Extension:PageViewInfo

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PageViewInfo
Release status: stable
Implementation MyWiki
Description Provides fancy looking graphs of Wikimedia page view data
Author(s) Kunal Mehta (Legoktmtalk)
Compatibility policy Snapshots releases along with MediaWiki. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.29+
PHP 5.5+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 3.0 or later
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  • $wgPageViewApiMaxDays
  • $wgPageViewInfoWikimediaEndpoint
  • $wgPageViewInfoWikimediaRequestLimit
  • $wgPageViewInfoWikimediaDomain
MediaWiki\Extensions\PageViewInfo\PageViewService
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Vagrant role pageviewinfo
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The PageViewInfo extension provides API modules to access pageview-related data and adds fancy looking graphs to the "Page information" interface.

It does not do any data collection or storage itself; it relies on the PageViewService class which needs to be implemented for each data collection backend.

Installation[edit]

  • Requires Graph extension if you want to see the fancy graphs
  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called PageViewInfo in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php :
    wfLoadExtension( 'PageViewInfo' );
    
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.


Vagrant installation:

  • If using Vagrant , install with vagrant roles enable pageviewinfo --provision

Local development[edit]

For local development, you can point the extension at Wikimedia production using the following additions to LocalSettings.php:

$wgPageViewInfoWikimediaDomain = "en.wikipedia.org";

When enabled, visiting MediaWiki?action=info on your local development server will show page views for the MediaWiki article on English Wikipedia rather than on your local site.

When the Graph extension is enabled, clicking the number of page views will open an overlay displaying a graph of page views.

API[edit]

prop=pageviews (pvip)

(main | query | pageviews)

Shows per-page pageview data (the number of daily pageviews for each of the last pvipdays days).

The result format is page title (with underscores) => date (Ymd) => count.

Parameters:
pvipmetric

The metric to use for counting views. Depending on what backend is used, not all metrics might be supported. You can use the siteinfo API (action=query&meta=siteinfo) to check, under pageviewservice-supported-metrics / <module name>

pageviews
Plain pageviews.
One of the following values: pageviews
Default: pageviews
pvipdays

The number of days to show.

Type: integer
The value must be between 1 and 60.
Default: 60
pvipcontinue

When more results are available, use this to continue. More detailed information on how to continue queries can be found on mediawiki.org.

Example:
Show pageview statistics for the main page.
api.php?action=query&titles=Main_Page&prop=pageviews [open in sandbox]

meta=siteviews (pvis)

(main | query | siteviews)

Shows sitewide pageview data (daily pageview totals for each of the last pvisdays days).

The result format is date (Ymd) => count.

Parameters:
pvismetric

The metric to use for counting views. Depending on what backend is used, not all metrics might be supported. You can use the siteinfo API (action=query&meta=siteinfo) to check, under pageviewservice-supported-metrics / <module name>

pageviews
Plain pageviews.
uniques
Unique visitors.
One of the following values: pageviews, uniques
Default: pageviews
pvisdays

The number of days to show.

Type: integer
The value must be between 1 and 60.
Default: 60

list=mostviewed (pvim)

(main | query | mostviewed)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module can be used as a generator.
  • Source: PageViewInfo
  • License: GPL-3.0-or-later

Lists the most viewed pages (based on last day's pageview count).

Parameters:
pvimmetric

The metric to use for counting views. Depending on what backend is used, not all metrics might be supported. You can use the siteinfo API (action=query&meta=siteinfo) to check, under pageviewservice-supported-metrics / <module name>

pageviews
Plain pageviews.
One of the following values: pageviews
Default: pageviews
pvimlimit

The number of pages to return.

Type: integer or max
The value must be between 1 and 500.
Default: 10
pvimoffset

When more results are available, use this to continue. More detailed information on how to continue queries can be found on mediawiki.org.

Type: integer
Default: 0


Community Integration[edit]

Currently, PageViewService class is only implemented for the Wikimedia Pageview API in this extension. You must install an additional, community-maintained extension to use other data collection backend.

If you implemented your own PageViewService, please list it here.

See also[edit]