March 19, 2011
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Description of Piwik 1.2.1
Great real time web analytics software program
In laymens terms, you can check out who has been visiting your page, when, how and why. You can create Goals and track conversions. You can track unlimited number of websites, and create users with permission to view or administrate one or several websites.
If you don't speak English, fear not. Piwik is available in more than 40 languages
Editor's review for Piwik
Piwik open source web analytics software is making a solid competitive run against Google Analytics in providing real time website traffic reports in an entirely new platform. Anyone who wants to monitor and understand the when, why and how of their website or blog traffic will benefit from Piwik’s downloadable and easy to use software. Piwik provides answers to important questions like: “Where do my visitors come from?” What keywords and search engines did they use? How long did they visit? What browser was used? When is my website busiest?
This information is essential for creating properly targeted advertisements and strong marketing campaigns. Anyone who wants to grow a website’s return on investment will want to be dialed in to their visitor’s habits and the best way to do that is with Piwik.
The Piwik software takes about five minutes to install. It requires both PHP and MySQL to be on the server to function correctly. Once operational, Piwik can track an unlimited number of websites - even those on different servers - and reports are available in more than 40 languages. With each installation of Piwik’s software, a “Super User” is established who can create users or websites and install plug-ins.
Analytics reports are generated in real time, but the frequency of reports can be catered to the specific needs of the client. The company recommends a longer lag time – about an hour – between reports for high traffic websites. To customize Piwik’s interface, simply drag and drop the widgets you want to use – it’s that simple and totally functional.
One of the most important differences between Piwik and other open source and paid analytics programs – like Google Analytics – is that it is not a remote-hosted service. That means no third party can access and possibly reuse data for unknown purposes. With Piwik, the client controls the data because it is stored on their server.
All of Piwik’s features come in the form of plug-ins created by an international community of over 50,000 active users. That means, with Piwik, you’re not alone. In addition to active users, Piwik also offers help in forums and through the company’s community-based professional consultants.
It’s no small feat to go up against a giant like Google Analytics. Piwik has proven itself up for the challenge with a software package that pairs secure, informative and customizable reports with the endless opportunity presented in an open source environment.
What is new in version 1.2.1
• piwik.js: JSON stringify not working with prototype < 1.7 and mootools < 1.3
• Piwik Tracker throws SQL exceptions when using a boolean value for a tinyint(1) field
• serveStaticFiles: better handle disabled readfile()
• Segmentation in API to support greater/less than (or equal) as well as "contains" operators
• Piwik 1.2 and IE9 RC -> empty dashboard
• Default date to load is being ignored
• Can't login if default site deleted
• Invalid argument supplied for foreach()
• UserManager.getUsersSitesFromAccess() doesn't order idsite
• Piwik AutoUpdate (1.1.1 -> 1.2) failing with "Error Opening [absolute/path/to/piwik/latest/latest.zip]"
• WebTest: add auto-update test from latest version
• Update to JSLint 2011-03-05
• Piwik_Option: add delete() methods and unit tests
• piwik.js: getVisitorInfo()
• Search Engines Update
• IndexedByDate.getDataTableFromNumeric() lack of 'order by' breaks integration tests
• WebAppGallery review/feedback
• sanitizeInputValue() – improvements
• update to ZendFramework 1.11.4
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