Template:Countdown

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Notes

Please note the following important points before using this template.

The time on this countdown clock is GMT (UTC+0)

  • if the event is held in more than a year, the number of years and everything below will be shown
  • if the event is held in more than a week, the number of weeks and everything below will be shown
  • if the event is held in more than 24 hours, the number of days and everything below will be shown
  • if the event is held within 24 hours, the number of hours left and everything below will be shown
  • if the event is held within 1 hour, the number of minutes left and the number of seconds left will be shown
  • if the event is held within 1 minute, the number of seconds left will be shown

Duration is in seconds, so duration=3600 for a one-hour event. Alternatively, duration and duration unit=//unit// can be used in unison (e.g., duration=1|duration unit=year).

This template should not be used in articles per MOS:TIME and MOS:DATED.

Usage

Editors can use this template as a countdown clock for a lot of different events. The following can show you how to use this template.

Simple Countdown Clock

This type of countdown clock is suitable for events with no duration.

{{countdown
 |year  = 2016
 |month = 08
 |day   = 15
 |event = Branch Network Awards Night
}}

If you type in the above, something like the following will appear.

Branch Network Awards Night has started. (refresh)

Advanced Countdown Clock

This type of countdown clock is suitable for events with a duration.

{{countdown
 |year       = 2022
 |month      = 4
 |day        = 15
 |hour       = 19
 |minute     = 40
 |second     = 0
 |event      = 
 |duration   = 21
 |eventstart = unknown has started
 |eventend   = unknown has ended
}}

If you type in the above, something like the following will appear.

There are 2 years, 42 weeks, 6 days, 20 hours, 48 minutes and 55 seconds until the event begins. (refresh)