Events Countdown Widget Settings

The Events Countdown widget is a handy little widget that allows you to select a published event from your calendar and display a clock that–you guessed it–counts down to the start date of the event. It’s a fun way to build anticipation for an event- and you can drop it into any sidebar.

Adding the Events Countdown Widget to a Sidebar

Head to Appearance > Widgets from the site admin dashboard. You should see Events Countdown as an available option, which you can then drag into any of your available sidebar areas.

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And just like that, the Events Countdown widget has been added to the sidebar and can be viewed on the front end of our site.

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Events Countdown Widget Settings

There are a handful of options at your disposal to fine-tune the Events Countdown widget to suit a variety of needs.

  • Title: This is an optional field that adds a text heading above the widget.
  • Type: Choose whether you want the widget to countdown to the next upcoming event or to a specific event. If you select the Next Event option, then the widget will automatically start counting down to the next scheduled event once the first one has been reached.
  • Event: This is a dropdown of all the published events on your calendar that are available to use in the widget. It might sound obvious, but past events are not listed because, well, there’s nothing to count down to.
  • Show Seconds: This option allows you to hide the seconds digits from the widget. This is nice if you prefer something that isn’t constantly ticking down, or perhaps an event that is far off in the future.
  • Countdown Completed Text: This is the text the displays after the countdown time has been reached. “Hooray!” is the default, but you can change that to anything you’d like.

You can see how updating some of these options can have a visual impact on the widget.

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