Display number of people online in an IRC channel in WordPress sidebar

Time for one more WordPress Plugin from me. 😉

I wrote this Plugin some time ago to be used in proto.in but was never got time to release it to the outside world. The code was sitting in my disk for sometime, and the WordPress Plugin competition motivated me to dust of the code, update and release it.

Well WP-IRC Plugin (for lack of a better name 😉 ) can fetch the number of users online in any IRC channel and can be scheduled to auto refresh it every x minutes.

The count thus fetched can be displayed in the sidebar of your blog using a sidebar widget provided by the Plugin.

You can also allow users to subscribe to email alerts like, “alert me after x number of people has come online”.



You can download the Plugin as a zip file from the Plugin’s Homepage.


Please keep the feedback coming and if you want me to add any new features or find a bug, please leave a comment.

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If you have used this Plugin and like it, please vote it at the Plugin Competition Blog to help me win the WordPress Plugin competition.

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  • James says:


    Cool plugin!

    I would like to display the number of current people in a channel on irc but not via a sidebar. I have a specific location I would want to place this value on my wordpress site. Is there a simple shortcode that accomplishes the same? (IE shortcode in a page or post)

    Thanks in advance,


    • Sudar says:

      Right now it is not possible to do it. I am working on creating shortcode and template function. Will let you know once I am done.

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