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IceStats – A WordPress Plugin For IceCast

After finding a shortage of good plug-ins to display the status of my IceCast stream, I decided to develop my own and learn a thing or two about WordPress plug-in development at the same time. You can see it in action on my homepage in the sidebar under the heading “Now Streaming”.

The IceStats plug-in checks the status of the IceCast server, and if it is online it will display the current artist, song title and a link to the stream.

After activation the plug-in will show up in your widget’s menu, and all of the plug-in’s settings can be managed in the menu located at Settings -> IceStats.

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