- Real-time access log, server latency, heatmaps, full IPv6 support, and much more.
- Exclude users from statistics collection based on various criteria, including; user roles, common robots, IP subnets, admin pages, country, etc.
- Export your reports to CSV or get daily emails right in your mailbox (via premium add-on).
- Compatible with W3 Total Cache, WP SuperCache, CloudFlare and most caching plugins.
- Support for hashing IP addresses in the database to protect your users privacy.
- Accurate IP geolocation, browser and platform detection (courtesy of MaxMind and Browscap).
- Add shortcodes to your website to display reports in widgets or directly in posts and pages.
- World Map that works on your mobile device, too (courtesy of amMap).
Visit our website for a list of available extensions.
Slimstat is available in multiple languages: English, Belarusian (UStarCash), Chinese (沐熙工作室), Farsi, French (Michael Bastin, Jean-Michel Venet, Yves Pouplard, Henrick Kac), German (TechnoViel), Italian, Japanese (h_a_l_f), Portuguese, Russian (Vitaly), Spanish (WebHostingHub), Swedish (Per Soderman) and Turkish (Seyit Mehmet Çoban). Is your language missing or incomplete? Contact us today.
Reviews and Feedback
- This is by far the most accurate and in-depth tracking plugin I’ve encountered for WordPress MiMango
- I have been relying on SlimStat to not only track all traffic to my sites accurately but also to present the stats in very useful graphic format JJD3
- Thanks you for such an excellent plugin. I am using it to kick Jetpack out of all the wordpress installations that I manage for myself and others – robertwagnervt
- I like Slimstat very much and so I decided to use it instead of Piwik – Joannes
- Read all the reviews and feel free to post your own!
- WordPress 3.8+
- PHP 5.2+ (or 5.5+ if you use the Browscap data file)
- MySQL 5.0.3+
- At least 20 MB of free web space
- At least 5 MB of free DB space
- At least 32 Mb of free PHP memory for the tracker (peak memory usage)
- IE9+ or any browser supporting HTML5, to access the reports
- If you decide to uninstall Slimstat Analytics, all the stats will be PERMANENTLY deleted from your database. Make sure to setup a database backup (wp_slim_*) to avoid losing your data.
- If you are upgrading from a version prior to 4.0, please install version 4.0 first to upgrade the database structure and download the new Geolocation data.
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Slimstat Analytics is an open source project, dependent in large parts on donations. This page
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Try it out, you’ll be amazed how good it feels! If you’re on a tight budget, please consider writing a review for Slimstat as a token of appreciation for our hard work!
Our knowledge base is available on our support center website.
Encountered an issue and submitted a support ticket last Sunday. Got it resolved within the same day!
It is a very good software, well made, "light" from the performance perspective like the name says "slim"! A professional tool, there is plenty of features, all the stats needed for any type of website. Keep up the good work 😉
- [Note] We would like to thank all the people who stepped forward to offer their help and test this new version before it was officially released. We worked with our users to identify the many different scenarios related to lightbox libraries, jQuery animations and so forth. It was a great team effort! You guys are terrific!
- [Update] Say goodbye to incompatibility issues with lightbox libraries, jQuery drop down menus, fancy animations and the like. We worked on the tracking algorithm to make it less intrusive, and to FINALLY play nice with any other event handlers attached to your DOM elements. As an added bonus, the new tracker is performing from 10 to 30 percent faster in our tests. Not bad, huh?
- [Update] If you are using the CDN service offered by our partners at jsDelivr, the tracker will now reference your current version of Slimstat, not the “trunk”. This will avoid issues in the future to those who don’t want to upgrade to the latest version right away (thank you, mth75).
- [Update] The tracker is no longer looking for Shockwave Director or Real Player when detecting browser plugins (is anyone still using them?). On the other side, it is now detecting the Java Virtual Machine and any PDF viewer (either Adobe plugin or built into the browser).
- [Update] One of our users thought that all the inline data-slimstat attributes appended by our tracker to all his links looked ugly and might affect performance (no, they do not). That struck a cord in our perfectionist developer, and he decided to rewrite that functionality to minimize the intrusiveness of our algorithm.
- [Fix] Apparently the XSS vulnerability discovered by the Mitre Corporation had not been completely fixed in version 4.6, according to them. Now they confirmed that the issue has been resolved.
- [Update] Removed options to enable or disable tracking of “internal” and outbound links, as they were confusing many users, based on the feedback we received. Now all links are tracked, regardless of their type. This will increase the size of the “events” table, however it will also make your reports more accurate, and track data needed to generate heatmaps and other metrics.
- [Fix] The Activity Log will now group page views not just by session, but also by other events: change of IP, user logged out, etc (thank you, catmaniax).
- [Fix] The Browscap Library could not be installed if the FS_METHOD constant was not set to ‘direct’ in wp-config.php (thank you computershowtopro).
- [Fix] A PHP notice was being displayed if the widget_id for the new Slimstat Widget element was not set.
- [Fix] In order to calculate its internal timestamps without any conflicts with other plugins, Slimstat was supposed to temporarily deactivate any WordPress filters on the function
date_i18n. It turns out something had changed in the way WordPress was structuring that information, with the side effect that Slimstat was not able to restore those filters (thank you, catmaniax).
- [New] You spoke, we listened. Many users have been asking us over time to add a feature to display metrics and reports on their front-facing website. Although Slimstat has been supporting shortcodes for many years, they felt like they needed more than that basic feature. We are now extending the shortcode syntax to allow users to place widgets on their websites in just a few steps. Please refer to our knowledge base to learn more about this new feature, or feel free to contact us if you need help implementing it on your website.
