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Compete widget



  • WordPress 2.2 or 2.0.x/2.1.x with WordPress Widgets
  • PHP 4.3.0 or greater (needed for function file_get_contents)
  • API Key from (You can use the one supplied, but that is limited to 1000 requests a day)


  • Displays data about your site or any site you choose
  • Edit nearly all aspects of it via widget admin
  • Caching for large traffic sites


You can edit ‘Widget Formatting’ to change how the info is displayed. To access the variables, use this formatting:

  • %rank% – Rank of the site
  • %icon% – The icon relating to your traffic rank (large or small depending on options)
  • %count% – People count
  • %host% – Hostname used in lookup
  • %link% – Link to the compete page for the host
  • %compete% – The compete link –

The default formatting is:

<span style=”float:right;”><img src=”%icon%” alt=”%rank%” /></span>
<a href=”%link%”>%host%</a><br />

Ranking: %rank%<br />
People: %count%<br />


  • Admin Panel
  • Default Display


Nothing shows up when I try it or I get an error that file_get_contents doesn’t exist

This script relies on the function file_get_contents to fetch the RSS feed. If your host doesn’t allow the use of it, but allows the use of curl, you can replace

$stories = file_get_contents($uri);


$ch = curl_init();
$timeout = 5; // set to zero for no timeout
curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $uri);
curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt ($ch, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, $timeout);
$stories = curl_exec($ch);
What does cache time mean?

It’s the number of seconds before the content will be requested again. You can set this to be 0 or -1 to not use the caching system. If you edit any of the widgets in the widget admin panel, the cache is cleared.

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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