Micro.blog

amit
amit

I like to remind myself about the number of words that I’ve written on my blog. Well, now I do, through my Archive page. It’s auto-generated, refreshed every time I publish. And if you host with Micro.blog, you can achieve the same with this plugin. It’s basic, but works.

pimoore
pimoore

@amit Oh this is awesome, I was wondering how to achieve this myself! πŸ™

amit
amit

@pimoore Hope it helps you, either as code or as plug-in πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™‚ It's basic for now, but want to extend to for other writing stats too.

Cheri
Cheri

@amit That's neat!

kaa
kaa

@amit that is perfect. Do you mind if I give you some feature requests?

amit
amit

@Cheri Thank you! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™‚

amit
amit

@kaa I won't mind at all. Go ahead. I anyway am planning to add a few other stats and features. So all the help is welcome. (reminds me, I need to add the what's to come in readme) πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™‚

SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@amit Oh that's slick. Nice work! πŸ™Œ

pratik
pratik

@amit oh man, what would Micro.blog do without you? As @kaa said, I might have some feature requests too. You can always ignore the ones you’re not excited by.

amit
amit

@issimonwoods Thank you! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™‚

amit
amit

@pratik Hah! A drop in the.. anyway. Sure, go ahead. Send in the requests. I will keep adding to the list, even if not implemented right away πŸ‘πŸΌβ˜ΊοΈ

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kaa
kaa

@amit In no particular order:

  1. Being able to change the text would be nice.
  2. Would be good to also have the stats of photos, videos, audio files, posts with titles, posts without titles, etc.
  3. Would be nice to display the stats by year. So you know how your blogging output meandered from year to year.
  4. Similarly, add the number of replies you have made.
  5. Being able to put this into a page (rather than as part of a theme). I would want to create a stats page dedicated to the above.
  6. Cherry on the cake would be to have a small graph that shows the number of posts and when they went out, across the last year. Similar to something that is given in Feedbin.
pratik
pratik

@amit Never mind. @kaa just listed mine and more.

manton
manton

@amit This is great! Should I add it to the plug-in directory?

amit
amit

@manton Thank you Manton! Sure, go ahead. Will help more folks to find πŸ‘πŸΌβ˜ΊοΈ

amit
amit

@kaa Great, thank you Khaled. I am already working on a few. I will update as I add them πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š @pratik

pratik
pratik

@amit BTW if I'm using a theme via a plugin, can I still use this?

amit
amit

@pratik Sure, the steps mentioned should work for plugin based themes too (by going to "Design" β†’ "Edit Custom Themes" and click on the theme which would be the plugin).

pratik
pratik

@amit Perfect. Will try it out tomorrow.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@amit Thank you for this.

kaa
kaa

@amit hit me up if you want help laying it all out :). These are the kind of stats that should be baked in really :). Keeps you writing.

amit
amit

@kaa Well, the v2 of the plugin (with what I had initially in mind) is ready. You can check my stats page here. Some final testing and readme in progress :)

canion
canion

@amit This is amazing!

alans
alans

@amit This is great work! Thanks for building and sharing it.

amit
amit

@alans Thank you, Alan. Hope you find it useful! πŸ‘πŸ½

alans
alans

@amit It's great. Since I'm syndicating to micro.blog I can't use it as a plug-in, but I'm learning from your logic how to build a shortcode with the parameters I want to use.