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Get feedburner count using get_transient and wp_remote_get

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Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will get your feedburner subscriber count using get_transient and wp_remote_get. Add the second snippet to your wordpres theme in the location you wish to display the RSS feed subscriber count.

snippet :  PHPcopy
function feed_subscribers(){
        $feed_url = 'http://feeds.feedburner.com/yourname';
        $count = get_transient('feed_count');
        if ($count != false) return $count;
	$count = 0;
        $data  = wp_remote_get('http://feedburner.google.com/api/awareness/1.0/GetFeedData?uri='.$feed_url.'');
   if (is_wp_error($data)) {
        return 'error';
	$body = wp_remote_retrieve_body($data);
	$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($body);
	$status = $xml->attributes();
	if ($status == 'ok') {
		$count = $xml->feed->entry->attributes()->circulation;
	} else {
		$count = 300; // fallback number
	set_transient('feed_count', $count, 60*60*24); // 24 hour cache
	echo $count;
snippet :  PHPcopy
<? feed_subscribers(); ?>

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  • http://www.heptasarim.com Gökay

    I think the second should be as  In that state the snippet doesn’t show anything. Well, in correct state the snippet do count much more than normal count.

  • http://www.heptasarim.com Gökay

    should be added echo into the second snippet :)

    • http://wpsnipp.com Kevin Chard

      just add the second snippet in the location you wish to display the feed count.

  • Justin

    I’m getting this error “SimpleXMLElement::__construct() [simplexmlelement.–construct]: Entity: line 2: parser error : AttValue: ”

    It was working fine but recently it’s throwing up these errors. Any idea?