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  • Updated 10/01/2015
  • Created 10/23/2006
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: CensusPlus-v6.3.3_WoD6.2.2 - Toc

About CensusPlus

Special note: delete your old CensusPlus folder before installing the new.. new files and filename changes. read changes for all the changes with this version.

Special note: 2-Sept-2014 Preview images showing new addon UI element changes

Special note: 15-Aug-2014 In preparation for World of Warcraft v6.0 and Warlords of Draenor a major effort has been made to fix localization issues. If you are comfortable translating from English to other Blizzard supported languages please go to and add translations and/or review other translations. Thank you for your help in this endeavor.

You can always find the latest information on the Census mod at:


CensusPlus came about due to requested changes and desired options not present in the original Census UI Mod by Ian Pieragostini.

I spoke with Ian (the original creator of the Census UI mod) and he has lost interest in World of Warcraft modding and encouraged me to modify the Census Mod to my liking. Thus I have done so.

The original Census UI Mod basically took snapshots of your current realm and faction. You could keep this data and combine it with other snapshots to provide greater statistical analysis.

CensusPlus offers many features above and beyond what the original Census UI mod provided. Here follows a list of added features:

  • Abilty to minimize the main census window which provides you the abilty to actually play while a census is being taken
  • Ability to pause and unpause the current census
  • Ability to stop the current census in progress
  • GameTime timestamp added when characters are viewed which will be used by if your data is uploaded

Census information is saved in the Savedvariables folder as CensusPlus.lua this is the file that is uploaded to WarcraftRealms

Installation: Unzip the files into your %World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns directory. It should create a CensusPlus directory with the installed files.

Usage: see changes tab for updated usage... chat window command line options demoted to immediate and temporary. Use the Options frame for all your needs.

/CensusPlus or /Census+ or /Census and following command as shown below:

  • /CensusPlus verbose _ Toggles verbose mode off/on
  • /CensusPlus options _ Brings up the Option window
  • /CensusPlus take _ Start a Census snapshot
  • /CensusPlus stop _ Stop a Census snapshot
  • /CensusPlus prune X _ Prune the database by removing characters not seen in X days on current realm - X defaults to 30 days
  • /CensusPlus serverprune X _ Prune the database by removing all data from servers other than the one you are currently on - X defaults to 0 days.
  • /CensusPlus who name _ Will display info that matches names or guilds.
  • /CensusPlus who unguilded 70 _ Will list unguilded characters of that level.
  • /CensusPlus timer X _ Will set the autocensus timer (in minutes).
  • /CensusPlus me _ Does Census update of player only.. this is done automatically when /CensusPlus take finishes.

You can also invoke the CensusPlus window by clicking on the CensusPlus Button that default to the mini-map but can be moved anywhere. Clicking the right (alternate) button on the mouse will show a drop down option window.

By selecting the Take button from the main census panel, you will initiate a Census snapshot. Depending on the population of your realm and faction, this could take several minutes.

Clicking the Purge button will purge all your collected data from your local Census database.

Clicking the Stop button will stop the current census if one is in progress.

Clicking the Pause button will pause the current census if one is in progress.

Once you have census data locally you can click on Race, Class, or Level icons or bars to bring up more detail on your current realms population.

If you so choose, you can upload your collected census information to Doing so will greatly help in the tracking of your realm and faction's population numbers and statistics. You can create your own login at to keep track of your upload activity, or upload anonymously.

If you have any requests, comments, or suggestions, please post in the forums at

  6.3.3 - 10/01/2015 - Mandatory update to fix the problems I hadn't really fixed because I had spent too much focus on resetting the levels display.. sigh, sorry about that.
- Mouseover and target tagging is now correctly disabled.
- /census me no longer loops forever until the wow client crashes!
This option now shows a chat window message if current character is below the level 20 minimum or runs census on the player character only.

6.3.2 - 0920/2015 Mandatory update for uploading to
 - targeted and mouse over captures of Characters disabled.. Mercenary mode captures false data.
 - Census run tracking via /who now stops at the minimum character level Blizzard returns data  .. level 20
 - levels 1 - 19 no longer displayed.

6.3.1 - 06/22/2015 minor update for new TOC 60200

6.3.0 - 05/26/2015  Forces Database purge on first start.
  - fixes issue on mouse-over/ targeting of opposing faction player who is high enough to not display actual character level
  - the above error would cause uploaded data to not get included into the historical database.
  - reinstates minimal itIT and esES translations.. no one has helped by adding translations via the Curseforge Localization tool.

6.2.2-WoD6.1 - 03/11/2015
  - minor fix to fix the last fix..sigh
  - removed unwanted debug prints
  - reworked Version checking to only force data purges on V.v changes and not V.v.v version patches

 6.2.1-WoD6.1 - 03/09/2015
   - minor fix to re-enable hiding of CensusPlus interface when entering Pet Battle

V6.2.0_WoD6.1 - 02/24/2015
- TOC version update, no other changes available at this time.

6.2.0.c - 02/01/2015
- updated libwho-20.0 and some frFR and zhCN translations

6.2.0.c - 11/1/2014
- re-identified new Oceanic realm server ID's .. local database no longer purged when moving from US to Oceanic realms
- fixed tooltip for STOP button
- no new translations ready for deployment... we still need help with translations.

