[thelist] Counting downloads via hyperlink

Jacob Reiff jacob at jaacob.com
Mon Jul 24 12:04:39 CDT 2006

> Hi folks,
> I have a link to some PDFs people can download. I'd like to easily  
> track how
> many times the document is actually downloaded. My web stats can  
> show me
> page accesses but not idividual clicks. Does anyone know how I can
> accomplish this? This is a wordpress blog so PHP is available.
> Thanks
> Tom

If you utilize Shaun Inman's Mint[1] stats package, there is a Pepper  
called DLoads[2] by Damon Parker that does exactly that. You have to  
keep the files to be downloaded in a designated folder, but besides  
that, it just starts counting downloads.

[1] http://www.haveamint.com/
[2] http://damonparker.org/blog/pepper-dloads/


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