Views plugin help needed
I am working on a “Topic Views Count” plugin, and I’m just about finished with it. You can see a working version of it here: http://blog.wittmania.com/bbpress/, and see the source code as it is right now here: http://blog.wittmania.com/files/bb-topic-views.txt
The only thing holding me up is this; I can’t figure out a way to keep the views count from including page views. For example, when page one of a topic loads, the view count will go up by one. But, when page two loads it will also go up by one. So, a visitor has only viewed the topic once (albeit they’ve viewed more than one page), but the counter has registered two views).
I know this isn’t a huge deal, and a counter that over-counts is better than no counter at all. Still, I was wondering if anyone would have any ideas. I’d like to avoid using cookies, if possible, because I have no experience with them at all to even know where to start.
Any ideas? I’m also open to any other ideas or suggestions for the rest of the code.
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