|This feature was removed completely in version 1.25.0.|
|Site Statistics: $wgDisableCounters|
|Disable page view counters.
|Introduced in version:||pre 1.1.0|
|Removed in version:||1.25.0 ( )|
|Other settings: Alphabetical | By function|
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!
Note: 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.
Alternatives[edit | edit source]
You can also retrieve such statistics through your apache (or squid if using squid caching) request logs.
Disabled in 1.25.0. See Requests for comment/Removing hit counters from MediaWiki core and other alternatives
See also[edit | edit source]
- Extension:HitCounters - extension as an alternative for MediaWiki 1.25+