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[resolved] Some questions and Praise (26 posts)

  1. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Camu,

    First let me say thanks for this great plugin. The support you give here is amazing, never seem someone so dedicated to his plugin. It does what I was searching for and that is track logged in members by their username. Well it is tracking me (the site is not live yet, so I am the only user). I also love all the detail of all other things. I always used statcounter on all my sites, but they never do logged in user. Guess I can delete them now. Depends on your answers I guess. Joking deleted Statcounter already.

    Anyway I have been reading in this forum and do not get what the problem is with w3 total cache. I have it installed, but your plugin seems to be working great and to the second. Of course I did not put the js and css in the minify options, but then W3 advices against that themselves for any stats trackers.
    So what is the issue with W3 or am I missing something here?

    I see the tracking stats and the exact time a page was visited, but from my perspective, it is 7 hours slow. Since I am in Thailand that would make the timezone not the UK, but somewhere in the ocean, since the UK is 6 hours earlier then Thailand (summer clock time now, winter time it would be 7 hours).
    Why am I not seeing the times in my local time?

    Is it possible to track links that go outside of the wordpress folder?
    I have a huge download folder on my domain, but outside of wordpress. This needs to be done due to limitations WP has, due to .htaccess user/pwd management and script/php download limitations.
    So in my case a user clicks on a link, which has a download behind it. The popup comes for the user to fill in his or hers user/pwd and after that the download begins. So no pages are opened.
    I am thinking maybe by way of adding some code to the download link or something, just to let Slimstats know the link was clicked on?

    Sorry about the long responds, but I am really excited about Slimstats.

    Thank you and regards, Ron

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-slimstat/

  2. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, but continued regarding the links.
    I found your website and the how to regarding the links at the bottom.
    Very sorry to say it is not working. I tried it on my downloads and also on links that go to other websites (it ignores the target"_blank" when adding your code).
    Anyway in both cases nothing is tracked, but I do get a popup window when clicking on the links with only 1 button (OK) and a load of code with download path and Slimstat coding:
    http://www.mydomain.com/files/wp-content/plugins/wp-slimstat/wp-slimstat-js.php?obd=www.getright.com&obr=/&ty=1&id=33&sid=7346ed78b899ccf3f116642d7b80d378&go=n
    After clicking on the Ok button, download starts or the outside websites gets loaded (in the same tab, ignoring the blank as I mentioned.)

    To bad I could not register to your site and fill in a support, since registration is disabled??

  3. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Again sorry, but just noticed something new you should know.
    The links now do get tracked. I tested now in IE8 and tracking shows up under recent downloads (how recent is recent? for the whole period of 30 days I set in the conf.?)
    However when I use Firefox (my standard browser ofcourse) there is a track, but it only shows the domain (mine) and since all sownloads are on the same domain nothing gets added. This ofcourse could have to do with 1 of the addons I use in Firefox. I will try and turn the ones I think might be interfering and let you know.

    Well just deactivated all Firefox plugins and restarted ofcourse, but still the same result. No tracking of the file, just a mentioning of the domain, which will always be the same of course.
    I use the latest version of Firefox 4.0.1 so maybe a little tweek in Slimstats to make it work properly with Firefox.

    Thank you and regards, Ron

    PS. Sorry for the long messages.

  4. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there,

    could you please summarize your question? I guess I got lost among all the messages here :) Is this what you're looking for?

    http://lab.duechiacchiere.it/index.php?topic=2.0#post_avoidconflicts

    Camu

    PS: a vote for my plugin would be a nice way to thank me for this support.

  5. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK,

    In IE the downloads are logged correctly. I can see what is downloaded by hovering the mouse over the little external link icon (2 squares with an arraw) and that shows the exact download link in the Recent Downloads box under the tab content. That is the only place/way I can see what is downloaded. Every other info just give the domain Url.

    If I download a file using Firefox or Chrome it does not get tracked/logged correctly. The new download is in the Recent Downloads box under the tab content, but the external link icon only shows my domain (http://www.domain.com) so no url to the file.

    All the logged times are 7 hours earlier then my local time.

    Is it normal to have a popup appear everytime when clicking on a link with the link tracking code (onclick="slimstat_track_download(event)") added to it, like the example in the second message?

    I tried the avoid conflict code, but that changed nothing. I do not use Lightbox

  6. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there,

    the popup is a bug, I will fix it later today and release a new version of WP SlimStat soon after that, thanks for finding it!

    As for the link being tracked, I don't see why IE and Firefox should behave differently, but I'll take a look at the code and see if there's something wrong there too.

    Logged times rely on your WP settings, so make sure you have that correct.

    Camu

  7. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there,

    please check version 2.4.2 to see if all the issues have been fixed.

