Edit April 2016: Glad to see Count Per Day is back in the WordPress repository. Yay! Back in my basket of best plugin goodies.
As you may know, the Count per Day plugin has long been a favourite of mine, offering a very simple, quick idea of the visitors to your site. While in the process of setting up a new blog I was surprised to find it no longer within my WordPress Plugin Favourites, and as it is installed on many sites I run and look after, needed to know why.
According to the developer, Tom Braider’s website:
“The Plugin was deactivated by WordPress because the GeoIP part is not GPL. So i have to delete the countries part to let activate it again.
But i think “who cares the license” and will host the plugin here at my site. Unfortunately one have to download and update manually.”
For my own sites I may be happy to continue using Tom’s plugin, though I am adept with Google Analytics, but would miss that quick look at activity and the gentle introduction provided for website and blog owners who may not want the full-on analytics provided by other options.
Count per Day is a visit Counter, shows reads and visitors per page, visitors today, yesterday, last week, last months and other statistics.
I hope Tom decides to bring his plugin back to the WordPress fold. This does raise another issue for developers like him – why should he? All Tom asks is a postcard from the home towns of people using his work – he has just 28 so far. That is not good enough and I hang my head in shame for not doing this simple thing in return for something I’ve made use of for years now.
We do take plugin developers for granted and we should bring back the “Thank your Coder” day each year, but more on that next week when we’ve done some research.
Count per Day is still available, yes, but you do have to install and update it manually now.
Me, I’m going to update clients and go post that postcard from Maidstone in Kent, UK to Tom.
Note: There was a security vulnerability at the beginning of July which was fixed the same day.