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List Rank Dashboard Widget


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Displays the rankings of a configurable list of sites in a dashboard widget. Includes a shortcode to display individual rankings in post, pages and sidebar widgets (see FAQ for usage).

Currently the following rankings can be displayed for any number of sites:

Without configuration Google PageRank and Alexa Rank are displayed for the current site.

This plugin requires at least PHP 5.

Please report any issue you have on the support page, so I can at least try to fix it. If you rate this plugin low, please let me know why.

See my other plugins.


  • The Link Rank Dashboard Widget


Using the WordPress dashboard

  1. Login to your weblog
  2. Go to Plugins
  3. Select Add New
  4. Search for List Rank Dashboard Widget
  5. Select Install
  6. Select Install Now
  7. Select Activate Plugin


  1. Download and unzip the plugin
  2. Upload the entire list-rank-dashboard-widget/ directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress


How often are the rankings updated?

Once daily or when visiting the settings.

How can I use the shortcode to display rankings?

The general format is:

[list_rank name=”ranking name” url=”site address”]

Curently available ranking names:

  • GooglePR
  • GoogleBL
  • AlexaRank

The default ranking name is GooglePR and the default url the current page url. Note that ranking names are case sensitive.

If you want to use the shortcode in a sidebar widget, you have to enabled shortcode processing in sidebar widgets using the settings.

Who can use the dashboard widget?

By default users with the capability read (subscribers), but this can be changed with a setting.

Who can configure the dashboard widget?

Users with the capability manage_options (administrators).

How can I change the styling?
  1. Copy wp-list-rank.css to your upload directory to prevent it from being overwritten by an update
  2. Change the style sheet to your wishes
Where can I ask questions, report bugs and request features?

You can write comments on the support page.

Contributors & Developers

“List Rank Dashboard Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Removed Delicious
  • Tested with WordPress 3.3.1


  • Improvement: PHP5 compatibility



  • Bugfix: updated URL to retrieve Google PageRank
  • Improvement: removed Yahoo! rankings, since they are not available anymore
  • Tested with WordPress 3.3


  • Replaced cURL and file_get_contents by wp_remote_get
  • Added Sustainable Plugins Sponsorship Network again
  • Updated Dutch and Flemisch translations (nl_NL/nl_BE)


  • Bugfix for undefined function register_setting


  • Tested with WordPress 3.2
  • Fixed some notices
  • Removed Sustainable Plugins Sponsorship Network


  • Added option for debugging
  • Fixed automatic update (pseudo cron)
  • Tested with WordPress version 3.1 RC 3


  • Fixed automatic update (pseudo cron)
  • Tested with WordPress version 3.1 beta 1


  • Fixed minimum required capability


  • Fetching rankings only when widget open


  • Small bugfixes


  • ‘I have donated’ removes donate link/button


  • Added an option to set minimum required capability to use dashboard widget


  • Removed cache clear when visiting settings


  • Corrected handling of https sites


  • Added Dutch and Flemisch translations (nl_NL/nl_BE)


  • Initial version


  • Development version