Month: December 2013

Magic Countdown Plugin

Update: The sale for the exciting Magic Countdown plugin is live at just $27.00.

Buy now


During this sale ONLY it comes with full developer (client/flipper) rights, and ALSO resale rights* too. When the sale is over these rights will be removed and will be an optional purchase, so this is the best time to get the plugin.

Why would you need a countdown plugin?


Time Based Scarcity Sells

We all want to get a bargain – I know I do – and you should have seen the interest generated in our household over the Steam (online gaming store) discounts last week. They were running flash sales that changed every 8 hours as well as 24 hour sales too with large discounts on hundreds of games.

They were running timers on all their game discounts and my two lads (yeah, me too as a confessed gamer) felt the extreme pressure of deciding which games they wanted to go for, and which to leave.

It was dynamite.

The pressure of each sale gradually ticking away to zero must have been intense for many people and there were a good few purchases in our house with only minutes to spare.  😉

This stuff works! Time based offers work. It’s a fact that we all know, maybe not consciously, but when you think about it, we’ve all been trained over the years.

And so…

What the Magic Countdown plugin does is let you place floating countdown timers on your WordPress sites.

It does it in a number of different ways, with two key methods.

A banner (which you’ll probably use mostly) and a floating widget.

You can set multiple countdowns on your WordPress driven site, with a different countdown on each page and post using different types and all with their own styles applied. You can set the banner countdowns to float in 6 different locations.

You can also do cool stuff like set the countdown based on a direct cut off date, OR from the first time someone visits a page. So if a visitor went to a page now, you may have set the countdown to run for 37 minutes from their arrival there. (37 minutes so it doesn’t look so obvious!)

As I’ve described above, and as you already know, this is strong stuff.

Imagine landing on a page for something you’re looking for and finding there’s a discount that expires in 37 minutes time.

You’re going to buy. I know for a fact that I would.  😉

The plugin does quite a lot, and it’s far easier to go watch the short overview video that explains it all.


-Frank Haywood

* Having resale rights means you can sell it for a profit, not give it away, but your buyers don’t get the right to resell conferred to them, only you do. I am also toying with the idea of letting Plugin Great members have master resale rights to some of my plugins, but I’m still thinking about that one so watch this space.

** Never miss another plugin or theme release and get them all for one fixed monthly or annual price by joining the Plugin Great membership. You’d be joining plenty of happy customers by doing so. 😉

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business