Feature #747


Find rich-stats plugin for WordPress

Added by Matt Gold over 11 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

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One of our blogging stalwarts has requested a full-featured stat plugin for his WordPress blog. He says that the simple counter plugin we installed should be fine for now, but it would be worth checking to see whether a better stat plugin than FireStats exists.

- What's the name of the plugin/theme?
Unknown, as of yet.

- [plugins] In a few words, what does it do?
Offers basic stats and info on visitors, somewhat comparable to those offered by Sitemeter

- How is the plugin/theme different from what's already provided on the Commons?
see above

- What's the potential impact? Who will use it?
Potentially of use to all bloggers on the site

- Who initially made the request?
see above

Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges over 11 years ago

Ron or Ray, do either of you know anything about the universe of stats tracking? I don't really know what we're looking for, but here are some thoughts about what a good solution might be like:
- fairly rich analytics, something like what's Stats plugin gives you
- data is stored locally (ie not or Google Analytics)
- Activated optionally on a per-blog basis
- Is reasonably resource-efficient

Any ideas?

Actions #2

Updated by Ron Rennick over 11 years ago

The only thing I'm aware of that stores the analytics data locally is Firestats. It used to be a real resource hog (2-3 yrs ago). I'm not sure if it still is.

Actions #3

Updated by Boone Gorges over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.2.1 to 1.2.2
Actions #4

Updated by Raymond Hoh over 11 years ago

Haven't tried the following, but they could be options:

WP SlimStat:

StatPress Visitors: (there are a couple of other StatPress forks, but this one looks like the most popular)

DailyStat: (is a lighter version of StatPress Visitors by the same author)

Actions #5

Updated by Boone Gorges over 11 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

Thanks, guys. I've played around some with StatPress Visitors, and it seems to do the job. Fixed in

Actions #6

Updated by Matt Gold over 11 years ago

Excellent. Thanks!

Actions #7

Updated by Boone Gorges over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.2.2 to 1.2.3

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