Count per Day has long been a favourite of mine, included in the standard plugins for all new sites we build. But, once more, I find the plugin is no longer in the WordPress repository (those plugins you can install directly from your dashboard, approved as meeting WordPress guidelines and requirements). How did I know – Wordfence told me in a scan that I actually paid attention to (that’ll teach me).
The awesome original owner and developer, Tom Braider, no longer owns the plugin – this is now with another business that, at time of writing, is not listing any details on their website. And as the plugin is no longer listed in the WordPress repository, this concerns me. It may well be (and I hope so) that the new owner will set up and make ongoing support obvious, and be welcomed back to the WordPress plugin repository. But for now, my recommendation is to deactivate as a minimum and find an alternative that suits you. This can be:
- review what you actually want to know and consider which of the available options provide this,
- go with Google. You may have avoided this for whatever reason so far, but perhaps the time has come to grasp that nettle/give in/find someone to set this up for you. We’re testing out a few ways to keep this as simple as possible and will report back on that as soon as we can,
- consider alternatives, including:
Some of us have many years of information within the Count per Day data so note what you need from that and then, indeed, deactivate until we know who owns this now. Should things change (and I’ll definitely keep an eye on this), I’ll let you know…
Checking on the Wordfence scan results is important – at least weekly, I suggest, or set Wordfence to email you of any changes. Another blog post to add to the list of writing we must get done for you…