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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Word Statistics (readability) Plugin

Filed under: — Carthik @ 6:06 am

John has released a plugin that measures the readability of your posts.

The wordstats plugin measures and makes available Readabilty indices for the articles you publish using WordPress, so you know how easy or difficult it may be for readers to understand your posts.

It also provides a count of the number of words and sentences in the article, and thus supercedes the word count plugins.

(via hackers)


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  3. It would be interesting to compare the readability of posts versus that of comments. :)

    Comment by Matt — 9/1/2004 @ 4:06 pm

  4. Matt, I guess even first graders can understand the simple one liner comments that most of the blogs have, usually.
    It is interesting to me that the plugin, like it’s MT counterpart, computes the “difficulty” of a word by counting off the number of syllables in that word. So according to the plugin, posts with “ken”, or “ersatz” in them make for easier reading than ones with “september” or “president” :)

    Comment by Carthik — 9/1/2004 @ 7:26 pm

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