Before You Are Dead Countdown

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Creates a widget countdown with days, hours, minutes, seconds and optionally, years. And I wish you all a long life!

Author:David THOMAS (profile at
WordPress version required:3.5
WordPress version tested:4.0
Plugin version:1.5.4
Added to WordPress repository:08-04-2014
Last updated:05-11-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:1 819
Active installs:10+
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The Before You Are Dead (BYAD) Countdown provides a simple widget witch displays a countdown timer with Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds and optionally, Years. You can configure some settings: Final date, Final time in the day, Final date format, Your final words and Years display.

Plugin Features

  • You can display the BYAD Countdown via:
    • a Widget
    • a Shortcode
  • BYAD Countdown implements some filters to use with add_filter() function:

    • byad_date_data > array( byadRegional, byadIcon) for jquery datepicker in admin. Useful for localization. Default in french. (see - byad-settings.php - around line 131). Check code example in help-code.txt file.
    • byad_title > filter for the widget title output. (see - byad-countdown_widget.php - around line 25)
    • byad_timezone > to set timezone for date php functions. Default: 'Europe/Paris'. (see - byad-countdown_widget.php - around line 42)
    • byad_jsdata > to configure data passed to the main - byad-countdown.js - file displaying and activating your "last time of life". (see - byad-countdown_widget.php - around line 53)
  • You can also:

    • use your own css using this simple action hook: byad_stylesheet.
    • use your own datepicker JS language file using this other action hook: byad_datepicker_lang.
    • Check examples in help-code.txt file.