I'm working on a typical craft blog with articles. I know there is a plugin that was used to teach craft plugin development that tracks entry visit counts here:
However, is there anyway to distinguish the visits made in the last 24 hours? The docs on this simple plugin doesn't talk about it. The logic would probably be take the view count now and subtract by the count from 24 hours ago. I'm guessing the view count might be a value in the mysql table that keeps getting updated. If each count is a row in the table then perhaps there are ways to just query the db for counts associated with an entry filtered by the time stamp. But I highly doubt thats how the plugin is implemented.
I also could use help tracking the posts with the highest upvotes using the upvote plugin:
I'm doing this to work out a trending logic. Trending posts are posts that have a combination of highest view count and upvotes in the last 24 hours.