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The bottom of article show "3 reads".

I checked the code, the code is <span>3 reads</span>

Because the number and word is together, I can't change word "reads" to an "eye" icon.

How do I show the number with icon.

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Below is the effect I want

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  • Please provide the Drupal version? – Yogesh Dec 8 '16 at 4:25
  • Drupal 7 @Yogesh – JJ12345 Dec 8 '16 at 5:26

Assuming you're using D7, you can implement hook_node_view() in your custom module and override statistics count text as per your requirement. Check example below:

 * Implements hook_node_view().
function [YOUR_MODULE_NAME]_node_view($node, $view_mode) {
  if ($view_mode != 'rss') {
    if (user_access('view post access counter')) {
      $statistics = statistics_get($node->nid);
      if ($statistics) {
        // Alter text as per your requirement below.
        $links['statistics_counter']['title'] = format_plural($statistics['totalcount'], '<i class="icon"></i>1 read', '<i class="icon"></i>@count reads');
        $node->content['links']['statistics'] = array(
          '#theme' => 'links__node__statistics',
          '#links' => $links,
          '#attributes' => array('class' => array('links', 'inline')),
  • Thanks. I just looked into the statistic folder and remove the word "read‘ and "reads" in 2 files which are statistics.test and statistics.module. Now it is okay. – JJ12345 Dec 8 '16 at 5:41
  • Do not modify Core statistics module file, this is bad practice and if you update Drupal Core, this will break again. Instead you can implement hook_node_view() in your custom module and override text as per example given above. – Yogesh Dec 8 '16 at 5:50
  • Which file should I edit? – JJ12345 Dec 8 '16 at 6:07
  • You've to create your own custom module, and inside your module's .module file, you need to implement hook_node_view() hook. So suppose if you've created a module named custom_module then you'll implement custom_module_node_view() function in your custom_module.module file. Check how implement hook guide for more details. – Yogesh Dec 8 '16 at 6:13

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