Visitor Counter for WordPress (Hit Counter)

You often wanted to show a hit counter for your WordPress site. There are a lot of plugins to solve this issue. But why are you making your site slower? Never use a plugin, if it’s really not needed.
Avoid plugins if you can do it yourself by a small code snippet. Here is how to add a visitor counter for WordPress.

Create a visitor counter

Step-1:
Open your functions.php file with an editor. Add the code below then save it.

Step-2:
Add following code to single.php

Step-3:
This is the final step. Decide where do you want to show the hit counter. Place this code into your template. It’s a good idea to show his counter in the footer area. But, choice is yours.

You’re done. Visit your site, it’ll show hit counter. Keep counting your visitors.