Counter Box – WordPress plugin for countdown, timer, counter


Counter Box – the simple and functional WordPress plugin for creating counter, countdown, and timer. With the counter builder plugin, you can easily create any custom counter, countdown, and timer with your custom styles.

Quick Start video

How to use and create a new counter with Counter Box plugin for WordPress.

Main features

  • Unlimited items: no limited to the number of counter;
  • 7 different types of counter: Countdown to date, Count from date, Countdown to week day, Timer, Timer for each user, Timer Stop & Go, Counter;
  • Timzone: set your local timezone for the counter;
  • Randomizer: randomizer is the unique feature that lets your counter appear extremely realistic;
  • Highly Customizable: build a more powerful and influential style for your counter. Change fonts, colors, size for each element of counter;
  • Live Editor: creating the counter style live;
  • Vanilla JS: without using jQuery library;

Counter types

  • Countdown to date – the standard countdown to a specific set date. Can be used, for example as the countdown to Christmas
  • Count from date – countdown from a certain date. For example, how much time has passed since the founding of Google Corporation.
  • Countdown to weekday – сountdown to a specific time of the day of the week. This countdown will be updated the next day from the selected day of the week. This is a cyclical countdown. For example, can be used as the countdown until the weekly Friday party
  • Timer – the timer is set for a specific time and is reset after a page refresh. Can be used to motivate users to stay on the page for a certain amount of time.
  • Timer for each user – The timer will be set at a specific time for each specific user. As an example, it can be used to show a discount and hide it after the timer expires.
  • Timer Stop & Go – Sets the total time that the timer will count down for each user. After the user leaves the page, the timer will be stopped and after the repeated visit by the user, timer will continue from the place when the user left the page
  • Counter – counts down certain values. It can both increase and decrease. As an example, it can be used as social proof of purchases of goods by adding a certain quantity to goods at a certain time.

Preview of Pro version

Pro version

Achieve even better results with the Pro version:

  • Powerful triggers: Hide Block, Show Block, Redirect, Hide the counter box, Show the message, Call any function;
  • Delimiter of number: divide the digits of the counter into digits;
  • Scheduling: add scheduling options to your counter. With multiple schedule types, you can precisely schedule your counter in just a few minutes;
  • Show counter depending on language (allows creating multi-language);
  • Show counter depending on user (for all users, only for logged-in users, only for not logged-in users);

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  • Example
  • Backend
  • Backend
  • Frontend
  • Frontend


  • 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 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


22 Avqust 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 Yanvar 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!
01 İyul 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 – WordPress plugin for countdown, timer, counter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed: minor bug with nonce


  • Fixed: dynamic property for PHP 8.2


  • Fixed: minor bug in page-list


  • Fixed: security update


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


  • Fixed: preview script


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


  • Initial release