Introducing Stiletto - the essential Shopify theme to fuel your ecommerce growth. Learn more.

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.

Customize this section to your liking with plenty of content, image, color, and style options. See the Countdown bar for a more compact layout.

Set up section

Add this section to any template (except Checkout) and re-order its position. You can use this section multiple times on the same page with different content and settings.

Note: New sections will appear on all pages that use the same template. To add sections to specific pages only, learn how to create and assign multiple templates.


In your theme editor (Customize):

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

  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. Select the Image focal point to choose which area of the image to keep centered and visible when cropping occurs.

  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 Stiletto.

  6. Choose to display a Top divider that separates sections with a Solid line.

    The Top divider uses the Lines and borders color selected in the Theme Settings.

  7. Select a Padding option to add space around the section to either the Top and bottom, Top only, Bottom only, or set it to None.

  8. Set the Content width to display the section at Full width or use the slider to set a custom width between 400 - 1000 pixels.

  1. Click Save.


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