I was looking around the other night for a WordPress plugin to display the status of a World of Warcraft realm, but came up empty. This left me very sad, but also gave me a reason to work on a new little project! I decided to create my own WordPress plugin that would provide me with a widget to put in a sidebar, allowing me to display realm status for any US realm.
The plugin is aptly named WoW Realm Status and can be found on the wordpress.org plugin directory, or directly here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wow-realm-status/
It is very simple to use, also. Once you install and activate the plugin, navigate to your widget configuration page and drag + drop the WoW Realm Status #1 widget into one of your sidebars. Then you simply give it a title and fill in which realm you’d like to display the status for. It is as simple as that.
I plan on adding support in the future for displaying the status of multiple realms, I just don’t have the time to finish that at the moment. I’ve also been asked about support for WoW-Europe realms and have decided to shy away from that altogether. WoW-Europe doesn’t use the same kind of mechanism for reporting status as the US realms do, making it a pain to retreive info for them. Maybe sometime in the future when I’m really bored I’ll attempt it, but until then, I’m sorry but you’re out of luck if you want WoW-Europe support.
If you have any comments, questions, concerns, threats, pies, algorithm books, etc. feel free to email them to: onezero DOT ss AT gmail DOT com