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WP Hit Counter

A simple but an effective web hit counter stats plugin for your wordpress blog. Cool layouts that fit for any kind of web design.

7 reviews
Average Rating
3 stars
3.9 out of 5 stars
1 star
text advertising under counter
By , for WP 3.6.1

This counter adds advertising to the widget, without giving you any control over it.
It showed up when loading the site from a different browser that I only use for testing, not the browser I use as Admin.
I deactivated immediately. Who knows what kind of adverts will be showing there for my users?

5 stars
Quick and simple
By , for WP 3.6.1

This plugin is very good
even has the option for excluding ips and unique views

Would be nice if i could see views per post or page

5 stars
Works great
By , for WP 3.6.1

But placed a hidden <a href="page"></a> hyperlink to a webpage that does dofollow below the counter.

5 stars
wp hit counter = solid plugin
By , for WP 3.6

This app is simple and straight forward. You have many different counter styles to choose from, you can place it in the footer widget or make it appear in every post, or just at the bottom of every page (from the plugin settings).

Does what it says it will do. Though I don't know if it counts mobile hits too or not... oh well.

1 star
Adds 'hookd' backdoor to your WP
By , for WP 3.5.2

At first glance and use, this plugin offers a neat interface in which you can change the theme for the counter. There are lots of templates to choose from which makes this plugin very attractive, along with the basic settings it provides.

However, this plugin also was the culprit that created three particular unwanted 'extras':

1) It inserted Javascript into the header.php file of your theme which was used to help analyze your site's traffic, then sent off-site. This javascript is located right before the closing </head> tag.

2) It created a string of child directories inside the WP-CONTENT folder like this: wp-content/cache/hookd/DOMAINNAME.com, then inside that folder, contains two files: 8b8203326e2a9c70947a and index.html

3) Eventually if your header.php file is writable, it would add Viagra/Cialis or Loan or some other sort of unwanted advertisement into your web site upon first site-wide load. Those who have their browsers secured with anti-virus/anti-malware mods will most likely not see the ad, but for those who aren't protected will see it.

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Summary: This plugin needs to be blacklisted and its author needs to be charged for fraud and privacy issues.

5 stars
Hit counter
By , for WP 3.5.1

Exactly what i was looking for and very customizable! Thanks!

5 stars
Does what I need it to do
By , for WP 3.5.1

Thanks for this!

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