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  • Resolved leogc

    (@leogc)


    Hi there,

    in the moment i use WP Statistics but since they are updated the Version to 13.X a lot of errors and problems are starting. i.E. Database crash etc. the developers are not able since a couple of month to fix the problems and i use the last stable version 12.6.13.

    Now i’m looking for another Statistics Plug In and found yours. Would it be possible to switsh the statistics from WP statistics to Matomo or will statistcis get lost and all starts from zero?

    Can i show a counter on the front page like it is now on my website? Please take a look and let me know.

    Thanks for some short replys in advance!

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  • Plugin Author Thomas

    (@tsteur)

    Hi @leogc it’s not possible yet to migrate the data from WP Statistics. We’re currently hiring a developer and hoping to have then resources to work on this feature in the future. It’s not supported yet though and I would expect it won’t be done in the next 3 months unfortunately. We have an issue for this here https://github.com/matomo-org/wp-matomo/issues/341 and just in case you have a github login feel free to watch this issue there. Hope this helps and sorry I don’t have better news just yet.

    Thread Starter leogc

    (@leogc)

    Hi @tsteur ,

    thanks for letting me know. Basically i don’t need a full take over of data from WP Statistics. I would just need a possibilty to take over my current counter (if Matomo offers a coounter as well?) So that my Front End Counter still shows the same amount of Visitos etc. to my Users… Detailed statistics are not needed to be taken over… Any ideas for this? Hope you understand what i mean 😉

    Plugin Author Thomas

    (@tsteur)

    @leogc there is a plugin for Matomo that can show a counter see https://plugins.matomo.org/ClassicCounter (see our FAQ for how to install a Matomo plugin). However, it looks like it’s not possible to set an initial value there. I’ve created an issue to consider this feature in the future: https://github.com/Findus23/plugin-ClassicCounter/issues/3

    Thread Starter leogc

    (@leogc)

    Hi @tsteur,

    thanks for letting me know. If this would be possible in future could you let me know this here in the Forum? Because i don’t have GitHub-Account as i don’t need it so far.

    Another question, if i use matomo, and have a huge amount of Visitors (on a daylie basis round about 10.000, the database of WP gets very “busy” right? Is there a way that i can automatically delete old entrys, lets say older then 400 days? Without having the counter set to 0 then?

    Findus23

    (@findus23)

    Hi @leogc,

    I added the feature to the counter that you can simply add a value to the displayed number so that you can also see pre-Matomo visits with it.

    Thread Starter leogc

    (@leogc)

    Hello @findus23 oh that was quick. Where i can find the Update Version? Because in this link it says that the cirrent version is from OCT. 2020 https://plugins.matomo.org/ClassicCounter

    Thread Starter leogc

    (@leogc)

    Hi @tsteur did you see my last questions?

    And another one regarding the Counter for @findus23 :
    Is the Counter showing the Visits for each page seperate or is this counter showing the Amounts of all Visits on the Wbsite? Because i have in the moment (since nearly 10 years) 3.299.739 Visitors on my page in total. For this Number I don’t care if they visit Posting 1 or Page 5 etc. This Number would be important…

    Plugin Author Thomas

    (@tsteur)

    > Where i can find the Update Version? Because in this link it says that the cirrent version is from OCT. 2020

    The version is already updated. It was a page cache that would have still shown the old date.

    > Another question, if i use matomo, and have a huge amount of Visitors (on a daylie basis round about 10.000, the database of WP gets very “busy” right? Is there a way that i can automatically delete old entrys, lets say older then 400 days? Without having the counter set to 0 then?

    Yes, you can delete raw data automatically after X days for example and it wouldn’t impact the counter. It’s explained here: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy-how-to/#step-2-regularly-delete-old-raw-visitor-data

    Plugin Author Thomas

    (@tsteur)

    BTW if you have like 10.000 visitors a day you might rather want to install our dedicated Matomo On-Premise (see install guide) as it would make things a bit faster as WordPress wouldn’t need to be bootstrapped on every tracking request.

    Thread Starter leogc

    (@leogc)

    Two last question before i decide @tsteur :

    What speed difference do you have (in the middle) if you use Matomo On-Premise to Matomo directly installed in WP? Is it possible to set up a seperate Database for Matomo On-Premise, so that the Database will not coneect to WP Database?

    Plugin Author Thomas

    (@tsteur)

    Hi @leogc

    > What speed difference do you have (in the middle) if you use Matomo On-Premise to Matomo directly installed in WP?

    Not sure what you mean “in the middle”? The speed difference depends but I would expect anything when 50% and 1000% faster (eg depends how many WP plugins you use, your server size etc) and therefore also less resources on your server would be used. If I had to guess, I would say WordPress makes it roughly 2-4 times slower. Like usually a tracking request with Matomo On-Premise takes usually around 50ms. With Matomo for WordPress it might take quite a bit more.

    > Is it possible to set up a separate Database for Matomo On-Premise, so that the Database will not connect to WP Database?

    Yes that’s totally possible and even recommended. You can also use a different table prefix but for best security practices a separate database (it can be on the same server) is best.

    Hope this helps @leogc

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 4 weeks ago by Thomas.
    Thread Starter leogc

    (@leogc)

    Hi @tsteur ok great!

    So i will start a new website this month or latest next month as well. So that could be the chance to check with matomo and if it works for me then maybe i will switsh the other website then to matomo as well. Thanks for all the input.

    Plugin Author Thomas

    (@tsteur)

    Great to hear @leogc feel free to let us know how you go. We’re always happy about any kind of feedback (good or bad).

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