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RT Widget Statistics

Displays widget usage statistics accross a multisite network. Helps you track down widget instances and unused widgets.

This plugin adds a network admin options screen that lists all widgets currently configured on any sidebar, on any active blog in the network. It displays the number of widget instances, and their location.

This helps you:

  1. Find unused widgets (will not be listed).
  2. Determine the impact in case a widget needs to be upgraded, removed or reconfigured.

This plugin requires PHP5, and currently does nothing on single-site WordPress installs.

Author Roy Tanck
Contributors roytanck
Tags multisite, statistics, widgets
  1. rt-widget-statistics screenshot 1

    The plugin's admin page

  1. In WordPress, got to "Plugins->Add New".
  2. In the search box, type "RT Widget Statistics".
  3. Find the correct plugin, and click "Install Now".
  4. When the installation has finished, go to the network admin plugins screen and "Network Activate" the plugin.
  5. The statistics can be found in the network admin area, under "Settings".


  • Added support for's Language Packs feature


  • Added Dutch translation


  • Initial release

Why would I use this?

When you're managing a network of WordPress sites, it can be hard to determine whether a widget is used by (m)any of your users. This in turn makes it hard to estimate the impact in case the widget would (need to) be removed.

Also when a plugin is updated, sometimes widgets need to be reconfigured. This plugin can help you find the widget's instances, so you don't have to go through all sites searching for them.

Is this going to slow down my site?

On the front-end, no. On large networks, the admin page will likely be slow, especially on larger networks. Currently the plugin scans a maximum of 9999 sites.

Version 1.2

Requires WordPress version: 4.2 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 06 Dec 2016

Date Added: 05 Jun 2015

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