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Inbox Status


Retrieve information from your email inbox over IMAP, then display information, like your unread email count.


  • Inbox Status — Email Count displays total email and total unread count.




Theme Actions

// Display unread email count in your theme
// Replace 'inbox-unread' with any of the other shortcode values listed above
<?php do_action( 'inbox_status_count', 'inbox-unread' ); ?>


  • Shortcode examples.
  • Add shortcodes to menu items.
  • Unread count in a menu item.
  • Inbox info in a widget.


  1. Search for “Inbox Status” under WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Input your IMAP settings in Settings > Inbox Status


September 3, 2016
Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.also invalid header send
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Contributors & Developers

“Inbox Status” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fix: (Minor) Avoid edge-case error output by typecasting array. Thanks @obo236.


  • Fix: Widget output.


  • Fix: Blank server field when ‘Other’ selected. Thanks for the report @blobaugh.


  • Fix: Resolve fatal error for IMAP notices.


  • Fix: Automatically show advanced options when “Other” email provider is selected.


  • New: Server presets for popular email services: Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, iCloud, and AOL.
  • New: Meaningful notices when setting up the plugin and the IMAP connection.
  • New: Support for Gmail priority inbox, categorized inbox, and stars.
  • Changed: Theme actions changed for forward-compatibility with new shortcodes.
  • Note: Stars display result of is:starred only. Gmail does not appear to allow searches for advanced stars, like is:green-box over IMAP.


  • Initial public release.