Today If you want to track a number of visits you can use hundreds of plugins that offer you with just that. But having a lot of plugins can both slow down your site and cause a potential vulnerability in the future.
That’s why I suggest you use as less plugins as possible, and for small things like this make changes directly to your theme files.
NOTE: you should always make a backup before making any changes and have in mind that you will eventually have to update your theme/plugin and that update will probably remove all your customizations. Therefor you should use child themes for all theme-related modifications.
First and foremost, go to the functions.php file of the currently used theme of WordPress. Then copy the code below and add it to your functions.php file:
Next, copy the following code and paste it where you want to show the number of views
When it’s all done, you will see the post view like this:
You can also add a bit of style to it with CSS, as we did for this post, below the post title.
The above code is a slightly modified version of the GretaThemes‘s snippets.