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Revision as of 20:25, 16 November 2019

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Connections Counter
Summary Compte les connexions à votre site.
Validation
Mod Updated 16 nov 2019
Download link for
TNG 12.0

Conn_count v12.0.2.1d
Download stats Montrer les statistiques
Author(s) Michel Kirsch
Homepage Racines luxo-hennuyeres
Mod Support TNG Community Forums
Contact Developer MyMail
Latest Mod 12.0.2.1d for TNG v12
Min TNG V n.c
Max TNG V 12+
Files modified
process_login.php
admin_utilities.php
customconfig.php
templates/template[1 to 18]/index.php
Related Mods
Notes



Purpose of the Mod

This mod inserts a connection counter at the bottom of your home page. It counts successful connections as well as attempts to connect to blocked accounts.
If a user stays on your site for 5 days, this obviously only counts as one connection! It is therefore not a visit counter!
However, you can use it as a visit counter on one or more pages of your site by inserting a few lines of code (see below)

Functionning

At first use, the program creates a table named tng_hits in your database.
Each time a user of your site successfully connects, the table is updated with the name of the page (here "connect"), the user name, his number of connections and the date of his last connection.
It also records connection attempts to accounts that you have blocked.
Each time you visit the home page of your site, the counter is updated with the total number of connections of all users who have logged in.

You can easily use the existing code as a visit counter on your pages.
For example, you want to know how many visits your "Relationship" page receives (this is a tab on the main page)

  • Edit your "relateform.php" file
  • add these five lines below at the bottom of the file, just before the last line which is "tng_footer( xxxx);"


//====== begin of code =====
include_once ("tng_conn_counter.php");
$xxpagexx = "parente";
count_page_user("$xxpagexx", "");
$visites = get_total_visits("$xxpagexx");
 echo "<center> Visits for this page : <b>" . $visites . "</b></center>" ;
//======= end of code =======


Don't forget to modify the page name ($pagexx = "....";) if you use the counter on another page!
You understand that if you copy this code on different page of your site, the page name must be unique for each page...
Don't forget that if you copy this code on a frequently visited page (for example getperson.php) your counter will quickly panic (Well... It still depends on how many people visit your site...)
if you are a little PHP-DIY, you will quickly understand what you can make with this little table...
See the result :
page "relationship"

Dévelopment

Written by : [MichelKirsch] de Charleroi - Hainaut - Belgium

Requirements

A TNG v 12.0.2 installation in working order.

IMPORTANT : Avant l'installation

Before installing, it is judicious to make a backup copy of the following files (they will be modified by this mod)::

admin_utilities.php
customconfig.php
process_login.php
your complet "templates" folder (unless you prefer to make a backup copy of each of the 18 "index.php" files separately :-()

INSTALLATION

Unzip the received file directly in the "mods" sub directory of your TNG installation. You do not have to create the table manually. It is created automatically at the first execution. On the other hand for the uninstall, it is necessary to manually delete the tng_hits table (It's a very little table : it may stay...)
If demanded, i'll write the code to delete it semi-automatically...

Upgrade

  • Uninstall and Delete the current Mod.
  • Keep your tng_hits table
  • Proceed as for an installation with the new Mod

Known Problems

None at this day...

In the event of a problem

  • Try using the Mod Manager Remove capability
  • Open an issue in the [TNG Community Forums]
  • Copy the backup of the affected files back to your TNG directory

Historic of modifications

Version Release Date Contents
V12.0.2.1d 16 nov 2019 No changes but complies with mod's naming conventions.
V12.0.2.1c 16 nov 2019 First online version.

Sites using this mod

If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG site to the table below: If you have a problem to do it, send me a mail...

URL User Note Mod-Version TNG-Version User-language
Racines luxo-hennuyeres Michel Kirsch Developper of the Mod 12.0.2.1c 12.0.2 FR/EN/NL/D/SP

Snapshot

This is a snapshot of the modified template 10 home page.

The discreet counter is placed at the bottom center of each home page

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