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This plugin enables you to have an overview over the amount of words you’re reading on someones blog. It’s a simple, Drag n’ Droppable, easy to install little box with following fields:

  1. words (words you actually selected)
  2. amount last words
  3. time needed (the amount of time needed to read)
  4. words per second
  5. average words per second

to change it’s position at start: edit wordcount.css

-top: 50px; -right:5px;

thanks a lot to Peter-Paul Koch for the Drag-Drop script!

that’s it – enjoy!


  • WordCount in action


  1. Upload the WordCount-files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Should work with most themes, as long as wp_footer for hooking exists, that’s all!

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