Under each blog post on our Drupal 7.x site, it indicates the number of views with the strangely ungrammatical word "reads" - for example "200 reads" to indicate that the node has been viewed 200 times. I assume this was just a case of a developer for whom English is not their first language. Trouble is I can't figure where to edit the string in the Drupal admin to say "views" instead of "reads". Any hints?


yelvington’s picture

https://drupal.org/project/stringoverrides allows strings to be replaced.

But it's worth saying: There is nothing ungrammatical about "reads." The word "read" may be used as a noun as well as a verb.

steevithak’s picture

Thanks, I found an easier way. I just replaced the string in a node template using str_replace(). Granted, "reads" might make sense as technical jargon describing hard disk activity or something like that but the average person is unlikely to know what it was intended to mean in this context. Most people thinking about web page stats are familiar with terms like "views" or "impressions". Our customer didn't even know what "reads" meant. When I explained it was "nerd-speak" for views they understood and asked if we could change it.

Jaypan’s picture


And as the above poster said, 'reads' is valid English.

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