Author Stats Pro

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Make sure to have a look at our Getting Started guide if you have not already.

About Author Stats Pro

Author Stats Pro is the ultimate tool for tracking author data and analyzing which authors provide the highest return on investment (ROI).


Author Stats Pro leverages your existing WordPress data to show stats. It retrieves comments and word count for every post in order to show total number of posts, total comments, total word count, and average word count for every author.

Unfortunately, WordPress does not store view data for a post, so Author Stats Pro must store this data instead.

For this reason, view data can only begin collection when the plugin is first installed.

Author Stats Pro does store view data, but not all views are counted.  We wanted to make sure that the view data within Author Stats Pro is accurate and can be used to measure ROI.  This is why we only count views that meet these conditions:

  1. The visitor is NOT an Admin. Google Analytics does not account for this.
  2. The visitor is NOT an Editor. Google Analytics does not account for this.
  3. The visitor is NOT¬†the post’s Author.¬†Google Analytics does not account for this.

To make sure our data is as accurate as possible, we performed a basic sanity check against google analytics for a couple of posts on our own blog and here are the results.

Google Analytics
Author Stats Pro

As you can see the views from Google Analytics are 63, but 58 from Author Stats Pro. Almost all view tracking platforms will have different results, but since Author Stats Pro has those extra data checks, the view data will be more accurate.

Author Stats Pro can also calculate the number of social shares for a post. It connects to SharedCount in order to calculate total shares. This feature requires an API key and can be disabled in the Settings screen.

All Author Stats


The All Authors Stats page displays¬†an overview of all the users on your site (except those who cannot create posts). From this page you will be able to see every author’s views, comments, share count, average word count, and¬†total word count. This table is sortable so you can easily see who is the top of each stat.

Single Author Stats


The Single Authors Stats page will give you an overview of all the posts an author has written. From this page you will be able to see which post has the most views, comments, share count, and word count.This table is sortable so you can easily see which post is the top of each stat.

Author Profile Page


We all know that authors would love to see their own stats on your site and we give them this ability.  Authors can now go to their profile page and view all of their stats.



Author Stats Pro has a widget to allow you to show off your best authors.  Here are some of the settings you can configure for the widget.

  • Post Types
  • User Roles
  • Toggle displaying of certain stat
  • Rank Authors
  • Limit the number of authors shown.
  • Date Range
  • Avatar Size
  • Avatar Shape



Author Stats Pro comes with a single shortcode that you can use to display the All Author Stats Page anywhere on your site.

Simply add the code anywhere on your site to show a list of sortable Author Stats.

Filter Data


Author Stats Pro allows you to filter the data returned.  Here are the filter settings available.

  • Date Range
  • Post Type
  • User Role

Filtering by Date Range¬†on the All Author‘s page will not affect share count. This is a limitation with the SharedCount API and we cannot retrieve shares per day.

Filtering by Date Range on the Single Author‘s page will only affect views and comments. Word count¬†and¬†share count are not date dependent and all posts will show regardless of date range.


All data shown in the Author Stats Pro plugin is exportable and compatible with Microsoft Excel.  All filters apply to the exported data, so you can export any filtered data you like.



This is where you will be able to control certain functions of Author Stats Pro.

Shared Count API Key

Add your Shared Count API key to this setting and click test to confirm your connection with their API.

Use Shared Count

Enable this option to use the Share Count API and calculate share count data for every post.

User Role Visibility

This option allows you to enable and disable a user’s ability to see their own stats in their profile¬†by their user role. Disabling Contributor will prevent all Contributors from seeing Author data in My Profile.

Reset View Stats

This option will allow you to purge the database of all views and reset them to zero. Only use this if absolutely necessary.

Change Log

The changelog is a history of updates and changes to the plugin. It will document the features and fixes we've made to the plugin in the newest release so you can prepare when you update. Please backup your site before updating any plugin, theme, or WordPress.

= 2.2.1 = 2021-06-08
* UPDATED: Datepicker & Selectize Libraries
* UPDATED: Compatibility with WordPress 5.7.2

= 2.2.0 = 2020-05-16
* UPDATED: Callback URL for licensing
* UPDATED: Compatibility with WordPress 5.4.1

= 2.1.0 = 2019-09-18
* UPDATED: Compatibility with WordPress 5.2.3

= 2.0.0 = 2015-12-3
* IMPROVED: We now index your content so your stats load even faster
* IMPROVED: Export data now gives you the user ID, username and display name for each row

= 1.1.0 =
* ADDED: User role column in All Authors Stats table
* IMPROVED: Changed the default start date to a year ago from a month ago when filtering stats

= 1.0.2 = 2015-10-27
* FIXED: User roles sometimes were not retrieved properly

= 1.0.1 = 2015-10-23
* FIXED: License Key validation for some sites

= 1.0.0 = 2015-8-20
* Initial Release :)
Doc last modified on October 3, 2016
Product last updated on June 10, 2021