- Release Date
- September 18th, 2012
What It Is
beeminder-ping is a super simple plugin to ping Beeminder whenever a post is
published on a WordPress blog. It can do the following:
- Send a single value (1) to a goal – Use this if you have a goal such as "post 5 times a week"
- Send the word count to a goal – Use this for goals like "write 1,000 words a week.
That's pretty much all there is to it. You can see it in action on my goals page.
Installation & Setup
beeminder-ping should work out of the box on any host with PHP 5.3 or
higher. You'll also need the cUrl extension for PHP installed (which most hosts
Once the plugin is installed and activated, head over to "Beeminder Ping" in the WordPress settings menu. You'll need to enter your username and Beeminder auth token before you can do anything fun. You can obtain your auth token by logging in to Beeminder and visiting the following url:
After setting your credentials, you can set up two separate actions: one for pinging Beeminder, and one for sending a word count.
Note: The word count may not be 100% accurate, but it should be close enough for most people.
Beeminder is pretty neat. You should use it :)