Update: New release! The Scribometer now supports multiple widgets in the sidebar. Track multiple works in progress. Requires WP 2.8 or higher.

Now available from the WordPress plugin repository or through your Plugins panel, Dave’s Whizmatronic Widgulating Calibrational Scribometer is a WordPress widget that tracks your progress toward a goal. No coding necessary — simply update the progress meter from the widget control panel in the WordPress Admin area. You can customize much of the look of the Scribometer progress meter with widget options. Further customization is possible if you know a bit of CSS, but it’s not required.

Download Dave’s Whizmatronic Widgulating Calibrational Scribometer now!


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  1. Hey – I’m just wondering if you’re planning to update to accommodate users with newer versions of WP. I’m using 3.2.1 and would LOVE to use this plug-in, but I fear the repercussions of incompatibility…



    1. I’m using 3.2.1 on my own blog and it’s working fine. I’m guessing I need to update the documentation — thanks for the prompt. If you run into any trouble, let me know!


  2. Heya David, I am using the scribometer (which is fab); I am left wondering two things, 1) Do you know if there are scribometers that’s usable on pages/posts?
    2) I’ve had a few wordpress.com blogger friends ask where I got the scribometer, I have directed them to you but am unsure if it is useable on their blogs.

    I would be grateful if you could provide an answer or suggestions.


    1. Happy to hear you are enjoying the scribometer. I’m afraid I’m not going to be much help with your question. 1. I have seen another plugin that you can use in pages/posts, but it was a long time ago. Search the WP plugin directory and you might find something. 2. My understanding is that WP.com limits the kinds of plugins available for security/support reasons. I suppose they could put in a request with WP, but I have no control over what they allow. If you learn anything more, please share with us!


      1. Well, it was worth a shot :) Thank you for responding; if I find out anything I’ll pop by.

  3. […] in June. I’ve added a nifty lit­tle word-count wid­get so you can see my progress. Big thanks to Dave’s Whiz­ma­tronic Widgu­lat­ing Cal­i­bra­tional Scri­bome­ter. Its a won­der­ful Word­Press plugin. […]


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