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Amazing V1.3 – Who Hit The Page

Finally, after a long time in development, version 1.3 of our Who Hit The Page Hit Counter is finally here. Thanks to our awesome users who have made requests and comments – you guys are really awesome without you some of the features in version 1.3 would not have been developed.

Version 1.3 comes bundled with awesome functionality meeting most of our users’ requests and feedback and I am glad to tell you that this feature rich hit counter is here just for you and only you our wonderful ‘Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter’ user.

So what are we really talking about?

Version 1.3 of Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter comes with the following features requested by our users.

  • Ability to Add IP deny list – so you can restring the counter from counting some IPs you specify – like your own computer
  • Deny/Restrict website host’s IP address
  • Block or Deny an IP that is already listed on your Visitors IP table
  • Counter Reset  for Individual Pages/Identifiers and a master reset for all pages
  • Ability to Delete an Identifier or to Delete All in hits table
  • IP count reset – to reset the count of a certain IP
  • Ability to clear or “Delete All” IP addresses
  •  Discount  visits by 1 on some pages

Detailed feature description

IP Deny List

If you frequently visit your own website from the same computer, you can add your computer’s IP to the deny list so that you don’t get counted when you visit your website

Other computers you may like to block include your work computer – the one you use to edit or update your website, you can need to obtain its IP address and add it to the deny list, you can add as many IPs as you like on the deny list, maybe your tablet or smart phone if you have static IP addresses on each of them.

Here you need to decide who is not supposed to be counted and this could possibly be yourself your home or work computers and maybe even your friend if you they are distorting your visitor statistics

Deny or Restrict Website Host IP

This is a feature of Who Hit The Page that tries to detect the website’s IP address so that when you edit your website via the admin and you click “Preview” or “Visit Site” from the admin page, you will not be counted so if you edit your pages you won’t be counted when you preview the page

Who Hit The Page tries to detect the referrer or the website from which a link was clicked and if that is the site as the site’s IP address or host name, then that could possibly be you. The are some other ways that the hit counter detects the IP address to deny, but the point is to make sure the site owner as not counted as a visitor

Block or Deny an IP that is already listed on your Visitors IP table

If an IP address is already counted by Who Hit The Page and you feel it should be excluded from the list, maybe this is your new computer you forgot to add to the IP Deny list or maybe its a search engine or bot that is not human and you want to remove it. You can either reset its count, delete it, or Add it to the deny list. This feature allows you to add any IP address to the deny list straight from the Visitors IP Information table.

To Deny an IP address that is already listed or counted, click on “Deny” next to that IP address on the Visitors’ IP table.

Counter Reset  for Individual Pages/Identifiers and a master reset for all pages

For some reason you may wish to reset all counters for certain pages on your page list. Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter now allows you to reset some counters just by clicking a button. You can choose to reset only on a certain page or resetting all hit counter identifiers.

To reset the count for a single page, click the “Reset” button corresponding to that page or identifier, or press “Reset All” at the bottom of the hit counts table. Resetting all counters will also reset the counts on the IP table but without deleting the IP addresses themselves.

Ability to Delete one  or  All Identifiers in hits table

If you have set a page to be counted and you no longer wish to count that page, removing the “whohit” shortcode on that page is insufficient, you will also need to remove the page’s identifier on your Hits table to clear things a little bit. Another reason for deleting, may be a page that no longer exists on your website or maybe you have mistyped your identifier on the page or post, if you edit the identifier on the page it won’t be edited on your hits table but will simply add a new entry on the table

In order to delete an identifier from the hit counter table, click the “Delete” button corresponding to the page identifier you want to remove.

IP count reset – to reset the count of a certain IP

You can reset the count for a certain IP address by clicking the “Reset” button corresponding to that IP address or reset all counts by clicking on the “Reset All” button at the bottom of the IP table.

