Support » Plugin: Slim Stat Analytics » [Plugin: WP SlimStat] Some questions and Praise

  • Resolved ronthai

    (@ronthai)


    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/

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  • 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??

    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.

    Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    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.

    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

    Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    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

    Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    Hi there,

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

    Thanks,
    Camu

    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.

    Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    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

    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.

    Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    I found the bug, yay! 🙂 Please contact me at

    la buca delle lettere

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

    Camu

    Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

    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

    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?

    Plugin Author Jason Crouse

    (@coolmann)

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

    Camu

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

    Ron

    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

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