I'm using Drupal 7. After enabling the Statistics module, I see, under each node, how many times it has been read (e.g. "4 reads"). How can I remove this expression while I'm using it ("Content statistics: Total views") in my views?

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According the code of the statistics module, you can just remove the "view post access counter" permission from all roles.

  • Does not seem to work for administrator role.
    – sasdev
    Dec 4, 2013 at 8:25
  • Yes, sure. Administrators have all rights, always.
    – BetaRide
    Dec 4, 2013 at 9:13

I needed a simple page counter but did not want to see the "reads" on every node page even as the site admin. For my drupal 7 "fusion" sub theme I used this in my template.php

function yourfusionsubthemename_preprocess_node(&$vars) {


  • that was awesome!
    – Mohsen
    Sep 27, 2016 at 7:36

If the permissions don't work, you can also unset it in your THEME_preprocess_node() function (in your template.php). Just add the following line:


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