Today we are comparing the top 3 countdown timer plugins for WordPress.
2. Countdown Timer Ultimate
3. Countdown Timer – Widget Countdown
These countdown timers are compared based on their price, ease of use, and their features.
A countdown timer is used to display a timer that counts down to a certain date or time. Countdown timers are used to create a sense of urgency among the customers which helps to increase the conversion rates.
Countdown timers can be categorized into two segments:
1. Normal CountdownIn this type of countdown, the timer is set and counts down to a certain fixed time. This countdown timer doesn’t change like that of the evergreen counter. It is mostly used in any upcoming events, sales, etc.
2. Evergreen counterIn this type of countdown, the timer starts when the visitors arrive on your site. The evergreen counter creates a sense of urgency.
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1. Free2. Pro – $19/year
Waiting PRO is also offered in other tiers:
1. $29/year – 5 sites2. $49/year – Unlimited sites
1. Free2. Pro – $39/year
1. Free2. Pro – $13
Countdown Timer – Widget Countdown is also offered in other tiers:
1. $27 – 5 sites2. $45 – Unlimited sites
Start and End date options are used when you want to set or schedule the timer for a certain event. For example:Today is Dec 01 and the sale event is going to start from Jan 01 to Jan 10 which means we want the timer to be displayed and run only after Jan 01. So, if we have Start and End date options we can set the timer for future events also.
This plugin lets you set the Start time and End time in the free version.
1. Start Time2. End Time
This plugin lets you set the Start time in the pro version only.
1. Start Time(Pro)2. End Time
This plugin does not have a Start time option. Only End time is available in the free version.
The evergreen timer starts when the person arrives on your site. So, if you want to create urgency among the customers then you can set the timer to expire after certain minutes/ hours after the customer enters your site.
The evergreen timer is present in the free version of the plugin.
The plugin does not have an evergreen timer but it has a recurring timer in the pro version.
This plugin doesn’t have an evergreen timer option.
1. Years2. Months3. Weeks4. Days5. Hours6. Minutes7. Seconds
1. Days2. Hours3. Minutes4. Seconds
Select any font family among 600+ fonts in the free version.
Font family option is not available in this plugin
You can change font type only in the pro version.
4 clocks designs are available in the free version and extra 4 clock designs with countless animations are available in the pro version.
Only one design is available in the free version.
Only one design is available in the free version and other animations are available in the pro version.
The free version lets you change timer background color, digit color, label color, font size, timer height, timer width, labels case(Upper/Lower case), timezone(WordPress/ UTC), and border radius.
The pro version lets you change timer background color, font color, label color, digit color in the pro version, and clock foreground color, timer width in the free version.
You can change timer background color, font size, font family, border-radius in the pro version, and timer text color in the free version
Events when the timer ends:1. Hide Countdown2. Redirect3. Trigger DOM events(click, hover, etc)4. Play YouTube Video(Pro)5. Play Vimeo Video(Pro)6. Replace with HTML(Pro)7. Play Audio(Pro)8. Send Email(Pro)9. Nothing
In the pro version of this plugin, you can insert text or embed video by shortcode after the timer is completed.
1. Hide Countdown2. Show Text3. Redirect
Waiting provides an Offer Mode in the pro version in which the timer sticks to the top or bottom of the screen and you can also insert custom text.
This plugin does not have such a feature.
This plugin also does not have such a feature.