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Counting Number of CMS Downloads with beCounted WordPress Plugin

beAutomated CMS Counter stats WordPress PluginI’m often asked which content management system for web publishing I recommend. While I’m clearly biased towards you-know-what, at last there is a WordPress Plugin that can help you show others which one they should consider.

My friends at beAutomated have taken their powerful beCounted WordPress Plugin to new heights with a live stats comparison of how many times the most popular content management system (CMS) and web publishing platforms have been downloaded since you visited the page. Sit there for a minute and the numbers won’t surprise you, or maybe they will.

BeAutomated lists WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, DotNetNuke, CMS Made Simple, Liferay, TYPO3, eZ Publish, Alfresco, Umbraco, MODx, Tiki, SilverStripe, e107, and Knoops and compares their download rate. It’s really fascinating to watch.

If you provide web publishing and WordPress-centric products and services, this could be a great way to promote the popularity of WordPress and help your clients make the decision towards WordPress. At the least, it helps people compare WordPress to other web publishing options.

For people just into numbers, it’s fascinating to see which web publishing platforms are still active and engaged.

What insights do you get from watching that counter?

The numbers are based upon annual published statistics. You can add your own stats to the counter to customize it the WordPress Plugin for your own unique scorecard, real or imagined. They offer a variety of counters to test and get started with including the number of mythological creatures created, Mobile Phone Shipment Stats, PC Shipment Stats, and Animal Kill Counter Stats, with more fun stat examples on the way.

If you have some interesting stat numbers (and their sources) you think would be good ideas for them to add to their WordPress Plugin example page, let me or them know as they are always on the look out for fun ideas and ways to use their popular beCounted WordPress Plugin.

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  1. Posted November 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle,

    Thanks again for the post about beCounted. Sean and I are quite excited about this plugin. We think it’s going to be a lot of fun to see what other stats the WordPress community comes up with. Moreover, as with all of our free plugins, we’re looking forward to hearing what additional features folks would like us to add. 🙂



  2. Posted November 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Permalink


    Thank you for your energetic post! We are delighted to see beCounted put to good use, and we hope it provides valuable insights for your readers with whatever statistical rates they wish to examine or share with others. We look forward to the continual development of this plugin and other useful plugins that we have the opportunity to build and share with the WordPress community.

    Thanks again,
    Sean Conklin

    • Posted November 15, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

      Thank you both for putting together such an exciting WordPress Plugin. It really shows people what WordPress is capable of, and what you guys are capable of, too. Great work!

  3. Posted November 18, 2011 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    What a clever way to bring statistics to life, thanks for drawing my attention to this.

    • Posted November 18, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

      I’ve been playing with this for a customer and we’re having all kinds of fun with a variety of annual stats and figuring out some numbers to represent information they want to show off for their clients. It’s a great tool.

    Posted December 4, 2011 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    Delightful post really like your idea! keep posting the good work

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