How to track & show WordPress post views without a plugin – WP-Snippet.com How to track & show WordPress post views without a plugin – WP-Snippet.com

// function to display number of posts.

function getPostViews($postID){

    $count_key = ‘post_views_count’;

    $count = get_post_meta($postID, $count_key, true);

    if($count==”){

        delete_post_meta($postID, $count_key);

        add_post_meta($postID, $count_key, ‘0’);

        return “0 View”;

    }

    return $count.’ Views’;

}

// function to count views.

function setPostViews($postID) {

    $count_key = ‘post_views_count’;

    $count = get_post_meta($postID, $count_key, true);

    if($count==”){

        $count = 0;

        delete_post_meta($postID, $count_key);

        add_post_meta($postID, $count_key, ‘0’);

    }else{

        $count++;

        update_post_meta($postID, $count_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 getPostViews(get_the_ID());

    }

}