stock_items showed 6 zeros after the decimal point.
    • Fix: Replaced deprecated WooCommerce functions with their new equivalents.
  • 3.7.0 (June 16, 2014)
    • New: Updated jQuery Countdown to version 2.0
    • New: Better performance when using a caching plugin
    • Fix: get current date according to WordPress time settings
    • Updated CSS/LESS files
    • Language updates
  • 3.6.0 (May 06, 2014)
    • New: Countdown does not show when stock management has been turned on and the product is out of stock.
  • 3.5.8 (Apr. 07, 2014)
    • Fixed a problem where the WordPress administration panel turns white on plugin activation on some hosts.
    • Fixed a problem where the product on the settings page could not be deselected.
  • 3.5.7 (Mar. 26, 2014)
    • Fixed the problem that no product could be chosen on a static page/post/custom post type
  • 3.5.6 (Mar. 24, 2014)
    • Fixed a JavaScript error
  • 3.5.5 (Mar. 24, 2014)
    • Fixed the problem that no product could be chosen on the settings page.
    • Fixed the issue that the settings could not be saved.
  • 3.5.4 (Mar. 21, 2014)
    • Fixed a “devision by zero” error.
    • Fixed a “Undefined variable: product” warning.
  • 3.5.3 (Mar. 17, 2014)
    • Replaced the woocommerce_format_total function with wc_format_decimal function as it is deprecated since WooCommerce version 2.1.
  • 3.5.2 (Jan. 20, 2014)
    • Fixed version number
    • Faster Ajax Timestamp load
    • Minified JS files for the frontend
  • 3.5.1 (Jan. 20, 2014)
    • Fix: Countdown now refreshes itself when a caching plugin is used
  • Click here for a full list of version changes

Please note that CodeCanyon sometimes is a little slow when it comes to reviewing updated items. To avoid this and to get updates quicker, please add your purchase code on the settings page of the item. You then get informed automatically when a new update is out and you also get the updated item delivered right within WordPress update process.

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Want to translate the plugin into your own language? Download the latest .pot file from Github and send it to us OR push your changes directly to our Product Countdown WordPress Plugin Language Files Github project.

Requirements & Limitations

You should have the current, self-hosted WordPress version installed. In case you need a plugin to work with a specific WordPress theme, please ask us before your purchase. This plugin requires: PHP 5.6 or higher running on your webserver and a WordPress Version higher or equal 4.7. You also need at least WooCommerce 3.x installed. This plugin is PHP7-ready.

Please check if your current theme or any of your installed plugins creates Javascript errors on the frontend. If so, please try to solve this issues before installing this plugin.

More limitations? Maybe with your theme and/or any other plugins? Please read the Product Countdown WordPress Plugin FAQ page before you buy! Thanks!

Licenses: Uses jQuery and Countdown for jQuery v1.6.2 by Keith Wood

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