Plugin Reviews

Hotspots Analytics

The most advanced analytics plugin for WordPress websites including heatmaps, user activity and custom event tracking.

15 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
By , for WP 4.4.2


Great but has a couple issues
By , for WP 4.4.1

Really great plugin overall, especially for being free. Lots of great stats and love the ability to track custom events. My one nitpick is I have a really difficult time viewing the heatmaps -- when I click the "view heatmap" button it does nothing. I can instruct the pages manually to "draw" the heatmap, but it requires copy and pasting the drawHeatmap line after the URL.

Doesn't Work
By , for WP 4.3

I have no luck seeing heatmaps with this. I finally found a thing in Chrome to resize the browser window, but none of the sizes in chrome are the same so I have to set them all custom - which may be a chrome issue, but the bottom line is that even WITH the browser allegedly resized, the app shows me NO heatmaps. No hotspots at all. This is coming off of the dashboard as soon as I'm done typing and I won't be using it again.

Help has been limited at best. My last question was 2+ days ago, still with no response. I realize it's free - I guess I got what i paid for - nothing.

Plugins is Conflicting with WP Dashboard
By , for WP 4.2.2

Hotspots plugin conflicts with wordpress dashboard widgets, when I activate plugin my wp dashboard widgets drop down function stop working. So please check it out and fix it. Thanks for providing such a nice plugin free of cost. Keep it up.

Muhammad Imran Nazish

Very informative
By , for WP 3.9.2

Very informative

beware of many ajax calls and database writes
By , for WP 3.9.1

I was just called in to troubleshoot a site that was consistently crashing a client's web server. It turns out this plugin was triggering an ajax call every 2 seconds for each connected client. Because each call was writing to the database, no caching was happening and each call was taking 400 - 500ms to process. On the client's VPS, more than 20 or so simultaneous visitors was enough to take the server down (4GB RAM VPS).

I can only imagine the havoc this would wreak on a site with medium to high traffic!

So if you're thinking of using this plugin, and you expect more than very light traffic, I would highly advise looking at the paid option to move the callbacks to a hosted service, or have a look at other hosted services that provide similar functionality.

Excelente utilidad
By , for WP 3.9

Funciona perfectamente... me encantan los reportes incluso con el tamaño de la pantalla.

Aunque lo acabo de instalar, solo necesito saber cómo resetear los clicks de una URL o de todo el sitio.

La configuración es excelente, muy configurable.


Awesome Plugin
By , for WP 3.8.3

This saved a lot of time on coding.

Smoothly installation and it works....for free
By ,

Really great plugin to use it for free. no monthly fees.
It took just a minute to install and worked straight.
Nice the real time heatmap.

Fair Play!

works great!
By ,

does not work if you install the plugin in the network, only works if you install in site side

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