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Post Views Counter

Post Views Counter allows you to display how many times a post, page or custom post type had been viewed in a simple, fast and reliable way.

Post Views Counter allows you to display how many times a post, page or custom post type had been viewed with this simple, fast and easy to use plugin.

For more information, check out plugin page at dFactory or plugin support forum.

Features include:

  • Option to select post types for which post views will be counted and displayed.
  • 3 methods of collecting post views data: PHP, Javascript or REST API for greater flexibility
  • Possibility to manually set views count for each post
  • Dashboard post views stats widget
  • Capability to query posts according to its views count
  • Custom REST API endpoints
  • Option to set counts interval
  • Excluding counts from visitors: bots, logged in users, selected user roles
  • Excluding users by IPs
  • Restricting display by user roles
  • Restricting post views editing to admins
  • One-click data import from WP-PostViews
  • Sortable admin column
  • Post views display position, automatic or manual via shortcode
  • W3 Cache/WP SuperCache compatible
  • Optional object cache support
  • WPML and Polylang compatible
  • .pot file for translations included

Get involved

Feel free to contribute to the source code on the dFactory GitHub Repository.

Author dFactory
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Contributors dfactory
Tags analytics, count, counter, hits, pageviews, post views, posts, postviews, statistics, stats, tracking, views
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  1. Install Post Views Counter either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the Post Views Counter settings and set your options.

1.2.7

  • Fix: Chart data not updating for object cached installs due to missing expire parameter
  • Fix: Bug preventing hiding the counter based on user role.
  • Fix: Undefined notice in the admin dashboard request

1.2.6

  • Fix: Hardcoded post_views database table prefix

1.2.5

  • New: REST API counter mode
  • New: Adjust dashboard chart colors to admin color scheme
  • Tweak: Dashboard chart query optimization
  • Tweak: post_views database table optimization
  • Tweak: Added plugin documentation link

1.2.4

  • New: Advanced crawler detection
  • Tweak: Chart.js script update to 2.4.0

1.2.3

  • New: IP wildcard support
  • Tweak: Delete post_views database table on deactivation

1.2.2

  • Fix: Notice undefined variable: post_ids, thanks to zytzagoo
  • Tweak: Switched translation files storage, from local to WP repository

1.2.1

  • New: Option to display post views on select page types
  • Tweak: Dashboard widget query optimization

1.2.0

  • New: Dashboard post views stats widget
  • Fix: A couple of typos in method names

1.1.4

  • Fix: Dashicons link broken.
  • Tweak: Confirmed WordPress 4.4 compatibility

1.1.3

  • Fix: Duplicated views count in custom post types
  • Fix: Exclude visitors checkboxes not working

1.1.2

  • Fix: Most viewed posts widget broken

1.1.1

  • Tweak: Enable edit views on new post.
  • Tweak: Extend WP_Query post data with post_views

1.1.0

  • New: Quick post views edit
  • New: Bulk post views edit
  • Tweak: Admin UI improvements

1.0.12

1.0.11

1.0.10

  • New: Option to limit post views editing to admins only

1.0.9

1.0.8

1.0.7

1.0.6

1.0.5

  • Tweak: Added number_format_i18n for displayed views count
  • Tweak: Additional action hook for developers

1.0.4

  • Fix: Possible issue with remove_post_views_count function

1.0.3

  • New: Russian translation, thanks to moonkir
  • Fix: Remove [post-views] shortcode from post excerpts if excerpt is empty

1.0.2

  • Fix: Pluggable functions initialized too lately

1.0.0

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Version 1.2.7

Requires WordPress version: 4.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 06 Feb 2017

Date Added: 03 Jul 2014

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