It’s not that there isn’t a solution - it is that this solution isn’t just copy-and-paste. To maintain local code changes you should have someone who is familiar with PHP and Smarty who can help you out. Someone with some basic PHP skills should be able to make this change for you.
To be honest I do not want to make too much changes that it will be overwrite with first update. It is requirement of LOCKSS, DOAJ and others that need the METADATA, with no budget we are trying to learn and make best of it. I think DOAJ application require to have this counter. This could be a check box in the setting or a plugin only.
As public university in Kurdistan Region in Iraq we have had our journal on Google Apps for the last 5 years with no issue, but there was no custom METADATA in Google Site. There are not many Open Source IT admins in this region so as Editorial of the journal we try to have stable solution and get on with main issues.
Perhaps you should check the ALM Plugin (in Generic Plugins) because it provides download statistics in every article page (both abstract page and pdf page) and that is enough to answer “yes” to the question n.30 of DOAJ’s application form.
Note that there will be a delay in converting click into usage statistics:
If the usage statistics truly are not being counted at all, you may not have acron or cron configured to process new statistics, or you may be encountering a bug which prevents processing prior to 2.4.8:
I have installed this, and it is on my Plugin list but when I click on
setting I get server error 500, I followed the instruction to install it. I
am not sure what might be the problem,
Here is the log report
AH01071: Got error ‘PHP message: PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method AlmPlugin::getRequest() in /var/www/vhosts/koyauniversity.org/aro.koyauniversity.org/plugins/generic/almplugin/AlmPlugin.inc.php on line 104\n’, referer: http://aro.koyauniversity.org/manager/plugins/generic
I have followed the changes for 3 weeks now. Those numbers never changed. I
tried from different IP and different locations but the results is still
the same. I check I have both Plugins enabled. please see the attached
You really shouldn’t need to “reinstall” a core plugin, however. At least, assuming the OJS install itself was successful. Can you verify your installation against a clean download of 2.4.8? Did you upgrade via the “Full Package” option?
Are you getting periodic emails from Acron processing your Usage Statistics Loader?