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Simple Feed Stats

Tracks your feeds and displays your feed count via shortcode.


  • Tweaked some styles on the settings page
  • Bug fix: apostrophes getting slashed in style setting
  • Updated plugin author URL
  • Changed stable tag from trunk to latest version
  • Refactored add_sfs_links() function
  • Updated URL for rate this plugin links
  • Added » to home link on plugins page
  • Removed styles for abbr on settings page
  • Tested on WordPress version 4.7 (beta)


  • Streamlined and optimized the plugin settings page
  • Improved logic of sfs_cache_data() function
  • Replaced _e() with esc_html_e() or esc_attr_e()
  • Replaced __() with esc_html__() or esc_attr__()
  • Added more user agents to the list of ignored bots
  • Improved logic of sfs_count_badge() function
  • Added plugin icons and larger banner image
  • Changed text-domain from "sfs" to "simple-feed-stats"
  • Removed local translations in favor of GlotPress
  • Improved translation support
  • Generated new translation template
  • Tested on WordPress 4.6


  • Modified CSS to make more specific in Dashboard Widget
  • Now using wp-load.php to call WP in tracker.php
  • Renamed "Your Info / More Info" to "Your Feed Information"
  • Changed "Number of results" setting input to number type
  • Swapped "Your Feed Information" with "Shortcodes" section
  • Improved "Shortcodes & Template Tags" information
  • Added sfs_cron_three_minutes() for internal use
  • Defined default tracking value in tracker.php
  • Placed relative path as parameter into plugins_url() funtions
  • Replaced one instance of admin_url() with get_admin_url()
  • Streamlined badge functions
  • Streamlined badge default styles
  • Added box-sizing property to badge styles
  • Replaced icon with retina version
  • Added screenshot to readme/docs
  • Added retina version of banner
  • Reorganized and refreshed readme.txt
  • General code cleanup and organization
  • Updated sfs.pot translation template
  • Tested on WordPress version 4.5 beta


  • Admin notices now are dismissible
  • Added sfs_clear_cache() function
  • Added sfs_reset_stats() function
  • Improved functionality of clear cache feature
  • Improved functionality of reset stats feature
  • Refined functionality of plugin settings page
  • Updated some text in the plugin settings popup tips
  • Refined the Subscriber Count panels in the plugin settings
  • Removed unnecessary global variables from sfs_create_table()
  • Added setting to enable shortcodes in widgets
  • Change default stat value from "n/a" to "0"
  • Added tip to total subscriber count panel
  • Updated heading hierarchy in plugin settings
  • Updated minimum version requirement
  • Updated translation template file
  • Tested on WordPress 4.4 beta


  • Tested on WordPress 4.3
  • Updated minimum version requirement


  • Tested with WP 4.2 + 4.3 (alpha)
  • Changed a few "http" links to "https"
  • Update: fixed stats for https sites
  • Update: fixed multisite stats


  • Tested with latest version of WP (4.1)
  • Increased minimum version to WP 3.8
  • Added $sfs_wp_vers for version check
  • Streamline/fine-tune plugin code
  • Added Text Domain and Domain Path to file header
  • Added alert panel in plugin setttings
  • Replaced FILE with page slug for settings URL
  • Added UTF-8 as default for get_option() in htmlspecialchars()
  • Plugin now removes scheduled cron event on uninstall
  • Now scheduling cron event only on plugin activation
  • Replaced default .mo/.po templates with .pot template


  • Tested on latest version of WordPress (4.0)
  • Increased min-version requirement to WP 3.7
  • Replaced 'UTF-8' with get_option('blog_charset') in sfs_clean()
  • Added option to ignore the most common bots (googlebot, bingbot, et al)
  • Updated i18n mo/po templates


  • Summary: revamped plugin to make better use of the WP API
  • Improved logic for sfs_create_table for better performance
  • Bugfix: removed mysql_real_escape_string from sfs_clean
  • Added is_feed to simple_feed_stats, now hooks at wp
  • Improved localization support, added mo/po templates
  • Rewrote all database calls to use the WP API
  • sfs_require_wp_version only runs on plugin activation
  • sfs_feed_tracking improved logic, refined code
  • Rewrote tracker.php with cleaner code, improved security
  • Replaced default/PHP time/date with WP defaults
  • Completely revamped plugin settings page for latest WP
  • Added some missing transients to uninstall.php
  • Improved default, custom, alt, and open tracking methods
  • Updated feed-tracking XML for Alt Tracking method
  • Replaced word "Custom" for "Open" when displaying stats
  • Removed Firefox-specific conditional tracking
  • Dropped support for WP-deprecated comments RDF feed
  • Dropped support for WP-deprecated RSS1 (RSS) feeds
  • Updated Dashboard widget styles
  • General code check and clean
  • Extensive testing on default WP install


  • Tested plugin with latest version of WordPress (3.8)
  • Added trailing slash to load_plugin_textdomain()
  • Fixed 3 incorrect _e() tags in core file


  • Added uninstall.php file
  • Added "rate this plugin" links
  • Improved "Overview" panel
  • Added line to prevent direct loading of the script
  • Add i18n support
  • Improved database setup: TIMESTAMP(8) to TIMESTAMP
  • Removed closing ?> from simple-feed-stats.php
  • Added "strict reporting" option
  • Made some improvements to the settings page
  • Replace $options with $sfs_options
  • Added custom key/value parameter for "custom" or "alt" tracking methods
  • Fixed filtering of "Feed Statistics"
  • Fixed some PHP notices
  • Cleaned up simple_feed_stats function
  • Cleaned up tracker.php file
  • Deprecated $feed_rss default tracking
  • Improved sanitization of POST vars
  • General code cleanup and maintenance
  • Tested plugin with latest version of WordPress (3.7)


  • Improved localization support
  • Resolved numerous PHP Warnings
  • Replaced deprecated WP functions
  • Added additional info to readme.txt
  • Removed filter_cron_schedules()
  • Added cleanup of scheduled chron jobs upon deactivation
  • Tightened security of tracker file
  • Added default timezone (UTC)
  • Overview and Updates admin panels toggled open by default
  • General code check n clean


  • Implemented WP Cron to improve caching
  • Updated database queries according to new protocols
  • Added margins to submit buttons (now required as WP 3.5)
  • Added sfs_display_total_count() template tag for "all-time" stats
  • Renamed external file used for current info and news
  • Added shortcode to display daily RSS2 stats: [sfs_rss2_count]
  • Added shortcode to display daily Comment stats: [sfs_comments_count]
  • Renamed "truncate" function to "sfs_truncate"
  • Disabled tracking for RSS feeds, which auto-redirect to RSS2
  • Fixed bug causing occasional display of "0" for feed count


  • Added MultiSite compatibility


  • Renamed the wp-version check function to prefix with "sfs_"
  • Added easyTooltip jQuery plugin
  • Fixed toggle panels


  • Fixed some PHP warnings and notices for undefined index and variables


  • Added option to filter by referrer


  • Initial plugin release

Requires: 4.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Active Installs: 3,000+


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