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Feedburner RSS Subscriber Count: How To Display It In Plain Text

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If you made your blog setup the right way, there is a good chance you are using Feedburner for your RSS Feed.

Feedburner allows you to display your RSS subscriber count through the use of a chicklet. However, if you want to better integrate your RSS subscriber count in your website design, you might want to display it in plain text.

To display your Feedburner RSS subscriber’s count in plain text on your WordPress blog, you just need to paste the following code in the desired place of your theme (for example sidebar.php).

<?php
$fburl="https://feedburner.google.com/api/awareness/1.0/GetFeedData?uri=YourURL";
$ch = curl_init();
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $fburl);
$stored = curl_exec($ch);
curl_close($ch);
$grid = new SimpleXMLElement($stored);
$rsscount = $grid->feed->entry['circulation'];
echo $rsscount;
?>

For this code to work, don’t forget to replace YourURL with your own Feedburner nice-name.

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