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WordPress Carbon Footprint

WordPress Carbon Footprint is a simple plugin for WordPress which works out and displays the carbon footprint of your blog. It works out how many word

WordPress Carbon Footprint is a simple plugin for WordPress which works out and displays the carbon footprint of your blog. It works out how many words and images are on your blog and then calculates how many sheets of paper it would take to print a copy of your blog. It finally works out how much carbon is in those sheets of paper and displays all this information for you or your readers so you can show off how much carbon you’re offsetting by hosting your content online.

  • The script searches through every post and every page on your blog, counting the total number of words and images in each post.
  • It then works out how many pages the text would take up assuming a standard of 794 words per page. This was worked out by taking the most widely used fonts, font sizes, the word processor being used and other print options.
  • It also works out how many pages the images would take up, again based on DPI, margins and other factors.
  • The most widely used paper is around 120gsm (grams per square meter) and standard A4 paper is 210x297mm. This means that we can approximate that there is 0.0074844g of carbon per sheet of paper which we multiply by our number of pages to give the total amount carbon saved by the blog vs it being printed out on paper.

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Requires: 2.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.6.3
Last Updated: 2008-10-31
Downloads: 1,111

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