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WoW Realm Status for WordPress

WoW Realm Status Screenshot

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

Major Overhaul!

Hello there everyone.  For the very few people out there who regularly check this web site, you’ll probably have noticed a drastic change to the web site.  Well, here’s the story…

This web site, from its original publish date until March 11th, 2009 used a back-end written entirely by me in PHP, using a flat-file storage system for data.  I had fun over the years adding an RSS feed generator and all the other little gadgets and underlying things that made the site tick.  I never could satisfy my own desire to make the site’s back-end absolutely fantastic though.  I always felt it lacked something, such as a comment system (which I was too lazy to add) or could use major tweaking, etc. in various places.  Well, I don’t really have the time anymore to work on and maintain the back-end so I’ve decided to make the move to WordPress.

I’ve transferred alot of the data from the old site over to the new one, but there still may be some kinks to work out.  If you are browsing around and find something out of place or looking goofy, PLEASE let me know!  I would appreciate it very much.  I am also, as always, very open to feedback or opinions on the new site.  I want my readers to enjoy it and get as much out of it as they can.  If you have an idea or suggestion that would make the site work better for you please speak up and tell me.

Now, enjoy the new site… 🙂

Recent Achievements Update

I’ve updated the recent achievements image script to have another option. You can now choose the width of the image by adding width=<# of pixels> to the URL.

Like so:


the above code produces the following…

Recent Achievements

Hiyas. I recently added a little section to the top of the site listing Slippir’s recent achievements in WoW. I was bored and needed something to work on so I whipped up that little guy. I also added support to have it generate a signature image for use on message-boards and whatnot. Below you’ll find an example of the code to put in your signature on a message board that supports BBCode.


To see what the above code makes: click here.

Of course, fill it in with your own info:

character = your character’s name
realm = your realm
region = us or eu
faction = alliance or horde