WP Plugins and Widgets For Wordpress 2.1+

WP Pingdom Widget & Plugin

May 24th, 2007 by Elliott Back


What is WP Pingdom?

WP Pingdom brings the power of Pingdom’s automatic site monitoring to your Wordpress blog, allowing you to include your uptime statistics on your blog in textual or graphical form. The remote calls to Pingdom and the graph image are cached, so the Widget should not affect your site’s performance.


  1. Your Pingdom username, password, and api-key
  2. Wordpress 2.1+
  3. PHP-soap extension
  4. PHP 5.0+


You can download the latest version of WP-Pingdom from the official Wordpress Extend repository page: pingdom.zip.


  1. Download the plugin and unzip it.
  2. Copy the pingdom folder to wp-content/plugins
  3. Make sure wp-content/cache is writable (777)
  4. Add define (‘ENABLE_CACHE’, true); to your wp-config.php file
  5. Activate the plugin and drag into your Widgetized sidebar
  6. Fill in your personalized information and hit save.

Should you encounter any issues using this widget, please leave a comment. Likewise for improvements, outcry, and other commentary you might have.

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11 Responses to “WP Pingdom Widget & Plugin”

  1. Geert says:

    The plugin doesn’t work with version 2.8.4. Would be great if you could update the pluging


  2. unknow says:

    a option to show only in admin pages (e.g. dashboard)

  3. Paul says:

    This plugin does not seem to work with 2.8.4. Is there any plan to update this plugin so that it will be compatible?


  4. Dixie Vogel says:

    Any plans to update this to be compatable with 2.8? As I understand it, the WP object caching system has changed. Thanks!

  5. moserw says:

    Looks interesting and something I have been looking for. Thanks for sharing. Shall try it out and see if it fits my bill. Much appreciate your sharing…

  6. Mike says:

    Just what I need, thank you so much it works great.

    PS Much easier than the other plugin;-)


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  8. Elliott Back says:

    The plugin isn’t important, but it’s an easy way to visual data from the Pingdom service. If you use Pingdom and Wordpress, you should be using this plugin!

    For those not in the know, Pingdom is a server uptime monitoring service. They make an HTTP GET (and other kinds too) request to pages you specify from a few server around the world and measure responsiveness, or downtime.

  9. Cody Sortore says:

    So does this track uptime according to server uptime, or does it include time that the blog is down because of updates or what? I’m somewhat confused as to the importance of this plugin as well.

  10. Andre says:

    Just more eye candy but nothing that I view has having any real substance.It does not add anything of value to the blog if you ask me.

  11. Matt says:

    I’ve been waiting for this since they went live. Thanks.

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