In which I build a quick plugin

WordPress Gunning-Fog Analysis PlugIn

A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to build a WordPress plugin to display a Gunning-Fog analysis on his blog. The math part was pretty easy stuff. I was having a borch of a time getting the plugin to count syllables, so I hunted through Google and found someone else had written a pretty good function to do that. I squished it all together and it seems to be working pretty good.

You can download the plugin here and see it in action here.

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  2. Hey,

    That’s pretty cool. What function did you find for calculating syllables?

    I just wrote a tool that will crawl all of the posts from an RSS feed and show you readability statistics (including Gunning-Fog). You can check it out at

  3. what happened to this plugin? right now a download returns a 404 error. Is it still available anywhere?

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