AS OF MAY 2016, THIS PLUGIN IS NOT BEING MAINTAINED AND WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY FUTURE UPDATES.
CONTACT ME IF YOU’D LIKE TO LIST AN ALTERNATIVE HERE.
Shows word and sentence counts plus a readability analysis of the post
currently being edited using three different readability measurements.
Readability analysis is an attempt to show how difficult a text is to read.
There are several methods of doing readability analysis. The most popular
methods are used here. The Flesch and Flesch-Kincaid methods use formulas based
on the average number of words per sentence and the average number of syllables
per word. The Gunning-Fog method uses a formula based on the average number of
words per sentence and the percentage of “hard” words (words with 3 or more
syllables) in the passage.
Both the Gunning-Fog and the Flesch-Kincaid give a score that is the number of
years of education the reader must have completed to understand the text.
Different types of writing calls for different scores. Technical subjects may
require a higher level of education so a higher Fog or Kincaid score is
acceptable. Informal writing may try for a score in the 7-10 range. The Flesch
score is a percentage. The higher the value, the better the readability.
- Copy fdwordstats.php into wp-content/plugins
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Can I include statistics in my posts?
Yes. See http://flagrantdisregard.com/wordstats/ for more information.
A very useful plugin for the verbose… Readability scoring should be on any content editor’s checklist. Thanks!
Contributors & Developers
“FD Word Statistics Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Moved information into a meta box titled “Writing analysis”
- Requires version 3.0 or higher