Simple visitor counter

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Simple visitor counter

Post by joticakr » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:11 pm

Hello all,

new day, new question... ;)
I try to implement a simple visitor counter on my page like this:

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$counter = fopen("","r+");
$wert = fgets($counter, 5);
if($wert == "") $wert = 0;
fwrite($counter, $wert);
If I put this code in the index.php I get one count for each static page my visitor clicks and also one count for every page refresh.
Is it possible to avoid this behaviour if I add the code at an other position? If yes, I coudn't figure out where.

I'm also open for other solutions.

Thanks for your help,

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Re: Simple visitor counter

Post by Arvid » Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:00 am

Johannes, you are only one step ahead of creating your first FlatPress plugin :) And this is exactly what would be the best way to go here.
Unfortunately, the wiki still misses a guide on how to start creating plugins. I for myself started by just reading the code of other plugins.

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