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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 months ago

#7567 closed defect (wontfix)

Add visit counter to WikiStart

Reported by: Ryan J Ollos Owned by: Michael Renzmann
Priority: normal Component: TracHacks
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: Steffen Hoffmann Trac Release: 0.11

Description (last modified by Ryan J Ollos)

It would be interesting to have the VisitCounterMacro displayed on WikiStart.

It might also be interesting to add this macro to the bottom of the NewHackTemplate. Page visits might be a coarse measure of plugin/macro popularity.

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comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

Cc: Steffen Hoffmann added; anonymous removed

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

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hasienda, I saw that you had some recent discussion with the author of the VisitCounterMacro. Do you know if the macro works well enough to be installed on the trac-hacks site? I suppose there would have to be a 0.10 version and I haven't looked into that.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

Michael, any object to my moving forward with this proposed enhancement?

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Steffen Hoffmann

My focus has been Trac 0.11 and above, as always, but I'll take a look tomorrow.

In general I'm almost settled to the idea of (nearly) obsoleting the macro, at least not make it mandatory for adding a counter to any wiki page. That's what the upcoming VisitCounterPlugin will be all about: Have instant, low-fuss page hit tracking for (at least any wiki page, and tickets too) right after install.

The macro is just too messy to use for general deployment, in the same spirit as TagIt() is gone in the TagsPlugin. I'll try to fix unicode issues, figure out, how to deal with ever-lasting sessions driven by AccountManagerPlugin's persistent session feature, a wiki page change listener for "onDelete" db clean-up, site-wide and wiki path selective statistics, and more.

comment:5 in reply to:  4 Changed 6 years ago by Ryan J Ollos

Replying to hasienda:

In general I'm almost settled to the idea of (nearly) obsoleting the macro, at least not make it mandatory for adding a counter to any wiki page. That's what the upcoming VisitCounterPlugin will be all about: Have instant, low-fuss page hit tracking for (at least any wiki page, and tickets too) right after install.

Yeah, the plugin seems to make a lot more sense, and there is not a lot of sense on working on a plugin for 0.10 compatibility at this point. This sounds like yet another issue that will be blocked by the ever pending 0.11 or 0.12 upgrade.

comment:6 Changed 7 months ago by Ryan J Ollos

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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