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Countdown for Magento 1

Inserts eye-catching countdown timer

  • Block placement available at category/product pages
  • Scheduling options to enable/disable the block
  • Countdown values range from days to seconds
  • Disable/enable products automatically with countdown
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Magento Countdown Overview

If you want to attract additional attention to your promotions, use the Countdown extension for Magento. This module allows you to insert block which counts days, hours, minutes and seconds in reverse order to zero before or after the specified event triggering. The running out time stimulates better than words and pictures.

You can use Countdown for sales and promotions as well as for other different purposes. Place timer at the Home page and remind your website visitors about the approaching end of webinar registration. Make it displayed on certain product page and tell your customers when the item will be available for purchasing/downloading.

This easy at installation and flexible at configuration Magento extension allows you to create attractive countdown timers in a couple of minutes! You can insert the countdown on different pages of your Magento store, schedule its displaying, customize the block view and specify parameter for each countdown timer.

The Countdown Magento extension works with Catalog Price Rules and Shopping Cart Price Rules so that you can inform your customers when the sale will start or end.

Countdown Extension Features:

  • Insert countdown block via CMS, widget, or layout updates
  • Block can appear automatically according to created rule
  • Add countdown to any item and display on both product and catalog pages
  • Ability to specify a Countdown Timer for different customer groups
  • Ability to customize countdown blocks:
    • define start and end dates of countdown
    • set up countdown priority
    • add URL to countdown block
    • specify block title
    • use HTML code in description
    • edit timer view
  • Ability to schedule the countdown timer, e.g. show it every day from 1 to 4 p.m., every Monday, only at the weekend, etc.
  • Enable/Disable specific product when countdown starts/ends
  • Dynamic change of values
  • Configure timer to display:
    • Days
    • Days & Hours
    • Days, Hours, & Minutes
    • Days, Hours, Minutes, & Seconds
  • Create triggers to activate or deactivate Catalog Price Rules and Shopping Cart Price Rules
  • CSS-friendly
  • 3 design templates are included
  • Multistore support

An extension cannot be good if the support is bad.

Review by Abhishek | Oct 20, 2016

I purchased this extension after talking to the support of aheadworks. Installation is easy so I installed the extension successfully and extension was started working but I was looking to place the timer the place I want so I contacted aheadworks and they have done what I was looking for. Their support is one of the best we have had so far.

All in all, wonderful extension and customer support.

Excellent extension

Review by Grey | May 20, 2016

Countdown was simple to install and configure. I did run into a couple of issues.

First, the HTML generated for the timer is always wrapped in a <div></div> block, which causes it to always appear on a new line. That's fine if it's the only thing in the Magento block, but no if you want it on the same line as some text. It took me a while to figure this out, but here's what I coded in my banner block. (I used square brackets instead of angle brackets so it doesn't get mangled when displayed.)

[hr /]
[div style="display: flex;"]
[h2 style="flex: 1; text-align: center;"]Our widget sale ends on May 31! Click the timer to order![/h2]
[p style="width: 10%;"]{{widget type="awcountdown/widget_countdown" countdownid="1"}}[/p]
[hr /]

Second, if you specify a URL to be launched when the timer is clicked, it is generated with target="_blank", which launches a new tab or window. It would be nice if there was an option for the target. Since all my timers will link to my own site, I changed the template at app/design/frontend/base/default/template/aw_countdown/blocks.phtml


Review by Kelvin | Mar 20, 2016

I just bought this countdown application from aheadWorks. I have been bought different plugin from another stores. But, aheadwork is totally different in support. They have very fast response in support. Unfortunately, this plugin didn't work properly with our store. Actually, this is not plugin problem. I realised that this is our store's problem. Anyhow, I asked them to refund and they refund to me without any other enquiry. I love this guys.

Really recommend to this store and they never made you to unhappy. Million % recommend.



Review by Enrique | Jun 30, 2015

Easy to deploy, configurable, easy to use. Customer service is also five stars.

Great Extension

Review by Scott | Apr 29, 2014

Really like that they've added disable/enable products on a schedule. Now just a way to clear FPC when rules start/end....


Review by max | Apr 14, 2014

good count down timer for routine promotion.
but if it can have custom skin of count down timer for next new version, it would be great.

Thumbs up!

Review by Jessy | Apr 4, 2014

A beautiful module with so many capabilities! We're using it for many purposes, from time-limited offers to indicating "back in stock in X days" notices for our products.
A fairly-priced and high quality solution, recommended!

Worth It

Review by Scott | Dec 7, 2013

Quick and painless. There was a little issue with the date configuration, had to set one day behind today for it to work. Maybe cron just hadn't picked it up yet, and I was impatient.

Implementation is nice, and worked fine with our custom theme without anything but small css mods.

Perfect way to get a sale frenzy!

Review by Hank B | Nov 20, 2013

This is not complicated but an extremely useful extension that is simple to install and configure. We have a custom theme and so when I copied the files to my skins theme I expected it to work but the graphic did not show up. I had to copy also to default/default and then all was perfect. By luck the blue Countdown already matched my site. Nice bonus! Awesome extension to get people really watching a product.

Easy and powerful

Review by David | Nov 11, 2013

We bought the module a week ago. What I can say… It was easy to install and configure. Works perfect out of the box and the countdown induces our visitors to make purchases immediately. Simply perfect. Well done, aheadWorks!

Simple installation and use

Review by Kylieme | Nov 6, 2013

Although I found a few of the features such as the timer style a little bit difficult to customize at first, as usual I was provided with excellent customer support from the aheadWorks team, and this made getting used to the extension much easier. I would definitely recommend this extension to anyone who wants to see their promotions really take off.

Looks great

Review by Stuart | Oct 31, 2013

Managed to install the extension without any issues. Had to contact support with a query because I want to use the countdown in a slightly different way. Support seemed very helpful and will help me customise if needed. I am looking forward to using the countdown in a variety on different ways across my on line shop.

Simple Module, Works Fine

Review by Beverly | Sep 23, 2013

I have used with Magento CE version.

* Excellent service and support
* Superb Extension
* Easy installation + Configuration
* No conflict with other modules

Does what it says

Review by James | Sep 4, 2013

This extension does exactly what it says. Installation was blindingly easy. Would be nice if we could have triggers for setting a new timer once one has finished. Easy to customise the timer style. Some jiggling required with custom themes and widgets but overall great.

Poor (Non-Existent) documentation.

Review by Darren | Jul 26, 2013

Seems like AheadWorks are copying Magento by leaving customers to figure out for themselves how to use this extension. No user guide is supplied explaining what all the options mean, no example configurations on how to create a countdown. It seems that AheadWorks assume you are a Magento expert, if that was the case I could have probably built the extension myself. Overall not recommended for non-developers.

Another one

Review by Michèl | Feb 16, 2013

Bought this one in a row of the growing list of extensions we have bought here. Good support and a nice extension. Keep up the good work guys!

Ventes Flash

Review by Thierry | Feb 7, 2013

Idéal pour organiser des ventes flash.
La perso est sympa et facile.
Le résultat est à la hauteur.


Review by Jerome | Jan 2, 2013

Great Feature for countdown and encouraging customers to purchase.

Initially, there's a steep learning curves in the implementation but shortly when you realise that how simple it could be, you must be thinking that's aheadwork .

Get it !


Review by Tomasz | Sep 7, 2012

HI. I just bought Countdown, and I must say - no other Countdown extension has so sophisticated features. Triggers, Conditions. No 1 on market


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