U.S. Debt Clock Widget

Description

This plugin creates a widget displaying the most recently available amount of the U.S. National Debt. Data is retrieved from treasury.io and a source link to the original report from the U.S. Treasury can optionally be displayed.

Want to help make this plugin better? Pull requests are welcome.

Screenshots

  • The widget front-end display
  • The widget options configuration display

Installation

  1. Upload the us-debt-clock-widget folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the U.S. Debt Clock Widget plugin through the Plugins menu in the WordPress dashboard
  3. Add the widget to an available widget area and configure the display options

Contributors & Developers

“U.S. Debt Clock Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.3

  • Fix: unfortunate math error that had debt displaying as billions, not trillions, h/t Scott Cooper

1.2

  • Fix: error in get_debt logic that was preventing successful data from being returned
  • Fix: update widget registration to work with recent versions of WordPress
  • Improvement: Update code formatting and escaping to better adhere to WordPress coding standards
  • Improvement: Delete transient when plugin is deactivated

1.1

  • Improvement: Handle invalid data from treasury.io more gracefully

1.0

  • Initial release