Ability to clear or “Delete All” IP addresses

For some reason you may see the need to delete an IP address from the visitors’ ip addresses table. Maybe because its an ip address of a search bot or you own computer’s ip address. If you don’t see the need for this IP address on the visitors’ ip table, you can either delete it or restrict it from being counted the next time someone visits your website from that ip address.

To delete the ip address just click on the “Delete” button corresponding to that IP address, or you can restrict it from being counted by clicking the “Deny” button on its row on the table.

 Discount  visits by 1 on some pages

Lastly, if you have visited your own website to check your work, you may wish to discount yourself on the counts of the pages you visited. Lets say you have visited your latest post (titled “my post xyz”  and identified by “Post XYZ” on the hit counter table) from an Internet cafe. If you know how many times you have visited that page, say three times, you may wish to subtract three (3) from the hit count table.

To discount certain page hits, click on the “-1″ button on the row of the page you have visited or just wish to discount. In our example above, go to hit counter table and click “-1″ three time on the “Post XYZ” row.

Please note that version 1.1 and 1.2 have not been released but they were a buildup to version 1.3, but I can say they are stable but only without some or most of the features of version 1.3. You can always download them wordpress.org if you feel you don’t need the features of version 1.3. Version 1.3 is the most suitable in terms of feature request from our users, it only excludes the discount functionality but has most of the other features.

Conclusion

Well! This is what there is on Version 1.3 of Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter, we hope this plugin proves useful to you as it is to us and if you need more features, let us know by emailing your requests to Mahlamusa at 3pxwebstudios@gmail.com. We are always willing to here from you and you requests and feedback is more than appreciated.

Who Hit The Page

What if you know how many times a page on your wordpress website has been visited, what browser was used and what is the IP address of the visitor? What if there was a wordpress plugin that could just keep track of the count instead of relying on your web hosting provider’s statistics? Well let me introduce you to our own ‘Who Hit the Page – Hit Counter’ plugin for your wordpress website.

Who Hit the Page – Hit Counter is an invisible hit counter that counts visitors on the background and register unique IP addresses that have visited your website, it also registers the user agent or browser type that was used to visit your wordpress site. Unlike other hit counters, Who Hit the Page – Counter does not display anything on your website, meaning your visitors will not know they are being counted.

The data collected on your wordpress website will be registered on your wordpress database and will be available for your viewing on a nice table on your wordpress admin. On your admin, Who Hit the Page – Hit Counter allows you to see the number of visits per page, and also the devices IP addresses, browser type of your visitor and the time of first visit.

Once again, welcome to know Who Hit the Page by our wordpress hit counter plugin.

Version 1.3 of Who Hit The Page Hit Counter

See the full documentation of the Hit Counter

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WordPress Development

As part of our development services, we offer full wordpress services for our clients, these service include wordpress installation on custom domain or website, wordpress plugins development, custom wordpress themes development and general wordpress content management.
Below is list of our free wordpress plugins available for download on the wordpress repository – just browse and get yourself a free copy of our awesome wordpress plugins.

Multi Purpose Mail Form

The Multi Purpose Mail Form wordpress plugin allows you to add a contact form to your website to allow your visitors to send emails to you directly from your website or blog. The Multi Purpose Mail Form also includes an email subscription form that you can use to capture visitors email addresses for service updates or newsletters. This wordpress plugin sends all data submitted via your website or blog to your email address.

Who Hit the Page – Hit Counter

Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter lets you know who hit your page by adding an invisible page hit counter on your website, so you know how many times a page has been visited and also know the IP addresses of your visitors. This plugin will also register the visitor’s browser type.

Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter

 

Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter – WordPress Plugin

An invisible hit counter plugin for WordPress


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Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter adds an invisible page hit counter on your website, know how many times a page has been visited and also know the IP addresses of your visitors.
This plugin will also register the visitor’s browser type. To use the plugin place `[ whohit]Page name or identifier[ /whohit]` on a wordpress post or page.

