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Counter Box: Create Engaging Countdowns, Timers & Counters

Counter Box: Create Engaging Countdowns, Timers & Counters

Description

Counter Box – Effortlessly Add Eye-Catching Countdowns & Timers to WordPress. Boost user engagement and conversions with dynamic countdowns, timers, and counters. Customize them to match your website’s style in just a few clicks.

Main features

  • Unlimited Counters: Create as many countdown timers as you need for your website, no restrictions!
  • 7 Counter Types: Choose the perfect fit for your needs:
    • Countdown to Date – Launch a classic countdown timer that reaches zero on a specific date and time you set. Perfect for creating anticipation for events like Christmas sales or product launches.
    • Weekly Countdown – Set a recurring countdown that resets each week on a specific day and time. use this to generate excitement for events like «Countdown to friday’s happy hour!“.
    • Time Since – Track the elapsed time from a chosen date in the past. This is ideal for showcasing milestones like „Years Since Google’s Founding“ or „Company Anniversary.“
    • Simple Timer – Create a timer that counts down from a set duration and resets when the page refreshes. Motivate users to stay engaged by displaying a time-limited offer.
    • Personal Timer – Set a unique timer for each user that starts and resets after the timer expires, even if the user refreshes the page. This allows you to personalize offers or display time-sensitive discounts for each visitor.
    • Resumable Timer – Establish a persistent timer for each user that tracks the total countdown duration. When the user leaves the page, the timer pauses. Upon returning, the timer resumes counting down from where it left off. This is useful for limited-time promotions or gamification elements.
    • Base Counter – Create a versatile counter that can either count up or down to a specific value. This can be used for various purposes, such as displaying social proof by showcasing „Products Sold Today“ or creating a sense of urgency with a „Limited Stock Remaining“ counter.
  • Global Appeal: Set your local timezone for accurate counter displays.
  • Realistic Randomization: Add a touch of realism to your counters with a built-in randomizer.
  • Highly Customizable: Take full control of your counter’s appearance! Change fonts, colors, and sizes for each element to match your website’s style.
  • Live Editor: Effortlessly create and customize your counter’s look in real-time using the intuitive live editor.
  • Lightweight & Efficient – The plugin operates without jQuery, relying solely on JavaScript for efficient performance.
  • GDPR Compliant – The plugin leverages a cookie-free approach, ensuring compliance with data privacy regulations.

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PRO Version

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  • Counter (From Date) – Set a base value at a specific date and time, and then continuously increment the value at a chosen interval. This allows you to track metrics like „Current World Population“ based on estimated growth rates.
  • Counter (From Weekday) – Create a counter that resets each week on a chosen weekday and starts incrementing again. This is useful for displaying statistics like „Births Today“ or „Website Visits this Week.“
  • Number Formatting – Enhance the readability of your counters by adding delimiters to separate large numbers.
  • Hide Block – This action hides a specific block of content on your webpage after the countdown finishes. This is useful for revealing content after a promotional period or after users complete a specific action.
  • Show Block – This action shows a previously hidden block of content on your webpage after the countdown finishes. This allows you to display content that becomes relevant only after the counter reaches zero.
  • Redirect – This action redirects users to a different URL after the countdown finishes. This is useful for sending users to a product page after a launch or to a confirmation page after a registration countdown.
  • Hide the counter box – This action hides the entire counter box itself from the webpage after the countdown finishes. This provides a clean look once the countdown is complete.
  • Show the message – This action displays a custom message of your choice on the webpage after the countdown finishes. This allows you to inform users about what happens next or provide them with additional information.
  • Call any function – This action offers the most flexibility. It allows you to trigger any custom JavaScript function you define in your code after the countdown finishes. This enables you to perform advanced actions or integrate the counter with other functionalities on your webpage.
  • Activate by URL – Target specific pages based on URL parameters (e.g., show a counter only on page with URL parameter).
  • Activate by Referrer URL – Tailor counter experiences for visitors arriving from particular websites.
  • Geotargeting – Take your counter to the next level with geotargeting functionality! This powerful plugin feature allows you to display targeted counter based on the country location of your website visitors.
  • Responsive Visibility – Choose to hide the counter on mobile or desktop devices to optimize for different screen sizes.
  • Scheduling – Schedule counter appearances based on specific days, times, and dates. This allows you to promote temporary events or campaigns without cluttering your website permanently.
  • User Role – Define which user roles (e.g., Administrator, Editor, Author) have the ability to see the counter. This can be helpful for displaying internal counter relevant only to website administrators or for specific user groups.
  • Multi-Language – For websites catering to a global audience, Counter Box Pro allows you to restrict counter visibility to specific languages. This ensures users only see button relevant to their chosen language setting.
  • Browsers – Deactivate counters selectively for specific browsers.

Demo the PRO version

Support

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Screenshots

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Installation

  • Installation option 1: Find and install this plugin in the Plugins -> Add new section of your wp-admin
  • Installation option 2: Download the zip file, then upload the plugin via the wp-admin in the Plugins -> Add new section. Or unzip the archive and upload the folder to the plugins directory /wp-content/plugins/ via ftp
  • Press Activate when you have installed the plugin via dashboard or press Activate in the Plugins list
  • Go to Counter Box section that will appear in your main menu on the left
  • Click Add new to create your first countdown
  • Setup your counter
  • Click Save
  • Copy and paste the shortcode, such as [Counter-Box id=1] to where you want the countdown to appear.
  • If you want it to appear everywhere on your site, you can insert it for example in your header.php, like this: <?php echo do_shortcode('[Counter-Box id=1]');?>
  • If you want to insert the shortcode into a widget, use this plugin

Reviews

22. August 2023. 2 replies
I was looking for a really nice and slim counter/countdown plugin but many of the ones listed around WP simply have too much bloat with a variety of extra things I really didn’t need. Gladly, Counter Box is exactly what I needed. No bloat, quite slim, and works fantastically, and it ensures to take care of timezone since our server is set to GMT and we operate in EST. The only feature I’d like to see is to allow custom css within the style section, as that would allow the html and css to cooperate within a single area. However, I liked that all I needed to do was write my own html/css to give the counter the skin fit for the page/site. For anyone looking for a nice and lean countdown plug, this is a good choice. Thanks.
17. Januar 2022. 1 reply
This little plugin solved a very real problem I had with Elementor. I required a days-expended from a set-date counter and this plugin is perfect for the task!
1. Juli 2021.
Très bien et très bon support réactif. La version pro offre de nombreuses options. En juin 2021 la documentation reste un peu faible… mais un mail au support… tout ok.
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Contributors & Developers

“Counter Box: Create Engaging Countdowns, Timers & Counters” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.0.1

  • Fixed: The summarize time if set the one tag.

2.0

  • Added: Export/Import tool
  • Added: Tag and link options
  • Improvement: Refreshed Interface – revamped the plugin’s dashboard page style for a more intuitive and user-friendly experience.

1.2.4

  • Fixed: minor bug with nonce

1.2.3

  • Fixed: dynamic property for PHP 8.2

1.2.2

  • Fixed: minor bug in page-list

1.2.1

  • Fixed: security update

1.2

  • Fixed: minor bugs
  • Fixed: security issues
  • Fixed: translate file
  • Updated: Support page

1.1.1

  • Fixed: preview script

1.1

  • Added: new type counter ‘Timer Stop & Go’
  • Added: style for numbers

1.0

  • Initial release