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02-01-2006, 05:46 PM
I know I recently saw a thread about this, but I can't find it.
For some odd reason, my counter has reset itself. I'm using 1.4.3.
Any ideas, any suggestions? Please provide answers in long-hand, I'm minimally technical.
PHP-version 4.4.2 (Pixelpost's min requirement: PHP version 4.3.0)
MySQL version 4.1.14-standard (Pixelpost's min requirement: MySQL 3.23.58)
GD-lib bundled (2.0.28 compatible) with JPEG support
Server software Apache
EXIF Pixelpost is using exifer v1.5 for EXIF information.
Guessed imagepath: /home/flatline/public_html/images/
Configured Imagepath /home/flatline/public_html/images/
Image Directory: OK - Can we write to the directory? YES.
Thumbnails Directory: OK - Can we write to the directory? YES.
Language Directory: OK
Addons Directory: OK
Includes Directory: OK
Templates Directory: OK
02-02-2006, 04:40 PM
Ok, checked all the old threads, and they pertain to 1.4.1 or 1.4.2.
Can anyone help me understand the counter problem?
02-05-2006, 09:58 PM
Sooo.... any idea why my counter is resetting itself?
I'm sorry there is no reaction. You mean the counter of your visitors?
In the following thread Ramina suggest to upgrade the counter.
Maybe a solution?
02-06-2006, 06:17 PM
Ok, I'll try this. I also just upgraded to 1.5 so that might make it easier.
I can get the actual numbers from Eleven2, so I am less concerned with actual data. As silly as this sounds, I want visitors to know they're not the only ones coming by, so a nice cumulative count is a sort of confidence vote. I never thought I'd care about this stuff, but now that I'm actually posting stuff for the world to see, I really want them to actually come by and see it.
02-07-2006, 09:45 PM
I know the feeling - but really, why not just take the counter off for the time being? Don't be worrying about it. If your stuff is worth a comment, it'll get one. Counters don't make people comment. Do they? Possibly other comments encourage people to leave a comment of their own... but when I comment, at least, I'm not looking for a counter first to "validate" my reason for commenting. The photos do that job :)
Take it easy,
02-07-2006, 09:45 PM
I should really try saying "comment" less often :)
02-07-2006, 10:34 PM
That's actually a good idea. What do I have to remove to get rid of the counter? I use the Pixelgrain template, where the counter is part of the browse_template or archive_template.
02-09-2006, 07:02 PM
Look for the code:<SITE_VISITORNUMBER> or <ADVNCD_SITE_VISITORNUMBER> in your template, and simply delete those tags, or comment them out, like so: <!-- <SITE_VISITORNUMBER> --> or <!-- <ADVNCD_SITE_VISITORNUMBER> --> ...although I haven't used the pixelgrain template, you should be able to find those tags in your template html files. The index.php file basically looks for those tags and replaces them with the visitor count number pulled from the database. You may find it still replaces the tags, as they are still in the source code... but because you've commented them out, you'll only be able to see the actual numbers if you view the source code of your pages in the browser.
Sorry if I went on a bit there. I hope you get that!
Take it easy,
02-10-2006, 01:51 AM
Thank you for taking the time to explain this. It's very helpful, and I appreciate it.
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