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Javascript Countdown on Forumhome
by boydy
21 Aug 2011 12:47

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  • 1.0.1 - Initial Release
Hi guys,

Today i bring another smart and simple to customize javascript mod.

What is Javascript Countdown on Forumhome:

It is an very customizable countdown timer that will count down to the date and time you set it at, with features such as
  • Option to turn Modification on/off.
  • Option to modify text before the countdown digits.
  • Option to change the text colour.
  • Option to change the digit colour.
  • Seperate option to change the time, date, month and year.
  • Option to change the finish message that will display when the countdown is finished.
  • etc.

-STEP 1-
Download the attached install file (product-boydy_js_countdown.xml) and upload into admincp -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product. Remember to select Allow Overwrite.

-STEP 2-
Go into admincp -> Options -> [Boydy]Forumhome Javascript Countdown and enter all the relevant settings and change the colour's if you like!

And that's it! Be sure to check out the screenshots below.

If you install this and for future updates and support please remember to mark as installed! Also feel free to nominate :)


boydy 21 Aug 2011 13:34


Skyrider 21 Aug 2011 17:47

anyway this can be set within forum sections as well?

Sforums 23 Aug 2011 08:31

Thank you! Rated and nominated.

kfyonur 23 Aug 2011 11:42

it didn't work.

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '%' in /hosts/audi.....com/http/includes/class_core.php(4464) : eval()'d code on line 10

boydy 23 Aug 2011 12:48

I've installed on 4.1.4 and 4.1.5 and cannot re-produce this error, can you tell me which version of VB you have and when the error is coming up?


kfyonur 23 Aug 2011 12:55


Originally Posted by boydy (Post 2236986)
I've installed on 4.1.4 and 4.1.5 and cannot re-produce this error, can you tell me which version of VB you have and when the error is coming up?



boydy 23 Aug 2011 12:56

Is the error coming up whilst installing or once the mod is installed and all settings input?

EDIT: Can you also try disabling all your other mods and trying it out as i cannot re-produce that error at all.

jaffaman 23 Aug 2011 15:24

Is there a way you could make this in to a widget and be able to disable it on the Forumhome ? so that you could have a countdown in a widget and maybe a changable image background ?

Thanks in advance................Paul

kfyonur 23 Aug 2011 16:06

2 Attachment(s)
before your plugin and after your plugin.

boydy 23 Aug 2011 17:23


Originally Posted by jaffaman (Post 2237016)
Is there a way you could make this in to a widget and be able to disable it on the Forumhome ? so that you could have a countdown in a widget and maybe a changable image background ?

Thanks in advance................Paul

It's something i could do yes, will take a look over it when i get some time. By widget do you mean sidebar block yeh?


Originally Posted by kfyonur (Post 2237026)
before your plugin and after your plugin.

Obviously there is a clash with another mod you have, can you try disabling them all except this one and then enable them 1 by 1, this will indicate which one is causing the clash.


jaffaman 23 Aug 2011 20:09

The widgets are the blocks on the vBulletin CMS https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/cont...151-How-To-CMS

boydy 23 Aug 2011 20:51

Ah ok, well i do not currently have the full package, i only use the forums :(

dmandem 24 Aug 2011 00:53

Works great on 4.1.5. Make sure you check overwrite when you're uploading the product (like it says) or it will not show up.


kienna 10 Oct 2011 05:55

So Great, i't work on vbb 4.1.2
If now i want to display Countdown Bar in Footer or anywhere, you can help me?

thenamesgould 14 Oct 2011 08:25

Thanks! Just what I needed and it works really well. Previously I had the tedious job of modifying templates with dates every week the rugby league team my forum is about played (counting down till their next game). This will make it heaps easier.

My only suggestion would be the ability to add text after the countdown - eg. 3 weeks, 2 days, UNTIL ... whatever. :)

pantani 15 Oct 2011 19:17

Uninstalled, did not work on 4.1.7

tele955848 15 Oct 2011 20:41

Perfekt Job - Thx
Works on 1sta.de
MOTN - Logo :)

Mr_Running 15 Oct 2011 21:07


Originally Posted by pantani (Post 2257540)
Uninstalled, did not work on 4.1.7

Not working for me on 4.1.7 :erm:

burridl 18 Oct 2011 11:09

Not showing on my 4.1.5 :(

Gecuba 20 Oct 2011 14:37

4.1.7 - works fine, thanks a lot!

Stefan118 30 Dec 2011 16:45

4.1.8 Working great!

sadiq6210 31 Dec 2011 05:03

I will need this :) Thanks

Skyborg 07 Mar 2012 12:16

Is it possible to display the Counter in die "Whatīs new" page, too?

How can i do this?

To change the hook to search_start doesnīt work.


Nirjonadda 07 Mar 2012 13:05

Installed...working for me on 4.1.10

RRCamellini 03 Apr 2012 06:16

error in vb4.1.11


Tempo de Vida de Nossa Comunidade é:,
not show date

Preview: http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/9748/semttulosd.png

changing the format from 12:00 to 24:00 hours

Preview: http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1440/semttulouk.png

commish 04 Apr 2012 00:47

Working in 4.1.11

mgurain 27 Apr 2012 22:40

It works, but needs some enhancements:
- the words (Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds) should be phrases so we can translate.
- We want it in sidebar block


mgurain 23 May 2012 23:28

It's working on 4.2, but shouldn't this be upgraded ?


faisaly.com 19 Aug 2012 17:43

Does not work on v4.2.0 for many other users...

ProFifaLeagues 19 Aug 2012 18:01

Working very well on 4.2 PL2
Easy as 123

faisaly.com 19 Aug 2012 18:05

explain how please... many users are not seeing it after uploading the xml...

ProFifaLeagues 19 Aug 2012 18:57

Just standard up load XML file and then In settings make sure you set your Dates and time.
I can only think it would run into an issue if there is many changes to the Forum home template but Even on my Custom styles I have no Issues at all.

If you need me to pop in and take a look your more then welcome to pm me Details Sir.

megabink 23 Aug 2012 13:15

Thank you very much,installed on 4.2 PL2 and it works like should.
I only wish that we had the option to change the font size.

tele955848 23 Aug 2012 22:03

Trainings Start nach der Sommerpause, NaN Days, NaN Hours, NaN

NAN ?????

Edit: Alles OK 19:00 = 07:00 PM ^^

faisaly.com 23 Aug 2012 23:13

Sorry for the late reply been busy... yes this works but you have to set the proper dates in the settings or nothing will show...

WinJStar 25 Aug 2012 04:59

Is there a way to have more than one event counting down? Or once an event starts, the next one begins? I run poker tournaments every day and have been looking for a countdown timer.

Ikarrus2 07 Sep 2012 21:12

Installed on 4.2 with no problems. Exactly what I was looking for .. thanks :)

midgetgrimm 08 Sep 2012 01:43

Works good on 4.0.7 But is there anyway to move it? Its underneath my evo chat, and I want it above

DocZaius 18 Sep 2012 14:59

Works great on 4.2.0 PL2. Thanks so much!

concepts 01 Nov 2014 18:47

Working on 4.2 Perfect!

lawiki 24 Feb 2015 08:08

Works great.
How can I increase the font size?

Von Halen 02 Sep 2015 20:25

Works great on my 4.2.0.

Has anybody had issues with other time zones? Overseas?

mangmel 11 Jan 2016 02:01

4.2.3 working just calibrate the dates and time setting

but i want position above the chatbox... how to do it?

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