Please note the following

  • The plugin will place an invisible hit counter – meaning that visitors are counted on the background, they won’t see the counter.
  • There is now visual display on the website to show the counts, counts only seen by you – the website administrator
If you have already installed the plugin, SKIP to the bottom to learn how to use it.

For the purpose of this document, we have written the shortcode in the examples as [ whohit]…. [ /whohit] with spaces between [-w and here [-/, these spaces are to prevent some errors in our website. Please use the shortcode without spaces in the tags

Hopefully, you have come to this page because you have downloaded our Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter plugin for wordpress, if not, we will show you how to download and install it in your wordpress website, just read on you will have it working in no time, or read through for details on how to use it if you have already installed it.

To start using Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter wordpress plugin, please follow any of the following options – A, B, or C –
You should be up and running after completing the step by step guides below.

Option A – Using manual download and plugin uploader

  • Click the download button above it will take you to the plugin’s download page from where you can click download and then
    a download should begin immediately. Depending on your browser, you may be asked whether to save the file or not.
  • If asked choose ‘save file’ and select your preferred destination
  • If not asked, check your browser’s download window / tab, if download completed, then proceed with the next step.
  • Login to your wordpress website if you are not logged in already, then go to your admin panel
    • Click on ‘Plugins’ to open submenu, then click ‘Add New’
  • on the plugins’ page, top horizontal menu, choose ‘Upload’ and do the following
    • Click ‘Choose’, on the dialog box that appears, locate the .zip file you downloaded in step 1 above
    • Double click on the file or select it and click open to return to the plugins page.
    • Click ‘Install Now’, then the plugin should be installed
    • On the plugin’s installation page, read the result to see if installation was successful or not. If installation
      failed please check to see if you have followed the steps correctly, or else read the error message and see if it helps
  • If installation was successful, click ‘Activate Plugin’. Alternatively go to ‘Plugins – Installed Plugins’, and click activate next to the ‘Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter’s description’.
  • lastly, go to the sidebar, click ‘Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter’ to open the plugin’s administration page
  • Place [ whohit]Page name / identifier[ /whohit] on your page or post, save and publish for the plugin to start working.

Option B – Using wordpress’ built in plugin search

  • Login to your wordpress site’s admin page if you are not logged in yet
  • Go to ‘Plugins’ and click ‘Add New’
  • Under the search section, type ‘Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter’ in the search box and click ‘Search’

    Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter adds an invisible page hit counter on your website, know how many times a page has been visited and also know the IP addresses of your visitors.
    This plugin will also register the visitor’s browser type.

  • On the search results, look for a plugin with the name ‘Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter’ and the above description
  • select that plugin, click ‘Install Now’ and click ‘Activate’ on the installation results page
  • Lastly, go to admin menu on the left, click ‘Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter’ to open the plugin’s administration page
  • Place [ whohit]Page name / identifier[ /whohit] on your page or post, save and publish for the plugin to start working.

Option C – Using manual download and an FTP Program

This is an installation guide only, it assumes you know how to use an FTP program to upload files to a remote server.
  • Click the download button aboveit will take you to the plugin’s download page from where you can click download and then a download should begin immediately. Depending on your browser, you may be asked whether to save the file or not.
    • If asked choose ‘save file’ and select your preferred destination
    • If not asked, check your browser’s download window / tab, if download completed, then proceed with the next step.
  • Extract the .zip file to any location on your computer and
  • Open your FTP program – we use FileZilla – and locate the extracted folder (use local view of your FTP program)
  • Connect to your website or blog using the FTP program and browse from the root of your wordpress installation to the folder or directory ‘wp-content/plugins’
  • On local view of your FTP program, make sure you have the root folder of the plugin selected, that is; ‘who-hit-the-page’ – if you open this folder you must see several .php files and .css file
  • Upload this selected folder with its contents to ‘wp-content/plugins’ – after uploading, you must have a new folder under plugins, ‘wp-content/plugins/who-hit-the-page’
  • Now go to your wordpress’ admin panel, go to ‘Plugins – Installed Plugins’- Under ‘Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter’, click ‘Activate’.
  • Lastly, go to the side menu of your admin, click ‘Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter’ to open the plugin’s administration page
  • Place [ whohit]Page name / identifier[ /whohit] on your page or post, save and publish for the plugin to start working.

