Piwik – Open source webanalytics

May 27th, 2008 – 9 Comments

I got a tweet from @zjuul today, because he was modifying (and has since released a beta version) my Google Analytics plugin to work with Piwik.

Piwik is an open source analytics tool, in it’s very early stages of development. I’ve been looking at it, installing it on this site, and so far, I like it, it needs work, and probably quite a bit of work to work in high load environments, but it’s tagging idea looks great, it has a plugin structure and an API, it’s free, and you can install it on your own server… And it has something really cool: embeddable stats.

9 Responses to Piwik – Open source webanalytics

  1. Gustavo Leig
    By Gustavo Leig on 29 May, 2008

    Joost, I was wrong, your plugin is perfect. The bad cpu guy is google sitemap plugin.

  2. Gustavo Leig
    By Gustavo Leig on 28 May, 2008

    Hi Joost, hope everything is fine.
    I dont know if this is the best place to chat about this.
    I was having a cpu problem with my wordpress, when posting or making comments cpu go skyhigh. So I try to remove every plugin to test which one could cause something like this.
    I found out that not removing your analytics plugin but unchecking the option “Track outbound clicks
    & downloads” stopped the cpu of going high. This happened in two blogs I have. maybe is a shot in the dark but I thought would be nice to let you know.
    Im still looking forward for the adsense click tracking fix.
    Again, thank you for your excellent work.

  3. Bastian Grimm
    By Bastian Grimm on 28 May, 2008

    I agree, I had it installed on some blogs just to compare those stats against GA and get a feeling for the interface. So far it’s really nice but of course it has it’s “early stage” bugs which needs to be fixed.

  4. Roel Willems
    By Roel Willems on 28 May, 2008

    I’m with you on the Piwik subject. It really looks quite interesting but as you mentioned needs a bit of extra effort (But it has come a long way so far).
    (Personally)I’m planning on making a dutch translation of Piwik.
    And it works quite well even on a high traffic website where I’m testing it (about a month).

  5. Joost de Valk
    By Joost de Valk on 28 May, 2008

    Thx guys! I have a good hunch what was causing that, and which plugin… I’ll have a look later today.

  6. Willy
    By Willy on 28 May, 2008

    Actually, that’s the exact problem I’ve been having. Text repeats with the links’ having the wrong anchor text.

    I didn’t even notice that the text repeated the first time I read this post (yes, I should read more carefully if I’m going to comment). Now that I see it, I’m almost positive that this is the same issue that I’ve been having.

  7. James
    By James on 28 May, 2008

    Actually, I have a feeling it’s a typo, because the second mention of “Google Analytics plugin” is actually a link to piwik.org

  8. Willy
    By Willy on 28 May, 2008

    Hey Joost,

    The link to Piwik is screwed up – it has a ‘) at the end of it. That’s the same exact problem I’ve been having that I thought was caused by your Google Analytics plug-in. Although I’ve only experienced it following e-mail links.

    Now that I think about it. Maybe it’s a problem with links that include the @ sign?

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