Smart Countdown is an easy to setup and highly customizable Joomla module that displays a countdown to a specific event date and time. It was first published in JED in June 2012 (version 1.0). Currently two versions are published - Smart Countdown 2.5 (compatible with Joomla 2.5.x and 3.x) and Smart Countdown 3.x (for Joomla 3 only).

Smart Countdown 2.5 documentation can be found here (for existing installations and Joomla 2.5). If you are new to Smart Countdown and you are running Joomla 3 it is recommended that you install Smart Countdown 3. Browse the subcategories below for more information.


Smart Countdown 3.0 is based on the idea of version 2.x but it was significantly refactored. Version 3.0 implements a number of new or improved features:

  • Client script part was totally rewritten and now it doesn't depend on Mootools library, only jQuery is required.
  • Completely new implementation of responsive behavior, now adapting to the template position the module is published to.
  • Counter intervals can be now expressed in years, months and weeks - along with traditional days, hours, minutes and seconds.
  • Simplified event import plugins interface (now designing this kind of plugins is much easier).
  • Module live preview in Joomla administration interface.
  • AJAX queries for counter events, now the module should work correctly on all sites that actively use page caching, no more need to exclude module position from caching.


  • Smart Countdown 3.0 is compatible with Joomla 3.x only! For Joomla 2.5.x use version 2.5
  • Animation profiles for Smart Countdown 2.5 are basically compatible with 3.0. If you have purchased additional animations earlier you can install them on Smart Countdown 3.0 after applying simple modifications (easy-to follow instructions are available)

Download Package

Personalize your countdown: additional animation profiles

Automate events: event import plugins

Smart Countdown 2 project is discontinued. Only use this version if you are still running Joomla 2.5.x. For Joomla 3 sites Smart Countdown 3 is highly recommended. Also keep in mind that add-ons for Smart Countdown 2.5 (animation profiles and event import plugins) are not directly compatible with Smart Countdown 3. If you have purchased add-ons for Smart Countdown 2.5 by error please, open a support ticket and we will send you Smart Countdown 3 compatible version free of charge.

Smart Countdown 2.5 project documentation is currently being moved from old domain and some links may not work.