How to Check Page Views on a Wordpress Blog

by Jason Artman

It is valuable to know the posts on your website that readers visit most often. This information helps you understand what your visitors are looking for, and what content you should work to add more of to keep people coming to your website. Although there are comprehensive tools, such as Google Analytics, for helping you track the performance of your website, you may prefer something hosted on your server. StatSurfer is a Wordpress plugin that can keep track of page view information and display it on your dashboard.

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Open the "Plugins" menu in the left column of the Wordpress dashboard, then click "Add New."

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Type "StatSurfer" in the search field and press "Enter." Click "Install Now" under "StatSurfer" on the results page, then click "OK" and "Activate Plugin" to finish the installation procedure.

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Open the new "StatSurfer" menu at the bottom of the dashboard page. This page shows the total number of page views that your website is receiving by day, month and year.

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Click the "Details" link on the left side of the page. Under the "Top Pages" section, StatSurfer displays the most popular pages on your website ranked by the number of page views.

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Click the "Dashboard" link in the upper-left corner of the page to view a widget titled "StatSurfer." This widget displays the number of page views that your website has received during the current and previous six days.

About the Author

Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University. Artman has published numerous articles for various websites, covering a diverse array of computer-related topics including hardware, software, games and gadgets.