Necessary Step After Installation

After successfully installing the Who Hit The Page – Hit Counter wordpress plugin, it should be ready for use. However, you still need to to do one little thing.

  • To put the plugin into real use, copy and paste or type [ whohit]Page name / identifier[ /whohit]
    anywhere in your contact page or any other page where you want the form displayed.
    Save your page and preview it in your browser to see how the form looks on your website’s theme

    • Place the following shortcode snippet in any page or post you wish visitors counted on. [ whohit]-Page name or identifier-[ /whohit]
      – please remember to replace the `-Page name or identifier-` with the name of the page you placed the shortcode on,
      if you like you can put in anything you want to use as an identifier for the page.
    • For example: On our about us page we placed
      and on our web hosting page we placed .
    • Please note that what you put between [ whohit] and [ /whohit] doesn\’t need to be the same as the page name – that means
      for our website design and development page we can use
      [ whohit]Development

Multi Purpose Mail Form

Multi Purpose Mail Form – WordPress Plugin

A simple wordpress plugin for online contact forms creation

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Multi Purpose Mail Form (MPMF) is a wordpress plugin that allows you to create a contact form without the knowledge of programming in HTML or PHP.
With MPMF you will be able to create a basic but necessary contact form for your website or blog without writing any HTML or PHP code. All you need
to use the for is install it on your wordpress site or blog and just paste the shortcode [ mpmf] anywhere you want the form to appear

Features of the contact form

  • Emails sent via the online form will be sent to your email address
  • Validation of data entered by users – including optional fields when some data has been typed in
  • Change contact details on your site’s admin without modifying code
To start using our MPMF, please follow any of the following options – A or B,
You should be up and running after completing the step by step guides below.

Option A – Using manual download and plugin uploader

  • Click the download button above,
    a download should begin immediately. Depending on your browser, you may be asked whether to save the file or not.

    • If asked choose ‘save file’ and select your preferred destination
    • If not asked, check your browser’s download window / tab, if download completed, then proceed with the next step.
  • Login to your wordpress website if you are not logged in already, then go to your admin panel
    • Click on ‘Plugins’ to open submenu, then click ‘Add New’
  • on the plugins’ page, top horizontal menu, choose ‘Upload’ and do the following
    • Click ‘Choose’, on the dialog box that appears, locate the .zip file you downloaded in step 1 above
    • Double click on the file or select it and click open to return to the plugins page.
    • Click ‘Install Now’, then the plugin should be installed
    • On the plugin’s installation page, read the result to see if installation was successful or not. If installation
      failed please check to see if you have followed the steps correctly, or else read the error message and see if it helps
  • If installation was successful, click ‘Activate Plugin’. Alternatively go to ‘Plugins – Installed Plugins’, and click activate next to the ‘MPMF plugin’s description’.
  • lastly, go to ‘Tools’, click ‘Multi Purpose Mail Form’ to open the plugin’s administration page
  • Enter your email address and phone number for your website visitors to contact you.

Option B – Using wordpress’ built in plugin search

  • Login to your wordpress site’s admin page if you are not logged in yet
  • Go to ‘Plugins’ and click ‘Add New’
  • Under the search section, type ‘Multi Purpose Mail Form’ in the search box and click ‘Search’

    The Multi Purpose Mail Form wordpress plugin allows you to add a contact form to your website to allow your visitors
    to send emails to you directly from your website or blog. The Multi Purpose Mail Form also includes an email
    subscription form that you can use to capture visitors email addresses for service updates or newsletters.
    Just paste [ mpmf] anywhere in your post or page to display the contact form or [ subscribe] to display
    the subscription form. This wordpress plugin sends all data submitted via your website or blog to your email address.

