How to reset the Article Hits Counter
There are two ways:
- install a 3rd Party Extension, or
- run an SQL Query in PhpMyAdmin via your Hosting Control Panel.
The second option sounds the most challenging but it is the quickest method.
And the one we recommend.
Joomla! Extensions Directory
We prefer to use as few 3rd party extensions as possible, but if you would rather use one for this task then you will find a number listed in the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED).
To find them, visit the JED and search for 'reset article hits'.
How to reset Article Hits by running an SQL Query
First, sign into your Hosting Control Panel.
Then select the button labelled PhpMyAdmin to access your website's database.
You will not be able to undo this change except be restoring a previous back up copy of your website.
For this reason, we advise making a FULL backup of your website before resetting the Article Hits Counter.