Online Readers – Show current number of visitors

Online Readers - Show current number of visitors

What’s this?

It’s a plugin which shows real time information how many users are currently reading certain posts/pages. Cool gadget to make your site more unique, right? Take a look at following examples:

Online Readers - Show current number of visitors

No coding required!

Online Readers plugin has built-in wizard (see below) thanks which you will be able to configure appearance without touching single line of code. If you are developer you can use shortcodes and exposed PHP functions to place counter directly into your theme files.

Online Readers - Show current number of visitors

What you can configure?

  • select counter location
    choose predefined options from configuration page (“after title”, “before content” and other), or use more sophisticated techniques like placing shortcode in single posts or inserting PHP code directly to your template

  • define places where it should be visible
    post, page, category, and other custom taxonomies – Online Readers knows how to handle them all.
  • define what to display
    use singular and plural form to show information in particular languages – there is support for WPML/qTranslate multilanguage plugins.
  • make it more beautiful
    center, bold, make it bigger, more transparent… there are plenty of options. Thanks inline styles and class name field you can develop counter however you want.


Don’t hesitate to install Online Readers. Feel free to e-mail me in case of any questions. If you need programmer hand to make it work or speed up WordPress, contact me too.

Date: July 13, 2015