Do you own a WordPress powered website where multiple authors independently write posts? Are they paid? If the answer is yes, it is likely you are spending a lot of time calculating each editor’s payment every time you have to send them money, and I am quite sure that is a time you deeply hate.
The Post Pay Counter is a plugin expressly created to avoid this kind of waste of time by taking care of the counting and providing you a detailed view of all your editors payments. The administrator of the blog can define the settings the plugin must rely on, having the possibility of customizing almost every tiny step of the post counting.
It is possible to choose the desired type of counting between post words and visits. This first one tells the plugin what should be used to compute the payment, the words the post is made up of, or the visits it gets. Then comes the counting system, which defines how the payment should be calculated: choices are zones system (eg. from 200 to 300 words/visits -> €2.50) and unique payment system (ie. each word/visit is paid the same; eg. each one -> €0.01). These are the basics of the counting process. Images added and comments received may also play a role in getting a higher pay, but that is your decision.
Still looking at the settings page, you can also decide what pages and functions users should be able to see and use and, if you often welcome new people in your team, you may want to test them putting them under a trial period with different settings. Well, you can do that. You can even define different set of settings for different users. This is really useful when there are editors who are more skilled than others and who you therefore want to pay more.
The stats page is what non-admin users are supposed to see and where the counting data is displayed. There is a general view, where all the writers are shown alongside with their written posts and related payment value, and a detailed view, where, selected a single author, all the posts from him are shown with tons of details (images, comments, date, words/visits and much more). At the top of the stats page there are two date fields that allow you to define the time range you want stats for. It is possible to add to the stats even the posts written before the Post Pay Counter was installed by launching a stats update from the “Update stats” box in the options page.
At the bottom of the stats page there is also a box labeled “Overall stats” which shows some interesting information since your blog started. Moreover, every counting table is downloadable as csv file for offline reading or storing.
There are a lot more things to discover which can not be said here due to shortness, but if you will choose to give the plugin a try, you will easily understand how that stuff works, of this I am sure. Should not it, the official page will help you better understand the plugin functionalities, also giving you a little more information about it.
About the Author:
This post was written by Stefano Ottolenghi (also known as TheCrowned or Ste_95), a guy passionate about information technology, coding, and writing.