|Site Statistics: $wgDisableCounters|
|Disable page view counters.
|Introduced in version:||pre 1.1.0|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
$wgDisableCounters determines whether or not to update the number of times a page has been viewed. If $wgDisableCounters is set to false, each page will have a counter in its footer saying: "This page has been accessed X times"
This setting also determines whether Special:PopularPages is available.
This variable is initialized in
includes/DefaultSettings.php. The initial value is
false. To override the default value, add the line
$wgDisableCounters = true; to the file
The value of the counter is updated in
includes/WikiPage.php in the function
doViewUpdates(). The variable
$wgDisableCounters is also referred to in other script files.
|Warning:||Once disabled you will lose the correct view counts forever!|
If you are using squid caching, you will want to disable these counters, as squid caching prevents mediawiki from seeing all requests, which makes these counters inaccurate.
You can also retrieve such statistics through your apache (or squid if using squid caching) request logs.