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WP Post Views for WPEngine - Count Post Views in WordPress without plugin
<?php
if ( ! defined("POST_VIEWS_KEY") ) {
define("POST_VIEWS_KEY", "post_views_count");
}
// function to display number of posts.
function get_post_views( $post_id ){
$count = get_post_meta($post_id, POST_VIEWS_KEY, true);
if($count==''){
delete_post_meta($post_id, POST_VIEWS_KEY);
add_post_meta($post_id, POST_VIEWS_KEY, '0');
return 0;
}
return $count;
}
// function to count views.
function update_post_views( $post_id ) {
$count = get_post_views( $post_id );
$count++;
update_post_meta( $post_id, POST_VIEWS_KEY, $count );
}
// Add it to a column in WP-Admin
add_filter('manage_posts_columns', 'posts_column_views');
add_action('manage_posts_custom_column', 'posts_custom_column_views',5,2);
function posts_column_views($defaults){
$defaults['post_views'] = __('Views');
return $defaults;
}
function posts_custom_column_views($column_name, $id){
if($column_name === 'post_views'){
echo get_post_views(get_the_ID()) . __("Views");
}
}
?>
<?php
//usage
// To update view count:
update_post_views( $post->ID );
// To display view count:
$views = get_post_views( $post->ID );
printf( _n ( "%d View", "%d Views", $views), $views );
?>
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