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Before You Are Dead Countdown


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.


BYAD Countdown distributes with translations for the following languages:
* English
* Français
* Italiano

Don’t see your language on the list?
There is a – byad-countdown-default.po – in the languages/ directory.
Use it with Poedit as a base .PO file for your language.
Save it as: byad-countdown-LANGCODE.po where LANGCODE is your language code (e.g. fr_FR).
If you create any, I’ll be glad to include it in the plugin.


  • Default countdown look
  • Settings for the countdown
  • Look it twice and in french


This section describes how to install the plugin and stay alive.

  1. Upload before-you-are-dead-countdown/ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the – Plugins – menu in WordPress.
  3. In the Plugins main page, click – Settings – under the plugin’s name or go to the options panel under the – Settings > BYAD Countdown – and select the day of your death, your death date format, fill your last words, and choose to enable/disable Years display.
  4. Have fun before it’s to late!


None. Everybody RIP.


2019 ལོའི་ཟླ 9 ཚེས 23 ཉིན།
Everybody using this plugin must be dead… So even if I’m the plugin’s author, I must say, you don’t really die at the end of this countdown!
གདེང་འཇོག 1 ཡོངས་སུ་ཀློག

བྱས་རྗེས་འཇོག་མཁན། & གསར་འབྱེད་པ།

“Before You Are Dead Countdown” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Added option to specify the time (HH:MM:SS) of the day you want to die (you can even specify the seconds for the really precise ones)
  • Tested in WP 4.0


  • Changed the donate link


  • Bug with the readme file…


  • Compatibility with WP 3.9
  • Improved date format settings
  • Updated translations (EN,FR & IT)


  • Added Italian language
  • Included – jquery.ui.i18n.all.js – file. This way every languages are possible for the datepicker.
  • Removed js/datepicker-fr.js


  • Added shortcode funtionnality [byad_countdown title=”Your-custom-title”] (title optional)
  • Renamed classes from …CountDown… to …Countdown… for best practices
  • Changed and insure existence of a default widget title
  • Added action: “byad_datepicker_lang” to facilitate the enqueueing of other datepicker languages
  • Updated .PO files


  • Changed version number.
  • Reordered options settings fields


  • Changed version number.


  • Fixed date format bug.
  • Added new option


  • Beginning of the rest of my life.