  • On the search results, look for a plugin with the name ‘Multi Purpose Mail Form’ and the following description
  • select that plugin, click ‘Install Now’ and click ‘Activate’ on the installation results page
  • Lastly, go to ‘Tools’, click ‘Multi Purpose Mail Form’ to open the plugin’s administration page and
    Enter your email address and phone number for your website visitors to contact you

Option C – Using manual download and an FTP Program

This is an installation guide only it assumes you know how to use an FTP program to upload files to a remote server.
  • Click the download button above,
    a download should begin immediately. Depending on your browser, you may be asked whether to save the file or not.

    • If asked choose ‘save file’ and select your preferred destination
    • If not asked, check your browser’s download window / tab, if download completed, then proceed with the next step.
  • Extract the .zip file to any location on your computer and
  • Open your FTP program – we use FileZilla – and locate the extracted folder (use local view of your FTP program)
  • Connect to your website or blog using the FTP program and browse from the root of your wordpress installation to the folder or directory ‘wp-content/plugins’
  • On local view of your FTP program, make sure you have the root folder of the plugin selected, that is; ‘multi_purpose_form’ – if you open this folder you must see several .php files and two folders named ‘css’ and ‘scripts’
  • Upload this selected folder with its contents to ‘wp-content/plugins’ – after uploading, you must have a new folder under plugins, ‘wp-content/plugins/multi_purpose_form’
  • Now go to your wordpress’ admin panel, go to ‘Plugins – Installed Plugins’- Under ‘Multi Purpose Mail Form’, click ‘Activate’.
  • Lastly, go to ‘Tools’, click ‘Multi Purpose Mail Form’ to open the plugin’s administration page and
    Enter your email address and phone number for your website visitors to contact you

Necessary Step After Installation

After successfully installing the MPMF wordpress plugin, it should be ready for use. However, you still need to provide some
vital information for the plugin’s built in mailer to be able to send emails to you and for your website users to be able to contact you.

Please complete the following steps and you will be done

  • If you are not in the plugin’s admin page, go to ‘Tools’, click ‘Multi Purpose Mail Form’ to open the plugin’s administration.
    • Enter your email address – it will be used by the plugin’s built in mailer to send the information and messages posted by your users via your website or blog.
    • Enter your phone number – it will be displayed on your website above the form created by the MPMF wordpress plugin to give your site’s visitors an option to call you directly if they need to.
    • Click ‘Update Options’ and your email address and phone number will be saved into the plugin’s settings database and will always be displayed in their respective text boxes even if you navigate away and come back to the plugin’s admin page
  • Finally, to put the plugin into real use, copy and paste or type [ mpmf]
    anywhere in your contact page or any other page where you want the form displayed.
    Save your page and preview it in your browser to see how the form looks on your website’s theme

    • Note: [ mpmf] should be copied or typed in as is including the square brackets. That is everything including the double quotes; [ mpmf] , if not typed as it is, the form will not be displayed
  • To use the subscription form displayed on the plugin’s admin page copy and paste or type in [ subscribe] to display the subscription form. This wordpress plugin sends all data submitted via your website or blog to your email address.
  • Note:The styles applied to this plugin are for a basic layout and look intended to suite most wordpress themes, it simply inherits most of your theme’s styles. Thus, for each different wordpress theme, the form will look different but more or less similar to the theme on which it is displayed. This means you may change your site’s theme at anytime,
    you won’t need to change any styles for the MPMF plugin unless you have manually changed its styles after installation.

We hope this plugin proves useful to you as it is to us. If you have any queries about the Multi Purpose Mail Form plugin,
please don’t hesitate to send us an email at plugins@3px.co.za, use the plugin’s
name as a prefix to your email subject we are always ready to help you with anything concerning our plugin.
If you have any special features to request, don’t hesitate to let us know because we are still working on new features already