You are not required to do anything specific with your models; dj-hitcount relies on a
GenericForeignKey to create the relationship to your model’s
If you would like to add a reverse lookup in your own model to its related
HitCount you can utilize the
from django.db import models from hitcount.mixins import HitCountModelMixin from hitcount.conf import settings as hitcount_settings # here is an example model with a GenericRelation class MyModel(models.Model, HitCountMixin): # adding a generic relationship makes sorting by Hits possible: # MyModel.objects.order_by("hit_count_generic__hits") hit_count_generic = GenericRelation( hitcout_settings.HITCOUNT_HITCOUNT_MODEL, object_id_field='object_pk', related_query_name='hit_count_generic_relation' ) # you would access your hit_count like so: my_model = MyModel.objects.get(pk=1) my_model.hit_count.hits # total number of hits my_model.hit_count.hits_in_last(days=7) # number of hits in last seven days
dj-hitcount allows you to customize
Define your own
hitcountmodel inherited from
Now when models.py in your application has the definition of a custom hitcount model, you need to instruct Django to use it for your project instead of a built-in one:
# Somewhere in your settings.py do the following. # Here `myapp` is the name of your application, `MyHitCount` is the names of your customized model. HITCOUNT_HITCOUNT_MODEL = 'myapp.MyHitCount'
Run manage.py migrate to install your customized models into DB.