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Heres a tiny plugin that will show the total number of spams caught by askismet since your very first post. You can include it anywhere in your template.


  • go to the Plugins main menu and find SpamCount, then click Deactivate
  • delete the files from your wp-content/plugins directory


  1. upload the contents of the zip file to your wp-content/plugins directory
  2. go to the Plugins main menu and find SpamCount, then click Activate


if (function_exists(spamcount)) { spamcount(); }

Default output will look like:

10253 Spams caught since Jun 2006

To show just the number use:

if (function_exists(spamcount)) { spamcount(number); }

And to have custom text use:

if (function_exists(spamcount)) { spamcount($text = ‘somecustomtext’); }

Which would show as:

10253 somecustomtext Jun 2006

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  • tested and working 100% wordpress 3.0


  • Added some switches
  • Added error checking


  • First release