Most SharePoint Designer Web components are available in the Insert Web Component dialog box, which is accessible by choosing Insert Web Component. You need to have a Web page active (open in the Design or Code view) in SharePoint Designer to be able to insert Web components.
If the Manage the Web site using hidden metadata check box in the Site Settings dialog box isn't selected for a Web site, most of the components in the Insert Web Components dialog box are thus disabled.
Hit counters are a very desirable feature, and the Hit Counter Web component provides an easy way to implement this functionality on a Web site. To insert a hit counter on a Web page of your Web site, follow these steps:
Open the Web page where you want to insert the hit counter.
Choose Insert Web Component to open the Insert Web Component dialog box.
In the Component type section, select Hit Counter. In the Choose a counter style section, you can select the style of counter you want to use, as shown in Figure 9.1.
Click Finish. The Hit Counter Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 9.2. Choose the style you want for your hit counter. You can also click the Reset counter to check box and then specify the initial value from which the counter ...