|Site Statistics: $wgDisableCounters|
|Disable page view counters.
|Introduced in version:||pre 1.1.0|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
Details[edit | edit source]
$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 256 times."
This setting also determines whether
Special:PopularPages is available.
The value of the counter is updated in
includes/WikiPage.php in the function
doViewUpdates(). (In a previous version, this was
includes/Article.php in the function
incViewCount().) 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.
Note: This setting is set to true on Wikimedia projects.
Alternatives[edit | edit source]
You can also retrieve such statistics through your apache (or squid if using squid caching) request logs.