Countdown bar

Countdown bar

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Countdown bar

Use the Countdown bar section to display a live countdown for an upcoming event or sale. A countdown timer can create a sense of urgency or anticipation for your customers.

Tip | See the Countdown banner section for a larger alternate layout.

Set up section

Add this section to your template and use the drag-and-drop handles to re-order its position. You can add this section multiple times with different content and settings.

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STEPS

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Select a Template to edit from the dropdown menu in the top bar.
  2. Learn how to use templates in our Templates guide.
  3. Under Template, click (+) Add section and select Countdown bar.
  4. Click and hold the drag-and-drop handles ⋮⋮ to re-order your sections.

Set up timer

Select the date and time for the end of the countdown. You can choose to hide the timer when the countdown or add a message when the countdown is complete.

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STEPS

In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click the Countdown bar section to open the settings.
  2. Select the YearMonthDayHour, and Minute for the completion date of your countdown.
  3. Check the Hide the timer on complete
  4. You may want to enable this option when using the countdown to display the amount of time remaining for a current event or promotion (such as a sale).

  5. Enter text for the Timer complete message that appears when the countdown reaches '0'.
  6. Th message will appear only if the Hide timer on complete option is unchecked.

  7. Click Save.

Settings reference

Click the Countdown bar section to find the following settings.

Bar

Height
Change the height of the bar section for desktop screens: between 60 and 300 pixels.
Mobile height
Change the height of the bar section for mobile screens: between 60 and 300 pixels.
Enable full width
Choose to display the bar the full width of the screen or window.

Timer

Year
Enter the year of the end-date.
Month
Select the month of the end-date.
Day
Select the day of the end-date.
Hour
Select the hour of the end-time.
Minute
Select the minutes of the end-time.
Time zone
Choose to display the timer according to your Shop time zone or the User’s local time zone.
Hider timer on complete
Choose hide the countdown timer when it has completed.
Timer complete message
Add text to display a message when the timer has completed.

Header content

Heading
Add text to show a main heading.
Text
Add text to display below the main heading.
Button link
Select or paste a URL for a button. You can add up to three buttons below the section heading.
Button label
Enter call-to-action text to display as the button label. The most effective button labels ask customers to do something (e.g. Get started, Join us, Shop now). To learn more, read "What is a Call to Action?".
Button style
Choose a style for the button. Select Primary button (Solid), Secondary button (Solid), Tertiary button (Outline), or Text.

Section colors

Color scheme
Change the color scheme applied to the section text and background. Select the Default color scheme from your theme settings or select a variant scheme based on the default colors: either Inverse, Soft, Accent, or Sale. You may also select one of the two custom color schemas. Learn more about Color schemes.
Override with custom colors
Check this option to apply custom colors to the section. These colors will override the color scheme.
Text color
Select a custom color for all text in the blog post tile. This setting applies only if the Override with custom colors option is enabled.
Background color
Select a custom color for background of the blog post tile. This setting applies only if the Override with custom colors option is enabled.

Background image

Image
Select or upload an image to display as the background of the bar. The image will override the color scheme and use the overlay colors selected in your theme settings. There are no required image dimensions. We recommend a minimum width of 2500px.
Mobile image
Select or upload a mobile-specific image to display as the background of the bar. The image will override the color scheme and use the overlay colors selected in your theme settings.
Image focal point
Select the most important part of your image to keep centered. Use focal points to avoid unwanted cropping across different screen sizes. You can specify a focal point for an image used within a section or for an uploaded image file. Learn more in our image settings guide.
Mobile focal point
Select the most important part of your mobile image to keep centered. Use focal points to avoid unwanted cropping across different screen sizes. You can specify a focal point for an image used within a section or for an uploaded image file. Learn more in our image settings guide.
Tint opacity
Use the slider to adjust the transparency of the overlay color. Set the opacity to 0% to turn off the overlay color. If set to 100%, the overlay will be opaque.
Tint style
Choose to use a Solid overlay color or Gradient overlay for the tint. The gradient style fades across a range of hues. You can select the angle and direction of the gradient from one of four options.
Override with custom colors
Check this option to use custom overlay colors for the tint. These colors will override the overlay colors selected in your theme settings.
Text color
Select a custom color for the heading and text of the “View all” tile. This setting applies only if the Override with custom colors option is enabled.
Tint color
Select a custom overlay text color for the tint. This setting applies only if the Override with custom colors option is enabled.

Section style

Top spacing
Increase or decrease the amount of space above the section.
Bottom spacing
Increase or decrease the amount of space below the section.
Enable animation
Choose whether to display visual effects when scrolling, hovering, or interacting with the section. Go to our Animation guide to learn more.