Post Display Counter

Show a counter above each post with number of displays and number of views

Author:Carlo Roosen, Elena Mukhina (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.7
WordPress version tested:3.9.2
Plugin version:1.0
Added to WordPress repository:09-08-2014
Last updated:11-08-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:811
Active installs:20+
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Want to know how often a post is actually displayed on the actual screen?

This plugin has a javascript that is triggered when the title of a post is displayed in the visible area of the window, either when the page is loaded or when the window is scrolled or resized. It will not be triggered when the post is on the page but stays outside the visual area.

There are two independent counters. The 'displayed' counter counts all instances of the post, whether it is in overview pages, search pages or on its own page. The 'viewed' counter only counts the post on its own page. Note that 'viewed' this also is counted as 'displayed'.

The ratio between the two values can be used as a metric for the attractiveness of the article title, the excerpt and/or featured images that are displayed in overviews.

Both counters are triggered by javascript. This means that search bots will not trigger the counter. Also the rare cases a user has javascript disabled the counter will not be triggered.

The counter values will by default be displayed above each post on its own page. The plugin has several functions that can be used inside template files for more control.

Acknowledgements

We created this plugin for http://denhaagdirect.nl, a local news and blog website in The Hague, Netherlands. . Thanks Michael and Jeroen for letting us share this plugin.



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