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Word-Char Counter


Word-char Counter counts the no of characters and letters in the newly added post and display it in the front end.

Major features in Word-char Counter include

Automatically checks newly added posts.

Each post has a status bar.

User can choose the place of status bar.

PS You’ll need an API key to use it. Keys are free for personal blogs; paid subscriptions are available for businesses and commercial sites.


Upload the Word-char Counter plugin to your blog, Activate it, then enter your API key, And place the widget box named My Widget into your widget area.

1, 2, 3 You’re done!


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Removed dependency on PHP’s fsockopen function Fix spamham reports to work when reported outside of the WP dashboard, e.g., from Notifications or the WP app Remove jQuery dependency for comment form JavaScript Remove unnecessary data from some Akismet comment meta Suspended keys will now result in all comments being put in moderation, not spam.


Move Akismet to Settings menu Drop Akismet Stats menu Add stats snapshot to Akismet settings Add Akismet subscription details and status to Akismet settings Add contextual help for each page Improve Akismet setup to use Jetpack to automate plugin setup Fix Check for Spam to use AJAX to avoid page timing out Fix Akismet settings page to be responsive Drop legacy code Tidy up CSS and Javascript Replace the old discard setting with a new discard pervasive spam feature.


Add ajax paging to the check for spam button to handle large volumes of comments Optimize javascript and add localization support
Fix bug in link to spam comments from right now dashboard widget Fix bug with deleting old comments to avoid timeouts dealing with large volumes of comments Include X-Pingback-Forwarded-For header in outbound WordPress pingback verifications Add pre-check for pingbacks, to stop spam before an outbound verification request is made


Update ‘Already have a key’ link to redirect page rather than depend on javascript Fix some non-translatable strings to be translatable Update Activation banner in plugins page to redirect user to Akismet config page


Simplify the activation process for new users Remove the reporter_ip parameter Minor preventative security improvements


FireFox Stats iframe preview bug Fix mshots preview when using https Add .htaccess to block direct access to files Prevent some PHP notices Fix Check For Spam return location when referrer is empty Fix Settings links for network admins Fix prepare() warnings in WP 3.5


Prevent retry scheduling problems on sites where wp_cron is misbehaving Preload mshot previews Modernize the widget code Fix a bug where comments were not held for moderation during an error condition Improve the UX and display when comments are temporarily held due to an error Make the Check For Spam button force a retry when comments are held due to an error Handle errors caused by an invalid key Don’t retry comments that are too old Improve error messages when verifying an API key


Add nonce check for comment author URL remove action Fix the settings link


Limit Akismet CSS and Javascript loading in wp-admin to just the pages that need it Added author URL quick removal functionality Added mShot preview on Author URL hover Added empty index.php to prevent directory listing Move wp-admin menu items under Jetpack, if it is installed Purge old Akismet comment meta data, default of 15 days


Specify the license is GPL v2 or later Fix a bug that could result in orphaned commentmeta entries Include hotfix for WordPress 3.0.5 filter issue


Properly format the comment count for author counts Look for super admins on multisite installs when looking up user roles Increase the HTTP request timeout Removed padding for author approved count Fix typo in function name Set Akismet stats iframe height to fixed 2500px. Better to have one tall scroll bar than two side by side.


Fix a bug that caused the Auto delete option to fail to discard comments correctly Remove the comment nonce form field from the ‘Akismet Configuration’ page in favor of using a filter, akismet_comment_nonce Fixed padding bug in author column of posts screen Added margin-top to cleared by … badges on dashboard Fix possible error when calling akismet_cron_recheck() Fix more PHP warnings Clean up XHTML warnings for comment nonce Fix for possible condition where scheduled comment re-checks could get stuck Clean up the comment meta details after deleting a comment Only show the status badge if the comment status has been changed by someonesomething other than Akismet Show a ‘History’ link in the row-actions Translation fixes Reduced font-size on author name Moved flagged by… notification to top right corner of comment container and removed heavy styling Hid flagged by… notification while on dashboard


Track comment actions under ‘Akismet Status’ on the edit comment screen Fix a few remaining deprecated function calls ( props Mike Glendinning )
Use HTTPS for the stats IFRAME when wp-admin is using HTTPS Use the WordPress HTTP class if available Move the admin UI code to a separate file, only loaded when needed Add cron retry feature, to replace the old connectivity check Display Akismet status badge beside each comment Record history for each comment, and display it on the edit page Record the complete comment as originally submitted in comment_meta, to use when reporting spam and ham Highlight links in comment content New option, Show the number of comments you’ve approved beside each comment author. New option, Use a nonce on the comment form.


Spell out that the license is GPLv2 Fix PHP warnings Fix WordPress deprecated function calls Fire the delete_comment action when deleting comments Move code specific for older WP versions to legacy.php General code clean up


Fix Are you sure nonce message on config screen in WPMU Fix XHTML compliance issue in sidebar widget Change author link; remove some old references to accounts Localize the widget title (core ticket #13879)


Eliminate a potential conflict with some plugins that may cause spurious reports


Fix bug in initial comment check for ipv6 addresses Report comments as ham when they are moved from spam to moderation Report comments as ham when clicking undo after spam Use transition_comment_status action when available instead of older actions for spamham submissions Better diagnostic messages when PHP network functions are unavailable Better handling of comments by logged-in users


Add a new AKISMET_VERSION constant Reduce the possibility of over-counting spam when another spam filter plugin is in use Disable the connectivity check when the API key is hard-coded for WPMU


Fix a global warning introduced in 2.2.5 Add changelog and additional readme.txt tags Fix an array conversion warning in some versions of PHP Support a new WPCOM_API_KEY constant for easier use with WordPress MU


Include a new Server Connectivity diagnostic check, to detect problems caused by firewalls


Fixed a key problem affecting the stats feature in WordPress MU Provide additional blog information in Akismet API calls