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How to count guests

brainolutionbrainolution ✭✭
edited March 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I love the new guest count feature on this forum. I've seen similar feature on another forum that's uses the pro Who's Online plugin.

I was wondering how guests are counted? I would want to try to customize the Who's online plugin to show the guest count.

Thanks for the help in advance.



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    422422 Developer MVP

    Unique ips as against signed in users i suppose

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    AoleeAolee Hobbyist & Coder ✭✭

    422 is right, count the unique IP of those non - signed in users and store it in a db.

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    ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff

    We use a combination of cookies and caching to approximate the guest count because I wanted an O(1) solution.

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