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Simple Feed Stats

Simple Feed Stats makes it easy to track your feeds, add custom content, and display your feed statistics on your site.

Upload the /simple-feed-stats/ directory to your /plugins/ folder and activate in the WP Admin. Then visit the Simple Feed Stats Settings page to view your stats, customize options, grab shortcodes, and more. Everything works automatically out of the box, with plenty of tools and options to customize and manage your feed stats.

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Shortcodes

Display feed count as plain-text number:

[sfs_subscriber_count]

Display feed stats with a FeedBurner-style badge:

[sfs_count_badge]

Display RSS2 stats in plain-text:

[sfs_rss2_count]

Display Comment stats in plain-text:

[sfs_comments_count]

See the plugin settings page for more infos.

Template Tags

Display daily stats as plain-text number:

<?php if(function_exists('sfs_display_subscriber_count')) sfs_display_subscriber_count(); ?>

Display daily stats as a nice FeedBurner-style badge:

<?php if(function_exists('sfs_display_count_badge')) sfs_display_count_badge(); ?>

Display total stats as plain-text:

<?php if(function_exists('sfs_display_total_count')) sfs_display_total_count(); ?>

Testing

To verify that the plugin is working properly, do the following:

  1. Visit the "Your Info / More Info" panel in the plugin's settings
  2. Click on each of "Your feed URLs" and refresh the settings page
  3. In the "Tools and Options" panel, click "clear cache"
  4. Refresh the settings page

After performing these steps, your "Current Feed Stats" and "Total Feed Stats" should both display some numbers, based on the feed URLs that you clicked in step 2. This means that the plugin is working using its default settings. Similar testing should be done for other feed-tracking options. Note that not all tracking methods (or browsers/devices) work for all types of feeds; for example, the "Alt Tracking" method is required to record hits for RDF feeds.

Notes

To update your feed stats at any time (without waiting for the automatic 12-hour interval), click the "clear cache" link in the "Tools and Options" settings panel.

Also, this plugin uses WP Cron functionality to store feed data. Unfortunately, not all hosts/servers support WP Cron (e.g., Media Temple dv servers). If this is the case with your server, the total number of subscribers will not change from day to day. Fortunately there are a couple of workarounds/solutions:

  • Click the "Clear cache" button (located in the plugin settings) once or twice per day
  • Use a free cron service to request manually wp-cron.php once or twice per day

See the plugin settings page for more infos.

Requires: 3.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.3
Last Updated: 2015-5-8
Active Installs: 2,000+

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