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Blog Demographics

Description

Blog Demographics uses 3rd-party-services (Facebook, MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog) to access the identity of your viewers and commentators.
In order to work at all, you need at least one account at such a service.

Blog Demographics retrieves a list of recent visitors from those accounts. If the visitor didn’t specify an age or gender Blog Demographics tries to access associated accounts like Facebook or YouTube to get those informations. Facebook is also used to retrieve gender and age of your commentators.

Credits

Plug-In and German translation by anty from http://www.anty.info
Farsi/Persian translation by Heam from http://www.hamidoffice.com

Screenshots

  • The demographics
  • The settings-page

Installation

  1. Upload the “blog-demographics”-folder to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory
  2. Make sure the cookies-folder is writable
  3. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
  4. Register on MyBlogLog and/or BlogCatalog and add your blog to your sites, if you haven’t yet
  5. Fill in some information on the “Settings/Demographics” page
  6. Go to the “Dashboard/Demographics” page and let Blog Demographics gather data. The page will have a long loading time the first time you access it!

FAQ

I don’t see any data

Two possible reasons:
1. You don’t have any visitors using one of the 3rd-party-services. Or Blog Demographics couldn’t find the gender and age for them. Please log in those services and check if you’ve had any visitors. If you have, recheck if you’ve entered the right data in the settings-page!
1. Your theme might not call wp_footer(). To solve this add just before if it’s not already there.

The number of male and female visitors don’t add up in the age groups

Not everyone who specifies their age specifies their gender, too.

Why are all visitors using Facebook/MyBlogLog/BlogCatalog?

They aren’t all using this service. The scale of the service-chart is stretched to make it easier to see the services that aren’t used as much.
Look at the bottom of the chart to see the scale.

Contributors & Developers

“Blog Demographics” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

0.4

  • Added possibility to see age groups by gender
  • Added services-chart, selectable by gender

0.3

  • Added check of commentators on Facebook
  • Added cookie-file creation and permission checking
  • Fixed problem getting data from Facebook
  • Changed settings-page layout
  • Changed cURL usage to class-http.php usage. Still requires cURL for cookie handling, though

0.2

  • Added full BlogCatalog support
  • Added AppId-validation for MyBlogLog
  • Fixed never-ending loading of the demographics-page
  • Changed Snoopy-dependency to http.php-dependency

0.1

  • First public version.