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Countdown banner

The Countdown banner section displays a live countdown for an upcoming event or sale. Use this section to create a sense of urgency or anticipation for your customers.

Set up section

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


When you add a section to a template, it will appear on all pages that use that same template. To add sections to specific pages, you can create and assign new templates.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Select a Template to edit from the dropdown menu in the top bar.

    Learn how to use Spark's available templates in our Templates help guide.

  2. In the side panel, click (+) Add section and select Countdown banner.

  3. Change the order of your sections by using the drag and drop handles ⋮⋮

Set up timer

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


  1. Click the Countdown banner section to open the settings.

  2. Select the Year, Month, Day, Hour, and Minute for the completion date of your countdown.

  3. Check the Hide the timer on complete

    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).

  4. Enter text for the Timer complete message that appears when the countdown reaches '0'.

    Th message will appear only if the Hide timer on complete option is unchecked.

  5. Click Save.

Add section headings

Change the Heading, Subheading, and Text that display above the section.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Countdown banner section to open the settings.

  2. Enter Heading text to display as a title at the top of the banner.

    We recommended one to three words.

    Delete the text in this field to remove the heading.

  3. Enter Subheading text to display beneath the heading.

    We recommend two to three short sentences.

    Use the formatting buttons to add bold, italic, or linked text.

  4. (Optional.) Enter additional Text beneath the countdown clock to provide more information to your customers.

  5. Click Save.

Add button

Add a Button to link to your collections or products or any other page with a custom label.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Countdown banner section to open the settings.

  2. Select or paste a URL for the Button link.

  3. Enter text for 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?"

  4. Select a Button style: either Solid, Outline, or Text.

    The button uses the theme-wide button color set in the Theme settings.

  5. Click Save.

Add background image

Choose to display a background image that spans the entire banner instead of a background color.

  1. Click on the Popup section to open the settings.

  2. (Optional) Under Background, click Select image to upload a background image.

    For optimal quality across all devices, we recommend images width or height of 2048px.

  3. Use Image focal points to specify the main focus of your images. The focal point of your image will remain centered and within frame when your site adapts to different screen sizes.

    See our image guide to learn more about specifying a focal point for an image used within a section or for an uploaded image file when used anywhere on your site.

  4. Use the color selector to change the Text and Background color.

    The background color appears when there's no background image.

  5. (Optional) Change the Overlay color and Overlay opacity using the slider to increase the contrast between the text and background image (if used).

    These settings help make your text clear and readable.

  6. (Optional) Click the Overlay gradient option to add a color overlay that fades across a range of hues.

    You can choose the style, angle, position, and opacity of the gradient. See Shopify's color gradient guide to learn more.

  7. Click Save.

Section style

Choose whether to show the banner Frame (border), enable Full width, customize section colors, and adjust the Padding of the section.


In your theme editor (Customize):

  1. Click on the Countdown banner section and scroll down to the Section style settings.

  2. Use the Height and Mobile Height sliders to adjust the height of the entire banner.

    Choose between 200 - 800px on desktop and 300 - 800px on mobile.

  3. Under Color in the section settings, use the color selectors to customize the Text, Buttons, Sold button text, and Background color.

    We recommend using WebAIM's contrast checker when matching colors to make sure your text is clear and readable for everyone.

  4. Uncheck the Show frame option to hide the thin border line within the banner.

  5. Choose whether to Enable animation to show visual effects when scrolling, hovering, or interacting with the section.

    Learn more about Section animations in Spark.

  6. Select a Spacing option to add padding around the section content.

    Add padding to either the Top and bottom, Top only, Bottom only, or set it to None.

    Default top and bottom padding for sections
    Default top and bottom padding for sections
  7. Select the Spacing amount for the padded sides of the section: Full, Half, or Minimum.

  8. Click Save.


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