Post Views Counter

Description

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.
  • 4 methods of collecting post views data: PHP, Javascript, Fast AJAX and REST API for greater flexibility
  • GDPR compatibility with Cookie Notice plugin
  • 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
  • Multisite compatibile
  • 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.

Screenshots

  • screenshot-1.png
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Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

post-views-counter/views

Installation

  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.

FAQ

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Reviews

1 0157 December 0157 000000 2019
Post Views Counter is a good plugin. The things that I would love to see added however would be: The ability to review the stats. Right now on the dashboard we can see the current month and that's it. It would be nice to be able to review past month, and/or excel the raw data in excel or something similar. The ability to Position the counter in the Title header (where the tags and other information is located)
11 1112 August 1112 000000 2019
Simple, lightweight, useful. Recommended.
8 0850 August 0850 000000 2019
Besides no support after a week of waiting, the counter seems unusually low in its counts. My backend stats are 10 times what the is showing. We will be removing it. Hoped for the best but sadly, disappointed.
12 1236 April 1236 000000 2019
I used this plugin all the time. It's the primary display on my dashboard that I look at. We're using it for a custom post type called Knowledgebase articles (and also for posts). I love the simplicity of this module. I highly recommend it, short and sweet and just does the job. Works as advertised. Keep up the good work.
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Contributors & Developers

“Post Views Counter” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Post Views Counter” has been translated into 7 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.3.1

  • Fix: Gutenberg CSS file missing
  • Tweak: POT translation file update

1.3

  • New: Gutenberg compatibility
  • New: Additional options in widgets: post author and display style
  • Fix: Undefined variables when IP saving enabled
  • Fix: Check cookie not being triggered in Fast Ajax mode
  • Fix: Invalid arguments in implode function causing warning
  • Fix: Thumbnail size option did not show up after thumbnail checkbox was checked
  • Fix: Saving post (in quick edit mode too) did not update post views

1.2.14

  • Fix: Bulk edit post views count reset issue

1.2.13

  • New: Experimental Fast AJAX counter method (10+ times faster)

1.2.12

  • New: GDPR compatibility with Cookie Notice plugin

1.2.11

  • Tweak: Additional IP expiration checks added as an option

1.2.10

  • New: Additional transient based IP expiration checks
  • Tweak: Chart.js script update to 2.7.1

1.2.9

  • Fix: WooCommerce products list table broken

1.2.8

  • New: Multisite compatibility
  • Fix: Undefined index post_views_column on post_views_counter/includes/settings.php
  • Tweak: Improved user IP handling

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

Initial release