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Blog Metrics


Based on ideas in an excellent post by Avinash Kaushik this plugin calculates the following:

  • average number of posts per month
  • average number of words per post
  • average number of comments per post without your own comments
  • average number of trackbacks per post
  • average number of words used in comments to posts

and it calculates the same data for the last month, and for each author too!

Includes a widget for your sidebar too!

More info:


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload blog_metrics.php folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. The plugin will appear as a subpage on your dashboard.


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Contributors & Developers

“Blog Metrics” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • 1.2.6: fixed access to the Blog Metrics menu.
  • 1.2.5: added Ozh Dropdown Admin Menu icon and settings link on the plugins page.
  • 1.2.4: Fixed several warnings
  • 1.2.3: fixes for 2.7
  • 1.2.1: fixed a bug where std dev would show when n=1
  • 1.2: cleaned up some code and fixed WP 2.6 compatibility.
  • 1.1: fixed a few divisions by zero.
  • 1.0: added standard deviation, and a widget for your sidebar
  • 0.3: added data per author, separated comments and trackbacks, and improved data reliability by using better queries.
  • 0.2: added data for the last month.
  • 0.1: initial version.