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I am creating a forum plugin and need to count how many people have seen a certain topic (post_type custom), ideally would be to create a new table or there is a form directly with wordpress.

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  • What had you tried? What specific challenges you encountered?
    – Rarst
    Jul 26, 2017 at 12:30

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add this in your functions.php

function getPostViews($postID){
    $count_key = 'post_views_count';
    $count = get_post_meta($postID, $count_key, true);
    if($count==''){
        delete_post_meta($postID, $count_key);
        add_post_meta($postID, $count_key, '0');
        return "0 View";
    }
    return $count;
}
function setPostViews($postID) {
    $count_key = 'post_views_count';
    $count = get_post_meta($postID, $count_key, true);
    if($count==''){
        $count = 0;
        delete_post_meta($postID, $count_key);
        add_post_meta($postID, $count_key, '0');
    }else{
        $count++;
        update_post_meta($postID, $count_key, $count);
    }
}
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  • hmm..this wont work if cache is enabled.
    – user145078
    Jul 13, 2018 at 4:47

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