Countdown timers are a great way to incite urgency on your website. Often website owners and marketers use this technique to create a sense of rush and urgency on websites.
If you too want to create urgency on your website and are looking for a way to create a countdown timer using elementor, I will take you through a step by step guide on how to create a visually appealing countdown timer on your website using Elementor website builder.
Tools you will need
To create a countdown timer using elementor, we will be using the Countdown timer widget of PowerPack addon for Elementor. Indeed Elementor comes with its own Countdown timer, but it lacks some features or functionalities that we have added in PowerPack’s Countdown timer.
What makes PowerPack’s Countdown timer better than Elementor’s Countdown widget?
- You get the options of displaying months and years in PowerPack’s Countdown widget.
- Two timer types: Fixed and Evergreen
- Extend design and styling options for Countdown widget.
- Multiple options actions after countdown completion.
- Enable/disable and customize labels for seconds, minutes, hours, etc.
We will need these two plugins installed and activated on the website.
If you have the Elementor Pro version, you can use that. Otherwise, the free version or the base plugin will work as well.
PowerPack Pro Addon for Elementor
Since we will be using the Countdown timer widget of Powerpack Pro, make sure it is installed and activated on your website. If you do not have PowerPack Pro, you can get it here.
If you would rather watch a video of the tutorial, you can check it out:
Creating a Countdown Timer using Elementor
To create a countdown timer, firstly open the page where you want to add the countdown timer in the Elementor Editor.
Now drag and drop the countdown timer widget. As soon as you drag and drop the widget, you will be displayed with the settings. Let’s take a look at each one of them.
The Content Tab has three subsections: Countdown, Action, and Structure.
In the Countdown section, you will get these options:
Timer Type: You go with a fixed timer or Evergreen timer. The fixed timer will count down to a specific time in the future, and the evergreen timer will count a particular period of time. Choose the one you want, and the rest of the fields will change accordingly.
Days/Hours/Minutes/Seconds: Choosing the evergreen timer will open these options. You can choose the period of time by selecting the number for each field.
Year/Months/Days/Hours/Minutes: When the Fixed timer option is selected, you will see these options, and the fields will allow you to choose the future point in time. The countdown will stop at the predefined time when it arrives.
In the Action Subsection, you will see these options:
Action after time expires: This option will allow you to select the action that will get triggered when the countdown timer is completed. You get four options here:
Hide Timer: Choosing this option will hide the countdown timer upon completion.
Display Message: Choosing this option will display a custom message, which will be displayed in place of the countdown timer. You can type the message below in the message box.
Redirect to URL: Choosing this option will redirect the users to a different page upon completion. You can add the URL in the field below.
In the Structure Subsection, you can choose what should be displayed on the timer.
Show Labels options allow you to display the labels below the counters.
Further, you can hide individual labels and counters like Years, Months, Days, etc., using a toggle button. If you want to customize the label, you can do it by changing the singular/plural text of individual labels.
The Style tab allows you to make visual changes to the countdown timer. You can customize the text, typography, colors, borders, spacing, alignment, and positioning.
All the options here are self-explanatory, and if you have used Elementor before, you can easily customize the countdown timer widget. If you want a reference of how to use the styling options, check out this video:
Alright, after making all those changes, here is what the final countdown timer looks like:
Winding It Up!
Countdown timers are perfect for creating urgency on any website. Now you can add them to your website easily using the Elementor builder and PowePack.
If you have any questions regarding this piece, drop a comment below, and I will get back to you asap!