Countdown Timer for WordPress


The Countdown Timer is a WordPress plugin that makes it simple to add a countdown timer to your pages or posts.

How to use the plugin

The FlipDown plugin makes use of a WordPress shortcode. Simply add the shortcode within your WordPress page or post using the following syntax:

[flipdown date=”2023-11-27T00:00:00-0500″]

You can also change the theme from dark (default) to light:

[flipdown date=”2023-11-27T00:00:00-0500″ theme=”light”]

The data should be in the format of a JavaScript ISO date with the offset for your location. The above example creates a countdown timer for Cyber Monday on November 27, 2023.

It’s worth mentioning that the date should includes zeros for months less than 10 and times less than 10.

For example, August 7th would be written as 2023-08-07.


  • Flip Down – Example of FlipDown embedded in content.


Installing the FlipDown WordPress Plugin in simple. Just add it to your site from your WordPress Plugin Dashboard and activate the plugin.

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit “Plugins > Add New”
  2. Search for “FlipDown”
  3. Activate the plugin


  1. Download the plugin
  2. Unzip the FlipDown plugin into a local directory on your computer
  3. Upload the “flipdown” directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  4. Open your WordPress admin dashboard and click “Plugins” in the left sidebar
  5. Activate the plugin

Clone from GitHub

You can clone the FlipDown WordPress plugin from our GitHub repository. If you fix bugs, or add features, we would appreciate a pull request so we can share these with other users in the DailyStory community.


What libraries does the FlipDown plugin use?

The FlipDown plugin uses the FlipDown JS library.

Where can I get support?

For technical questions, please visit Stack Overflow’s DailyStory tag. For all other questions, please contact us.

We recommend using WordPress version 4.0 or greater, but we’ve tested up to version 6.3.


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Contributors & Developers

“Countdown Timer for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Update to include all Flipdown files and changes for WordPress submission


  • Initial release for submission to WordPress plugins