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rtMedia View Counter

Enabling this addon allows you to display the number of times a media item has been viewed.

Enable View Counter

To use this feature, the site admin first needs to enable the Enable view count feature from rtMedia admin settings.

viewcount-setting

Where it will be displayed

Users will be able to see view count of media, as shown:

viewcount-display

How it works

Registered / Logged-in users

We are not managing counts based on IP/cookeis.

Example of how the view count will be managed:

  • let's say number of registered user/member on site : 5

  • Now, User 1 uploads media. [ Current View Count : 1 ]

  • The same media viewed by other 4 registered users once. [ Current View Count : 5 ]

We manage registered users by their user-ids. So, count will increment by 1 for different users on viewing the media.

  • User 1 again visited the same media. [ Current View Count : 5 ]

Note : It will be incremented by 1 only regardless how many times same user views the photo. We believe that views should be unique otherwise any one can simply write a script to increase any media's views.

Non-logged-in users
  • A guest user1 views the media uploaded by User 1. [ Current View Count : 6 ]
  • A guest user2 views the media uploaded by User 1. [ Current View Count : 6 ]

As we are not using any mechanism for identifying non-logged in users, we are only increasing extra 1 count for all of them.