How to Hide or Display Joomla Article Hit Counter

(Last Updated On: September 12, 2019)

You may have noticed that each time you open any article in your Joomla website, it displays the number of views or hits that article has received.

If you have ever wanted to hide the article hit counter of your Joomla website from displaying, this post will show you (with steps).

How to Hide or Display Joomla Article Hit Counter

This section on hiding/displaying Joomla article hit counter is sub divided into 2 (sub)sections. Each sub-section come with other sub-sections.

The first sub-section will show you how to hide Joomla article hit counter (by default it is always visible), while the second sub-section will show you how to display Joomla article hit counter.

How to Hide Joomla Article Hit Counter

The following sub-sections will show you how to hide Joomla article hit counter (step by step).

Step 1

Log in to the Control Panel of your Joomla website. The login page of your Joomla website could be accessed by adding /administrator to the end of the homepage URL. For example; if your Joomla website URL is http://example.com, adding /administrator to the end of http://example.com becomes http://example.com/administrator. When the go or enter button is pressed, it displays the admin login page of your Joomla website. You can now enter your admin username and password.

Step 2

Click on Content (located at the top of your Joomla control panel page) » Articles and you will be taken to the article management page.

Alternatively, you can access the article management page of your Joomla website by clicking on Articles which is located under Content.

If you are new to Joomla, we recommend you see how to learn Joomla and how to use Joomla.

Step 3

On the article management page of your Joomla website, click on options. It is located at the top of the article management page of your Joomla website and it has a gear icon beside it.

You will be taken to the article global configuration page of your Joomla website.

Step 4

On the article global configuration page of your Joomla website, scroll to the bottom of the page and look for show hits change the option from show to hide, to hide/disable hits on Joomla articles.

What it does is to hide the number of views or hits your Joomla articles have received respectively.

Step 5

Click on the save button to save.

How to Display Joomla Article Hit Counter

The following sub-sections will show you how to display article hit counter in Joomla (if it is hidden).

Step 1

If you are still on the article global configuration page of your Joomla website, move to the next step, if you are not, move to the next paragraph!

If you would like to display the article hit counter of your Joomla website, on the control panel of your Joomla website, click on Content » Articles.

Step 2

On the article management page of your Joomla website, click on options. It has a gear icon.

You will be directed to the article global configuration page of your Joomla website.

Step 3

On the article global configuration page of your Joomla website, scroll to the bottom. Look for show hits, change the value from hide to show.

Step 4

Save your new article configuration.

You have successfully displayed article hit counter in Joomla!

Conclusion

This Joomla tutorial has shown you how to hide and display article hit counter in Joomla.

Article hit counter is used to track the number of views/hits individual articles have received in your Joomla website.

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