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Dave's Whizmatronic Widgulating Calibrational Scribometer

The Scribometer allows writers to track and display their writing progress in their sidebar.

NOTE: The Scribometer is a widget and requires a compatible, widgetized WordPress theme. 1. Upload scribometer.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress blog. 2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress. 3. Add Scribometer widgets to your sidebar through the Widgets menu. 4. Customize your Scribometer settings in the 'Widgets' menu and enjoy!


Widget Heading What to call the widget in your sidebar. Try "My Scribometer" if you find the official title a bit lengthy.

Title of work The title of your screenplay, novel, short story, etc. If you haven't decided, "Untitled LastName Project" is standard.

Project phase "Outline", "First Draft", "Polish", "Revision", etc.

Units of measure How do you want to measure your progress? "Words", "Pages", "Scenes", etc.

Units complete How many pages, words, etc., have you writen so far? Enter a number only, such as 5, 21, or 11,323.

Total units goal Unfortunately, in order to display a progress bar, you will have to estimate how long the script, novel, or short story will be when you finish it. Yeah, you can't be certain. Just make your best guess, and adjust along the way. Numbers only, here.

Height of progress meter in pixels Allows you to adjust the thickness of your progress meter. I suggest 15. Numbers only, DO NOT include any text such as "px".

Color of progress meter border The border defines the length of the progress bar. It will "fill up" as you update your writing progress. Choose any color that works well with your theme (or not, it's up to you). You may enter any valid CSS Color Value such as #000000, or #0000FF. You can also use any valid CSS Color Name, such as Black, Navy, Pink, or Salmon. Check your theme's style sheet for some ideas.

Color of progress meter bar The actual bar that will measure your progress as it grows to 100%. Same color options as above.

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 6 years ago
Active Installs: 200+


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