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WP SlimStat

The leading web analytics plugin for WordPress

12 reviews
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4 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
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1 star
the epitome of a clueless software company
By , for WP 3.7.1

Clearly your company does not understand the meaning of "user experience." Yesterday, excited to find a plugin to track URLs that was compatible with my WP version and offered detailed metrics, I downloaded SlimStat. After installing, activating,and letting it collect data overnight, I was surprised to find a notice in the dashboard that reads: "we've decided to convert it into a paid product. More information will be available in the next few weeks. Stay tuned."...

HUH? "Stay tuned???" ...

I don't normally offer free advice but this lack of concern for me, the user, I feel obligated.
1. If your plugin costs money, mention that on your wordpress.org page! You mention premium add-ons and free add-ons but no mention of what the plugin costs.
2. I suspect this plugin used to be free? You're charging for something that you've given to 25,000 users for free? Most plugins are free to try for a period of time. I see no strategy here that accounts for the people who expect a free trial of your plugin. You can't just stop offering a free trial. Well, I guess you can if you don't have product development to code 2 products.
3. "Stay tuned" is all the info I get on going from free (I guess free...) to paid? Clearly, you haven't thought about this. Otherwise you would have come up with more than 2 words to tell us users what you are doing behind the scenes.

Good luck with your company. Seem to have a good product now, but without a strategy and the simplest of marketing communication, I don't see a future.

1 star
Unauthorized Ads Presented on the site
By , for WP 3.9.1

In the last update, WP-slimstat chose to ENABLE their automatic ads.

From them:

Send anonymous data about user agents to our server for analysis. This allows us to contribute to the BrowsCap opensource project, and improve the accuracy of WP SlimStat's browser detection functionality. It also enables our transparent ads network. No worries, your site will not be affected in any way. The extra income is completely invested in making WP SlimStat a better product, as you can see from our FREE PREMIUM support service that most of our users love.


I don't know where you're from, but unauthorized ad hijacking of a website is not only immoral, but when it also messes up the site as well IE: adding "http://wwww.wordpress.org" to EVERY post on a site that has thousands of posts and over 450k page views per day - causing undue hours of work to find the issue - just so you can hijack someone's site to show YOUR ads.

I want to know where we can get a statement of ads shown, revenue gained from said unauthorized ads (especially on a site like ours that PROMOTES AD FREE WEBSITES) So that we may file for our lost revenue, and percentage of revenue from OUR sites having to host YOUR ads involuntarily.

1 star
Resource hog
By , for WP 3.9.1

I used this plugin for a long time, and I am not sure why I kept struggling.

It wastes too much resources on hosting server. Also some statistics never worked. and it has frequently updates like author never manages to produce stable code.

Few times my blog stopped because Slimstat simply wasted far to much resources to work.

I even tried to contact author to get rude response.

Yesterday mu blog stopped again. After going through time wasting procedure of turning plugins one by one to find out if one of them was a problem, unsurprisingly, it was Slimstat. Why did I not first try to turn that one off I do not know...

Finally, I decided to get rid of this.

1 star
About SlimStat 3.5
By , for WP 3.8

I upgraded from vers 3.3.3 whitch is the great plugin to vers 3.5

First: it didnt vork with my 3.3.3 database tables
Second: it looks like christmas tree ... all those colourful headings and so on - I didn't like it all

So I wanted my 3.3.3 vers back,
How I got it back take a look

1 star
Lost Data after latest plugin update
By , for WP 3.8

Being using it for long time, but tired of updates almost every week breaking data collections and getting too annoying. Lost all data after this update and decided to pull the plug after seeing author's suggestion to sign for paid premium support to fix what's broken by author himself.

really not worth a hustle since we have more than 30 web site using it... back to analytics

1 star
By ,

Plugin half way works, but I do not recommend. Support is very lacking with generic answers from developer. He closes tickets before without assisting people. Look for something better available. I do not recommend this plugin.

1 star
500 errors not 5 stars
By , for WP 3.7.1

I like the idea of what this plugin does but the price is too high.

With this plugin enabled visitors get 500 internal server error, it does not happen all the time but regularly enough to upset my users and make them write to me.

I also see them on the WP-Admin when I create posts.

So Sorry, no 5 stars this time and I do not appreciate you using my screen real estate to beg for positive reviews.

1 star
begging banner
By , for WP 3.7.1

One star for the desperate begging banner introduced in the latest update 3.4.3. I certainly won't give you 5 stars because you beg for it. I gave 5 stars before but now changed my mind!

1 star
begging banner
By , for WP 3.7.1

One star for the desperate begging banner introduced in the latest update 3.4.3. I certainly won't give you 5 stars because you beg for it.

1 star
Awesome Plugin... an 11 out of 10 ranking!!!
By , for WP 3.5.1

I only put the 1 star to get on the board with the other (2) of thousands of reviews that gave this plugin a 1 star...

People should hold back on their ratings and especially their reviews until after they have completed full analysis of what may be causing THEIR issues.

Or... I guess... Some people just like being that jack a$$...

This plugin is golden.. Awesome... Worth MILLIONS and yet given away... Much love to all who make wordpress.org and WordPress... PRICELESS.

Much love to 'camu' +camu #camu @camu >>> CAMU

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