Developer vs. Average User: The Uji Countdown Arena

By |2018-05-06T18:26:43+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Developer vs. Average User|Tags: , |

Want to create hype for your upcoming product launch? Need to let your visitors know when the special discount offer ends? Thinking of adding a countdown timer to your site?

Uji Countdown

Quick Review

The Uji Countdown plugin lets you display an HTML5-based countdown timer on your WordPress posts and pages. The plugin also has premium variants that allow you to display multiple countdown times on the same post/page.

I wrote a review and tutorial of the Uji Countdown plugin for Nimbus Themes that you should read through to learn more about what you can do with the plugin and find out how to set up your first countdown timer.

A Developer’s Perspective

As a developer, one of the things I like about the Uji Countdown plugin is that it offers subscription functionality along with the actual timer. This makes the plugin an easy recommendation for clients who are prepping for a product launch and want to create a simple marketing campaign.

Another thing I like about the Uji Countdown plugin is that it lets you enable user time. And what this means is that the timer that’s displayed to a particular user will be based on their system time and not the server time. This feature is especially useful for website owners who cater to a global audience.

Pros

  • Comes with subscription form functionality.
  • Lets you enable user time to cater to different timezones.

Cons

  • Doesn’t offer a lot of customization options.

An Average User’s Perspective

After installing it on my personal website and setting it up, I found that though the Uji Countdown plugin doesn’t offer many different styles to pick from or configure, I was happy with how easy it was to set up. And since it offers support for Google Fonts, I was able to style the countdown timer to match my website’s typography.

I also like how the plugin adds an icon to the post’s (or page’s) text editor toolbar which makes it easy to insert the countdown timer where ever you’d like. And you can also choose what to do after the countdown timer expires – (1) hide the timer or (2) redirect to a URL.

Pros

  • Offers support for Google Fonts.
  • Lets you set a recurring timer.

Cons

  • Doesn’t offer a lot of customization options.

To Sum It Up

If your client is thinking of setting up a simple marketing campaign and needs to create some hype and get subscribers then you should definitely go with the Uji Countdown plugin. It’s simple and it’ll get the job done.

And if you’re an average user who’s looking for an easy way to add a countdown timer to their WordPress website, the Uji Countdown timer won’t let you down.

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