[resolved] Simple increment in post views. (7 posts)

  1. southcast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a following code on my single.php which gives me the total count of the post views. It works just fine.

    <?php echo 'TOTAL POST VIEWS: ' .wpfp_get_current_count(); ?>

    Now, I would like to add 300 views by default. So that if my actual views are 33 then the total post views becomes 333. I guess i need a lesson on some basic php addition. Could somebody please help a little here please. If possible please suggest me a modified code.
    Always thankful to this community.

  2. catacaustic
    very awesome
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, some people don't have the chance to respond quite so quickly sometimes, but we try when we can. :)

    Now, your problem is pretty easy really. All you need is something like this:

    <?php echo 'TOTAL POST VIEWS: ' .(wpfp_get_current_count() + 300); ?>

    You may not need the () around the addition part, but I would always use it because it makes any future debugging a whole lot easier.

  3. southcast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Catacaustic. Thanks for trying but the code did not work. In fact I had tried this earlier. wpfp_get_current_count() still works and displays the actual post views but the addition does not happen. Any suggestion ?

  4. catacaustic
    very awesome
    Posted 3 years ago #

    function wpfp_get_current_count () {
        return 40;
    echo 'TOTAL POST VIEWS '.(wpfp_get_current_count () + 300);

    Using that as an example, it displays the count as 340, so I know that code works (I did actually test this one).

    The only reason that I can think of that might do anything differently is if the wpfp_get_current_count() function echos the total and doesn't return it as it normally should. I'd suggest that you dig around in that function to see what it's actually doing.

  5. southcast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Whoops ! This one throws a Fatal error: Cannot redeclare wpfp_get_current_count(). I will paste here what I have in my custom-functions.php. Kindly take a look and suggest me an appropriate modification in the code.

    function wpfp_get_current_count() {
        global $wpdb;
    	$current_post = get_the_ID();
        $query = "SELECT post_id, meta_value, post_status FROM $wpdb->postmeta";
        $query .= " LEFT JOIN $wpdb->posts ON post_id=$wpdb->posts.ID";
        $query .= " WHERE post_status='publish' AND meta_key='wpfp_favorites' AND post_id = '".$current_post."'";
        $results = $wpdb->get_results($query);
        if ($results) {
            foreach ($results as $o):
                echo $o->meta_value;
        }else {echo( '0' );}

    I really appreciate your help.

  6. catacaustic
    very awesome
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You see where your code says echo? That's the problem. You need to return that numeric value instead of printing it out. You need to return the value like I did in my example above.

  7. southcast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep, that was the culprit. I recieved the same solution here just a few seconds ago. But I appreciate the effort you took to help. I am marking this resolved. Again, many thanks @catacaustic.

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