Editor Color on Word Count: WordPress Plugin

If you want more traffic and higher conversions, you should consider long form copy

~ Neil Patel, Quicksprot.com

Number of words plays very important role in search ranking as we have heard multiple times from SEO experts that Google and other search engines love longer and in-depth articles. WordPress page or post editor shows number of words in bottom-left corner of the editor but its not effective.

According to the SerpIQ analysis, here is a graph showing average content length and Google Search Result (SERP) ranking. It clearly shows that one should always go for a longer articles. Quality is the king but quantity also matters.

Graph showing average content length and SERP ranking
Graph showing average content length and SERP ranking

With Editor Color on Word Count WordPress plugin, we have made the WordPress content editor more interactive and full of fun. The complete editor changes color based on number of words written inside the editor. On the plugin’s settings panel, you can set different goals as below,

  • 1 – 100 words – Red color
  • 101 – 300 words – Yellow color
  • 301+ – Green Color

Goal set for 150 words and color auto changed
Goal set for 150 words and color auto changed

The editor changes color as you write which means it will switch to green when you will type the 301′th word on the editor. Isn’t it awesome.

This simple WordPress plugin plays an important role in pushing you to keep writing about the topic or the subject. For longer articles, you can set more goals as well. The dedicated settings page allows you to add unlimited goals and set colors easily using color picker.

There’s 3 ways to install this plugin:

The super easy way

  • In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add
  • Search for Dbox Slider Lite
  • Click to install
  • Activate the plugin
  • A new menu `Dbox Slider Lite` will appear in your Admin

The easy way

  • Download the plugin (.zip file) on the right column of this page
  • In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add
  • Select the tab “Upload”
  • Upload the .zip file you just downloaded
  • Activate the plugin
  • A new menu will appear in your Admin

The old way (FTP)

  • Upload `editor-color-on-word-count` folder to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • A new menu will appear in your Admin

Settings Panel - Define Goals
Settings Panel – Define Goals

Editor showing Green color as crossed 300 words

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