a very basic WordPress Plugin
We are thrilled to introduce a product of our internal development at Ciberforma: the Post Stats by Month plugin. Initially developed to assist with our in-house content management needs, we found this tool so valuable that we decided to share it freely with the WordPress community.
Post Stats by Month is a very simple, yet powerful tool that gives you an overview of your content activity. It displays the number of posts you’ve published and updated each month in an easily digestible table format.
Why Use Post Stats by Month?
As a company that relies heavily on content creation, we realized the importance of understanding our content dynamics. Without a clear snapshot of our publishing frequency and update cycle, it was hard to measure our performance and plan our future strategy.
Post Stats by Month solves this problem by providing a bird’s eye view of your content updates. This simple overview allows you to maintain a consistent publishing schedule and make data-driven decisions about your content strategy.
A Word of Caution
Before proceeding, we want to emphasize that Post Stats by Month is a basic plugin. It was created for internal use at Ciberforma and while it works well for our needs, it may not have all the features that come with more complex, commercial plugins. However, we believe in its value and we’re excited to share it with you.
How to Install Post Stats by Month?
- Download the plugin ZIP file.
- Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
- Navigate to “Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin”.
- Choose the downloaded ZIP file and click “Install Now”.
- After the plugin has been installed, click “Activate Plugin”.
How to Use Post Stats by Month?
Using the plugin is as simple as adding a shortcode to your posts or pages. Here’s how:
- Navigate to the page or post where you want to display the stats.
- Add a new block and select “Shortcode”.
- Inside the shortcode block, type [monthly_post_data].
- Save or update your post/page. You’ll now see a table displaying the monthly stats of posts published and updated.
Remember, this table dynamically updates to reflect your blog’s activity, ensuring that it’s always current.
The next table shows you how this plugin works on the blog “Ciberforma”.
|Month and Year||Number of Posts Published||Number of Posts Updated|
We’re delighted to make this tool available to the wider WordPress community, and we hope you find it as valuable as we do. We welcome any feedback or suggestions you might have to enhance its functionality.