WordPress is possibly the most widely used CMS. Counter plugins in WordPress are known to improve and take forward a blog’s quality and creativity of presentation. We have compiled a list of 17 most useful free counter plugins for wordpress with full support provided along with it and future updates to keep up with wordpress.
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1. Free Counter
Free Counter is a free of charge statistic and counter plugin with no external library dependency.
2. Post Pay Counter
The Post Pay Counter plugin allows you to easily calculate and handle authors’ pay on a multi-author blog by computing posts’ remuneration basing on admin defined rules.
Enables you to display how many times a post/page had been viewed.
4. Olevmedia Shortcodes
Olevmedia Shortcodes plugin adds a button to editor, which provides you plenty of handy shortcodes.
5. Thank You Counter Button
This is the visitor’s ‘Thank you’ or ‘I like it’ clicks counter button. Every time a new visitor clicks the “Thank you” button, one point is added to the total “thanks” counter for this post which can be seen at the same button.
6. Simple Download Monitor
Easily manage downloadable files and monitor downloads of your digital files from your WordPress site. You can password protect your downloadable files too.
7. The Countdown
The countdown functionality can easily be added to your site. With counting down and up functionality, gives you a full control to your counter.
8. Easy Timer
Easy Timer allows you to easily insert into posts, pages and widgets of your website an unlimited number of count down/up timers that refresh every second, and the time or date.
9. Blog Stats by W3Counter
Adds W3Counter’s free web stats to your WordPress dashboard, and adds a widget for automatically adding the tracking code to your sidebar.
Visits Post(types) counter. Shown in a sortable column the number of visits on lists of posts, pages and/or custom post types and shortcode.
11. ExtraWatch FREE
Analyze your visitor behavior, optimize website and then increase conversions and sales. Once called the “Swiss Army Knife” for every WordPress website.
12. Counter – Flag Counter
13. Electric Studio Download Counter
View how many people have downloaded what files from your site. Use shortcode or a php function to display amount of times downloaded in the frontend of your site.
A fully customizable fundraising thermometer with PayPal and StayClassy integration and custom skin support.
Advanced Real time Web Stats for your WordPress Blog/Website. Count every viewer and every article pageview for each blog entry.
16. RealTime Visitors Stats and Geolocation
This Widget plugin let you inject MapmyUser.com tracking code into your Blog to enable real-time visitor tracking.
17. Uji Countdown
Uji Countdown allows you to display a countdown on your post or page. The easiest way to place your full customizable HTML5 Countdown Timer.