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Post views without plugin

There are lots of plugins that keep count of your posts views, but they all tend to be quite advanced and do a lot more than you might need(which is true for most plugins in general too).

This simple, yet brilliant snippet posted by Kevin Chard over at WP-Snipp does exactly what we need, and nothing more. Follow the steps below to count and display the number of views a post has.

Add the snippet to functions.php and follow these instruction:

Add this to single.php, and make sure you paste in inside the loop.

<?php setPostViews(get_the_ID()); ?>

Lastly, to display the number of views a post has, just add this where you want it to be displayed:

<?php echo getPostViews(get_the_ID()); ?>

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