    Thanks,
    Camu

  8. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I updated and the popup is gone now.
    The download stats, when downloading the file with IE, now also shows the file next to the little link icon.
    But when downloading a file with Firefox or Chrome the download stats (or lack there of) are still the same. There appears a new line/time, but the file is that downloaded is not logged, so I can not see what is downloaded and that same empty line gets overwritten with every new download (the time changes) The area next to the little external link icon stays empty.

  9. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, I'm glad we are making progress on these bugs. For some reason I'm not able to reproduce your problem with Firefox or Chrome: I'm able to see the information about the file downloaded even when using these browsers. I'll double check the code tomorrow to see if there's something I'm missing...

    Or maybe it's the target=_blank. Could you try to remove that and see what happens?

    Camu

  10. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am not using taget=_blank in the download links. The download links go straight to the file that is outside the WP folder and in a .htaccess protected folder (members have to input there user/pwd with the first download and then the cookie is set.)

    Just to be clear about Firefox and Chrome.
    I can see the downloads logged in the admin area with ALL browsers.
    But when I download a file with Firefox or Chrome from the front end (just as a member would do), then they are not logged correctly. It is as if Firefox and Chrome are blocking your stats code (onclick .....) to register the file.

  11. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I found the bug, yay! :) Please contact me at

    http://www.duechiacchiere.it/contatto

    so that I can send you the new version for you to test. If it works fine, I'll release an update soon :)

    Camu

  12. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Actually, I just posted the changes to the repository, but didn't change the version number, to not bother people with a new release so soon. So just download the new version from the repository and upload it to your FTP server.

    Camu

  13. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Installed it and tested in all 3 browsers.

    IT WORKS.

    All is now logged with the correct paths and everything.

    Thanks for the great help and updates, Ron

    PS. Could it be possible for the Recent Downloads area to get a MORE link in the topright corner, so it can go to a seperate page for large viewing?

  14. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    A vote for my plugin would be really appreciated. I can add "more" link in the next version, I guess... good point.

    Camu

  15. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, had the vote already done at 5 stars and just said works for the new version

    Ron

  16. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just noticed 1 little thing. I use Ozh' Admin Drop Down Menu, so my admin menu is at the top of the browser (not on the left), which gives dropdowns for the settings and other items.

    The dropdown falls behind your stats pages box(es), so I guess the z-index is set to high. Not a big thing, just thought you would like to know

  17. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    As you can see there's no z-index defined in my CSS, so I'm not sure it's something related to my plugin ;)

    Camu

  18. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just checked and tried some things with both plugins and it is only with the top box where the animated lines show and world map (the menu only falls behind the stats part not the box titel).
    If I drag that box down to a lower level all menus just are on top as always.
    Don't worry about it, like most people I have always more then 1 browser tab open anyway, with different workies

  19. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, I know what you're talking about. If you feel confident editing the source code of my plugin, try adding this line

    <param name="wmode" value="transparent">

    to wp-slimstat/view/panel1.php, right after

    <param name="quality" value="high" />

    I will do the same for version 2.4.3 :)

    Camu

  20. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, no succes. I tried several different options and all with no luck.
    I did the above you mentioned.
    Tried <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> in case you maybe forget the slash.
    Tried <param name="quality" value="transparent" />
    and tried just replace <param name="quality" value="high" /> with
    <param name="wmode" value="transparent"> and with
    <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />

    All options it stays the same and nothing breaks in the panel.

    I use Notepad++ and found only 1 on line 31

    Thanks, Ron

  21. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try with opaque instead of transparent, as described here

    http://slightlymore.co.uk/flash-and-the-z-index-problem-solved/

    So

    <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />

    right after

    <param name="quality" value="high" />

    What browser are you using, by the way? If you're using Firefox or Chrome, you may want to edit the <EMBED> tag right after the param, adding

    wmode="transparent" (or opaque)

    right after the word 'embed'

    Camu

  22. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I use Firefox

    Solved with <embed wmode="transparent"

    Which php is for the world map, because it has the same problem.

    Thanks, Ron

    Just noticed this works only on the first tab, so I do the same on all panel(1-2-3-4-5-6).php

  23. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, you can apply the same to all the panels: panel1.php, panel2.php etc...

    Glad it worked! I'll add it to my official code. Good catch!

    Camu

  24. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, I answered my own question I did it in panels 1-2-3-4-6
    5 and 7 have no need.

    Thanks again, Ron

  25. ronthai
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, maybe an idea for a future new feature.
    A custom tab(s) where a user can choose which info he/she wants there.
    In my case it would be the Recent Downloads.
    Basically it would be a shortcut from going to content and then the future More link on the corner.
    Maybe even with option for 2 or more boxes, so in my case again I could switch on the same custom tab from member to member, without needing to go back and forth between tabs.

    Hope I am not pushing my luck, but I think you are a perfectionist and just love working on your plugin.

    Best regards, Ron

  26. camu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, you can just set some bookmarks in your browser to go directly to those pages, it's even easier ;)

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