[wp-hackers] Fresh Meat: Open Web Analytics for WordPress

Matt speedboxer at gmail.com
Sun May 27 19:58:51 GMT 2007

It's a pretty good plugin. Although you gotta wonder why it's 5MBs, while WP
is only 3MBs...

In the reporting section, you should put alt texts on the images. Also, I
think you forgot to end a tag or something, because on the Dashboard, the
normal WP Admin footer ends up in 1 of those fieldset's. It's also a little
bulky to go through the stats. It needs to be more lightweight and
organised. It's also a little slow to.

Otherwise, it looks pretty useful. :D

On 5/26/07, Peter Adams <peter at oncefuture.com> wrote:
> Hi all -
> Thanks to help from folks on this list, I've recently released the
> Open Web Analytics (OWA) framework for WordPress. OWA is a generic
> web analytics framework that comes with tight integration for
> WordPress and MediaWiki (phpBB and Gallery2 are in the works).
> Installs as a regular WordPress plugin and has been tested under v2.0
> -v2.2.  In you are interested, see http://www.openwebanalytics.com
> for the code and install instructions.
> WordPress specific features include:
> * Track visitors by WordPress user name or e-mail address they use in
> comments.
> * Track all Wordpress Page Types (Posts, Pages, Authors, Archives,
> Categories, etc.)
> * Track the number of comments made by visit
> * Reporting accessable via Admin Dashboard
> * Track subscribers to RSS/Atom feeds
> * Track multiple WordPress instances using the same OWA database
> Core Features:
> * Track Page views, visits, and unique visitors over time
> * Track unique, new, repeat visitors over time
> * Multiple Web Site Support - track any number of web sites and view
> statistics in aggregate or by site
> * Log events can be written to the database asynchronously.
> * Click-streams - view the actual click-stream of each visitor
> * Click Tracking - Track where exactly on a web page users are
> clicking and view clicks by browser type
> * Click Heat Maps - view a heat map of where users are clicking on
> your web pages
> * Google Maps - map your visitors on Google Maps
> * Google Earth (KML) - view your visitors in Google Earth via a KML
> file export
> * RSS/ATOM subscription tracking - track unique feed readers, reader
> types, and feed requests
> * Visitor Aging - understand the age of your repeat visitors.
> * Canned and Custom Time Periods - generate reports using pre-defined
> reporting periods or custom date ranges
> * Referring Page Analysis - View the title, anchor text, and
> surrounding text of inbound links from referring web pages
> * View visits by user agent
> * Track entry and exit pages
> * Track pages by custom page types
> There is a still _a lot_ left to be done here but hopefully this will
> come in handy for those of you looking to add analytics to your
> plugins or themes.
> Thanks in advance for any feedback or bug reports.
> -P-
> /**
>    * Peter Adams  <peter at oncefuture.com>
>    *
>    * Blog >>   http://www.oncefuture.com/padams/weblog
>    * Open Web Analytics - http://www.openwebanalytics.com
>    */
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