6.2.0.b - 10/27/2014 - tested on 6.0.3 beta as functional
- Localization variables modified to work with Localization tool at Curseforge.
- LibWho updated to current release  and implementation fixed
- Translators have worked on the following frFR, deDE, ptBR, ruRU
- minimal to no support for esES, esMX, koKR, zhCN, and zhTW until people step up to do translations and reviews.
=== reminder can only accept data in UTF-8 character set.
=== this means Russian, Korean, Chinese & Taiwan data can not be accepted at this time.
 6.2.0 - 10/20/2014  
    CensusPlus zip now contains two addon directories that need to be copied into your /Interface/addons folder
    Be sure to delete first any pre-existing folder and files  as new and renamed files are being used.
        [CensusPlus] is the main folder for CensusPlus
        [ImprovedOptionsFrame] is an optional but highly recommended as it allows you to resize and move the Blizzard Options panel.
    Unzip the files into your %World of Warcraft/Interface/AddOns directory.

- valid for players using Blizzard's US, EU and TW data centers...
Korea and China realms are not currently identified well enough to allow CensusPlus to run.
    - addon graphics completely overhauled.. now allows variable transparency of the addon panels in game.
    - addon options integrated into standard Blizzard options panel.. with major changes in options
        - mouseover tool tips for every option
        - you can now set account wide settings for the addon
        -  you can now set character by character overrides from the account wide settings
        -  chat window command line settings have been demoted to immediate and very temporary option changes that go away on logout or modification via options panel.
        - if you get confused by all the option variations there is a check box at the bottom of the options panel to turn on VERY chatty display of what options are currently valid.
    - three levels of information display normal, verbose and a new stealth mode that suppresses nearly every chat window display
    - census button animation - gives quick glance status of active census snapshots.
    - improved auto-start and delayed-auto census control - 2 part control enable the check box THEN set your time delay,
        auto-start activated when time setting is between 5-15 minutes
        delayed-start for time setting between 16-29 minutes
    - option of 4 different end of census audio notices. none, sound 1, sound 2, sound 3 - 2 part control enable the check box THEN select your sound file number.
        - single default sound file is provided for all 3 slots, user can create their own unique sound snippets.
        Note: blizzard allows playing of .mp3 and .ogg sound file types.
            I recommend the free audio program Audacity available at
             (remember to obey any copyright rules of your country if using and sharing snippets from copyrighted works)
   - Localization... all (I hope) text strings are now modifiable via Localization files.
   Note: due to the major change in Localization most older translations are invalid.
   Help has been and continues to be requested in supplying translations via's addon author support site
   If you can help translate or verify(review) translations please go to


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  • #64

    I would like to suggest that, now that we can right click on the minimap, you add the option to prune to that small list.

    Other than that small gripe, 3.5 is really nice so far.

  • #65

    Something is wrong, I take a census snapshot and though it says it found about 600 players, at graphs I see only 3 players of level 1-6! Am I doing something wrong or is it broken?

  • #66

    If I try to Chatframe:AddMessage(string, r, g, b) a nil but colored string I get this:

    Interface\AddOns\CensusPlus\CensusPlus.lua:233: bad argument #1 to 'find' (string expected, got nil)

    Uncolored nil-Strings are fine.

    You can see the difference by using: DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(x, 0.75, 0.5, 1.0) and DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(x) while x == nil

    I guess your hook should check on nil parts of messages.

    Very nice addon though :)

  • #67

    In addition to now allowing /who commands while a census is running, the other big announcement for this release is that a Spanish Translation has been added for the mod.

  • #68

    @ Thrill - Yes, you could probably work it to utilize the CensusPlus database if you know what you're doing =)

    @ BahamutBBob - Suggestion noted

    @ ggeorgak - Hrm.. did you have anything filters selected? In other words, had you clicked on any races/classes/guild? When you do that, you will effectivly filter the number of characters shown in the graphs.

    @ Thrillseeker - Noted, putting it on my bug list, thank you for pointing it out, sorry for the inconvenience!

  • #69

    How it is possible to scan in chain. I want to have a great census and the time before 2 scan is too low in my right. Where i do modify a file for just wait 10 sec between 2 scan ?

  • #70

    That would be:

    /censusplus timer 1

    That would set the time between Two Scans to 1 minute. You can try

    /censusplus timer 0

    but I don't know if this will work. Not at home at the moment...

  • #59

    Would it be possible for CensusPlus to trap user-created who requests, pause itself, wait 5 seconds, and submit the user's /who? It's pretty annoying to have to open the CensusPlus window just to do a /who. 30 seconds later, it could resume automatically.

  • #58

    i got the newest version and still sometimes get the error

  • #57

    Sorry about that =/

  • #56

    Interface\FrameXML\UIPanelTemplates.lua:7: attempt to index local `frame' (a nil value)

    This error pops up everytime I try to open any trade skill window. First Aid, Enchanting, Alchemy. Tested with multiple characters. Disabled Census and problem went away. Turned back on and was getting errors.

  • #55

    It does :) Only now you can't see if it's taking a census (yeah I know I could scroll up the chat to see if there is a message but I'm just lazy ;) ). Could you maybe put a status icon in the minimap button, to show if it's taking? Because if it is, the /who of course doesn't work, and it shows that I am not bugged, but it's just the census blocking the /who :)

  • #54

    It is now updated for 1.8 and this time it actually does remove the 3 or less messages =x

  • #53

    This addon needs update to patch 1.8. I have got several errors with it.

  • #52

    - The 3 or less system messages should no longer show during a census if verbose mode is off

    no, still doing it, main reason why i end up by removing census after a while =/

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