Wordbar creates a simple wordcounter / progress bar as a Widget on your WordPress blog.
The widget counts all the words in all the published posts in your Posts table. It then outputs either a progress bar, or a box with the total word count across your blog.
Useful for contests like NaNoWriMo, or just for showing off how much you’ve written and published.
- Unzip and upload the
wordbarfolder to your
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Edit your Widgets, drag in a new Wordbar Widget
- (Optional) Configure the widget with a custom title and wordcount target
Is this cross-browser compatible?
How often does it update?
Every time the widget is rendered it gets the total from the WordPress database from scratch.
What if I only want to list posts with a particular category, or tag?
The code for the plugin itself can be edited. There is only one
$wpdb call in the
wordbar_render function, and it can be edited to bring back posts in any combination.
Contributors & Developers
“WordBar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.
- First version