The most advanced analytics plugin for WordPress websites including heatmaps, user activity and custom event tracking.
Hotspots Analytics is the most advanced analytics plugin for WordPress websites including heatmaps, user activity and custom event tracking. It can be a great compliment to Google Analytics and provides support for responsive web design and touchscreen devices.
The key features of the plugin are:
Here's a demo in debug mode: http://danielpowney.com/hotspots-analytics?drawHeatmap=true
The plugin should not be used where performance is critical as an additional server request is made for each mouse click, touch screen tap, AJAX action, page view and custom event. However you can purchase two plugins which allow you to direct all user activity events to be saved on a remote host and database to reduce load on your server. For more information, visit http://danielpowney.com/downloads/hotspots-analytics-remote-bundle/
Heatmaps can be launched from the WordPress admin plugin page by clicking on the "View Heatmap" button or by adding the query string parameter drawHeatmap=true to your website URL ( i.e. http://danielpowney.com?drawHeatmap=true). There are different heatmaps for each page, page widht, browser, operating system and device to cater for responsive web design and for filtering.
When the heatmap is displayed, a HTML5 canvas drawing is overlayed on the website. An additional information panel is also provided at the bottom right of the screen which provides the current page width, browser, device etc... If you resize the page width, a different heatmap will be displayed. A width allowance setting can be changed to allow for some overlap in page widths.
A comprehensive summary of all user activity on your website can be viewed including a sequence list of mouse clicks, touch screen taps, page views, AJAX actions and custom defined events. Additional information is provided such as time elapsed since previous event and the individual mouse clicks and or touch screen taps can viewed overlayed on the web page to show you exactly what was clicked or tapped.
There are various reports which provide statistics and graphs of all user activity on your website. Each report can be filtered for different devices, browsers, operating systems, page widths and within a period of time (today, yesterday, last week, last 30 days or last 60 days). The following reports are available:
i.e. hotspots.saveEvent('my_event','My description', 'My misc data');
Note: This plugin was formally known as Hotspots User Tracker
Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.1
Last Updated: 2014-1-25
1 of 3 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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