This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

SETI@Home Stats 1.0.5


This plugin show’s the current SETI@Home statistics for a given account. It is a rewrite of Jason Irwin’s original SETI Stats plug-in to include more data and a widget.


After activating the plugin you can then activate the included widget to display your stats on the sidebar.

The following snippet can be placed anywhere else you want your stats displayed.



  • Go to the “Plugins” main menu and find “SETI@Home Stats Widget”, then click “Deactivate”.
  • Repeat the above step for the “SETI@Home Stats” plugin.
  • Delete the “setihome-stats” directory from your “wp-content/plugins” directory.


  • This screenshot shows SETI@Home Stats running on the Get Some! theme.
  • This screenshot shows SETI@Home Stats running on the New Golden Gray theme.


  • Upload the contents of the zip file to your “wp-content/plugins” directory.
  • Ensure the “setihome-stats” plugin directory has write permissions (used for file cache).
  • Go to the “Plugins” main menu and find “SETI@Home Stats”, then click “Activate”.
  • Go to the “Settings->SETI Options” menu and enter your account ID and refresh interval.


I installed the plugin, but I get a “can’t open file” message. What’s going on?

This is probably because the cache file cannot be created. Ensure the “setihome-stats” plugin directory has write permissions (e.g. chmod 777).

Contributors & Developers

“SETI@Home Stats 1.0.5” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


  • 0.1 – Initial Release (03/21/07)
  • 0.2 – Added Caching Support (03/22/07)
  • 1.0 – Changed the source of the data, added new fields and added a widget. (28 OCT 2008)
  • 1.0.1 – Fixed some path issues and added i18n support. (03 NOV 2008)
  • 1.0.2 – Fixed the bug associated with deleting the cache contents if the SETI site is down longer than the refresh interval.
  • 1.0.3 – Changed all URL’s to reflect the new port number 8080.
  • 1.0.4 – Changed all URL’s back to default port (25 May 2009).
  • 1.0.5 – Changed ‘admin_head’ to ‘admin_menu’ in the add_action() call in setistats.php. Verified compatability with WordPress 3.0.1. (15 Aug 2010).