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Read count for posts – possible?

edited August 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
What would have to be done to get a "PostViews" plugin similar to the PostCount plugin?

Can't find any plugin that does it, so I guess we'll have to make one.


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    Anyone have any idea how complicated it is to do? I know basic PHP and was thinking I could modify the PostViews plugin.
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    You mean a view count for threads?
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    Yes. I'm guessing there's no data on how many times a post has been viewed stored in the vanilla db, so I would have to create a new table and a basic counter in php, am I right?

    I don't know how to do it at the moment, but I'm willing to learn as I go along. Just wanted to hear if it's doable before I begin.
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    It doesn't seem very practical to me considering most people don't view individual posts but a page of posts making a view count of individual posts at best very inaccurate.
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    Right, I see what you mean.

    I think I've used the wrong word. What I would like to achieve is a view count for threads. Or in Vanilla terminology: discussions.
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    Ah well in that case all you have to do is wait a bit as far as I know. Do you mean something similar to the 'views' count in this forum? If so then I believe that plugin is being made available to the community at some stage in the near future.
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    Awesome. I actually didn't see it there!

    I should be able to trim out the Votes, Follows and Answers (not needed for my use) and just keep the Views once the addon has been made available. Let's hope it's out soon.

    Thanks a lot.
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