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Knowing how the user got to a post

  1. yorgle
    Member

    One of the limits of WordPress seems to be not being able to tell how a user got to a post. As it stands now, as far as I can tell, you know if the user is looking at an archive or category query while actually in an archive or category listing, but once they click a permalink and go to a single post, you lose that state information.

    If the user is looking at single.php I would love to know if he/she got there via an archive or category query, and if so which one.

    This would let me do much more intelligent sidebar menu construction (e.g. expand and/or highlight the category or archive they were looking at) and it would also make more sensible breadcrumbs easier to implement.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. davidpa
    Member

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    Sounds like a sensible option, bit I wonder whether this tool is already available, via the careful use of web tracking tools.

    Something like the Google tracking tool gives you a level of this functionality, and combining this with basic stats from your server should give you everything you need?

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. John Blackbourn
    Member

    12345

    So basically you want stats. I'm up for that.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. m0n5t3r
    Member

    12345

    me too... it shouldn't be too hard to implement, we only need to store the (post) referrer along with the comment

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. jugularbean
    Member

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    Yes definitely useful for breadcrumb navigation.

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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