- [New] Hovering a report’s title will reveal its unique ID, which you can use in your shortcode to display it on your website.
- [Update] The update notice displayed in the admin is now only shown to site administrators (single installation) and super administrators (WP MU / network), to avoid any confusion for MU site administrators.
- [Update] Improved the accessibility of our Filter Bar, by introducing (hidden) labels for all the fields. Please make sure to flush your client/server caches to load the new stylesheet.
- [Update] Removed the option to deactivate Slimscroll as it did not play nice with some other features we recently introduced, and also because the incompatibility issues between Firefox and Slimscroll have been addressed.
- [Fix] The icon to export a report as Excel comma separated value was not being visualized correctly, when the premium add-on was enabled.
- [Fix] The height of all the Dashboard widgets (including the ones not related to Slimstat) was being affected by a typo in our CSS.
- [Fix] Cleaned up minor layout glitches and improved rendering of charts after initial round of feedback from users.
- [New] Our development team has had the task of revamping the charts available in Slimstat on their to-do list for quite a while now. Now that the compatibility issues related to our Browscap library have been addressed and resolved, it was time to tackle this new challenge and offer a beautiful new interface to analyze and interact with visual reports and charts. As an added bonus, we are also working on extending the list of supported shortcodes to allow administrators to also share these brand-new charts with their visitors, by quickly placing them on any page of their website. The same will apply to the world map, which currently displays the total number of page views by Country. Lots of exciting new features will soon be available to all our users. Stay tuned!
- [Update] Email and Excel reports now honor the setting to convert IP addresses to hostnames.
- [Update] Various cosmetic upgrades to make your reports easier to read. Please make sure to clear your browser and server caches to load the new stylesheet.
- [Fix] We patched a quite unique XSS vulnerability, responsibly disclosed by the MITRE Corporation (thank you, guys).
- [Fix] Some more buttons and links were added to the exclusion list of things to track on the admin, when this feature is enabled.
- [Fix] Calling a function to decode an IPv6 address was failing if PHP did not support this protocol (thank you, catmainax)
- [Note] Would you like to spread the word and tell your friends how much you love Slimstat? Now you have one more reason to do that: win a $50 discount on our online store. Yes, you read that right: write a review highlighting some of the features you love in Slimstat, and we will send you a special code to take $50 off your add-on purchase on our website. The more reviews you write, the more coupons you can get. So, what are you waiting for? Contact our support team with the URL of where the review has been posted, and take advantage of this limited time offer today!
- [Fix] A fatal error was being experienced by users whose Browscap Library installation was corrupted (missing cache).
- [Fix] More checks have been added to the source code to prevent Fatal Error issues in case the filesystem permissions are too restrictive for Slimstat. Also, we are now storing the “last modified date” in the database, instead of relying on “touch”-ing files and accessing the mtime there.
- [Fix] A bug was preventing referrers from being properly recorded when handling external web pages (static tracking code).
- [Fix] The date widget in the Filter Bar was not working when tracking admin pages (thank you, Colin).
- [New] Slimstat is now looking for custom HTTP headers like CF-Connecting-IP to determine your visitors’ originating IP address when your website is behind reverse proxies like CloudFlare.
- [New] By default, when the domain of the referrer for a given page view is the same as the current site, that information is not tracked to save space in the database. However, if you are running a multisite network with subfolders, you might need to track same-domain referrers from one site to another, as they are technically “separate” websites. A new option under Settings > Tracker was added to handle this situation (thank you, chenryahts).
- [Fix] A typo in checking the PHP version was preventing some users from installing our new Browscap library.
- [Fix] PHP warning of undefined offset in one of the reports when the database was empty.
- [Fix] In some specific cases a function used to unzip the Browscap Library on the user’s server was not defined (thank you, victor50g, gdevic and others)
- [Fix] A few users pointed out that using file_get_contents might not be ideal, if allow_url_fopen is turned off in PHP. Per Per Dennis’ suggestion that call was replaced with wp_remote_get. Thank you for your help!
- [Note] Can you believe it? It looks like it was yesterday that we were celebrating the new year with our loved ones, and here we are, getting ready to welcome 2017. For our team, 2016 was a very intense year: we celebrated Slimstat’s 10th anniversary, released new add-ons, started community outreach initiatives on Facebook and on our website, implemented new features and much more. Now, with a smaller team, we need to find creative ways to keep providing the stellar support service which many of you appreciate so much in your reviews. For this reason, we need to slighly increase the price of our add-ons starting in early 2017. Don’t worry, it will still be a very competitive and reasonable price point, affordable even for those of you who cannot spend hundreds of dollars on their website. However we encourage you to take advantage of these few remaining weeks and buy our add-ons today, before prices go up in January!
- [New] You spoke up, we listened. The third-party Browscap data file has been increasing in size over time, forcing some users to uninstall it from their server because it was causing issues with the PHP memory limit set by the administrator. Although Slimstat provides a built-in heuristic function as a workaround for this issue, we wanted to find a better solution. Replacing the obsolete Browscap parser with the shiny new version 3.0, our tests show a big improvement in terms of performance and use of resources. The only caveat is that the new parser requires PHP 5.5 or newer, so please make sure your server environment is compatible before enabling this feature.
- [Update] Minor touches to the look and feel to make our admin color scheme more consistent throughout the various screens.
- [Fix] Uninstall procedure was not deleting the Browscap and MaxMind data files from the server.
- [Fix] Our release highlights, which are usually shown after updating to the latest version, were not disappearing when clicking on the corresponding button.
- [Fix] PHP warning being returned under certain circumstances (thank you, Sasa and computershowtopro).