Tracking download counts

Today I installed a new plug-in to track downloads from my site.  I realized that while OpenNTF tracks downloads it does not really account for the user base as many users are not really interested in the code but more the function and end up just installing the widget from my site.  So the problem is I can not track how many people have installed the widget!  I scoured the WordPress site (actually it was a single search) and found what appears to be the most popular download counting plug-in – WP-DownloadCounter.  I actually enabled it earlier today and I am surprised I am already getting hits!  Here is a picture of the new widget for the WordPress dashboard:

I like how it makes the download URL’s easy to read.  For instance, the URL to download the Attachment Viewer is very easy to read:

https://blog.balfes.net/?download=Attachment%20Viewer%20Widget

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