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If you run a Web site that offers social media content as well, you know how critical it is to display subscriber counts to encourage new sign-ups as well as return visits to your site. You also probably know how absurdly messy your pages get to looking once you start adding all of the individual chicklets for every service to your sidebar, footer, and so on.
That’s where this plugin comes in! Rather than having to display a separate counter for your Feedburner subscribers, Twitter followers, and Facebook fans, you can show one count that totals all three! This frees up valuable screen real estate, and since it returns a text value, it’s easily style-able to meld seamlessly with your template.
If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below. We’ll do our best to respond to any issues, and we’d absolutely love to hear any ideas you have for improvements or additional features!
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The included readme.txt file:
=== Total Social Followers === Contributors: element80 Donate link: http://element-80.com/portfolio/plugins/total-social-followers/ Tags: feedburner, twitter, facebook, social, count, subscribers, followers, total Requires at least: 2.0.2 Tested up to: 3.0 Stable tag: 1.0 Displays a total count of all Facebook, Feedburner, and Twitter followers in text format. == Description == It is best practice to display counts of current subscribers to your various social and distribution media, and while all of the popular services offer proprietary counters, having a small army of buttons and counters on your site looks unprofessional, cluttered, and detracts from your design. This plugin solves that problem by drawing from Feedburner, Twitter, and Facebook to calculate a single total count of all your subscribers across those services. Of course, if you don't use all of them, you can simply call just the subscribers of the service(s) you do use without breaking the result. Whatever the total count, the output is a text format number that you can include anywhere on your site with a shortcode. == Installation == 1. Upload the `/total-social-followers/` directory to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory 1. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress 1. Use the following shortcode wherever you would like to display the count:
[total-social-followers facebook="your Facebook username/ID" feedburner="your Feedburner name" twitter="your Twitter username"]For example, if your Facebook page URL was http://www.facebook.com/MyWebSite, your Feedburner URL was http://feeds.feedburner.com/MyWebSiteFeed, and your Twitter URL was http://www.twitter.com/MyTwitter, your shortcode would look like this:
[total-social-followers facebook="MyWebSite" feedburner="MyWebSiteFeed" twitter="MyTwitter"]1. You can also include the count in your template files with the following PHP snippet containing the shortcode: `
<?php echo do_shortcode('[total-social-followers facebook="[...]" feedburner="[...]" twitter="[..]"]'); ?>` == Frequently Asked Questions == Please submit any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org == Changelog == = 1.0 = First stable version.