This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WordPress Download Counter


Now you too can show the WordPress download counter on your website! This plugin adds a widget to your blog that shows the current download count and even refreshes the count every 15 seconds automatically.


  • PHP 5.2.0 or newer (PHP4 is dead anyway)
  • WordPress 2.8 or newer


  • Example widgets (that's two instances there, the lower one has a custom title) in the default Kubrick theme.


Manual Installation

Extract all files from the ZIP file, making sure to keep the file/folder structure intact, and then upload it to /wp-content/plugins/.

Automated Installation

Visit Plugins -> Add New in your admin area and search for this plugin. Click “Install”.

See Also: “Installing Plugins” article on the WP Codex

Plugin Usage

Visit Appearance -> Widgets and drag the new widget into your sidebar.


It’s not working!

Are you running at least PHP 5.2.0 and WordPress 2.8? You need to be.

Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Download Counter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 1.0.2

  • Send AJAX requests to wp-load.php to minimize code that’s loaded (queries, etc.).

Version 1.0.1

  • Send nocache headers for the AJAX to make sure it doesn’t cache.

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial release!