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  1. I would very much like to add a progress bar widget to my blog, to record the word count of my current work in progress, but I haven't been able to figure it out. Is this something that is available only on a premium account or WordPress.org? Thanks in advance.

    The blog I need help with is douglasdanieldotcom.wordpress.com.

  2. In your New Post dashboard, at the bottom left corner of the text box, there is a word count. Is that what you needed, or did you mean something else?

  3. Unfortunately, that's not what I'm looking for-- not the word count of a post, but a widget (I assume) that displays the word count of the short story or novel I am currently working on. I have seen these on the pages of some bloggers, but I think it may be something available only to a premium or wordpress.org account; if not, I needed some guidance on how to set up the widget. Thanks.

  4. Sorry, I haven't seen anything like that.

    I don't know how those sort of counters work, but if it involves flash/java, you won't be able to use a widget like that on WordPress.COM. All that kind of coding is stripped out for security concerns.

  5. One option would be to create a custom text sidebar widget, you'd just have to manually update the count.

  6. All auto-updating widgets use code we cannot use here. We bloggers cannot post JavaScript widgets for security reasons. Nor can we post iframe codes for the same reason.
    Limitations here http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/
    WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org Comparison here http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  7. Understood. That's what I suspected. Thank you both for your responses.

  8. You're welcome from me. I just fleshed out what ifmomsaysok shared with you.

  9. You're welcome @neckronn99, and thanks @timethief...

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