The leading web analytics plugin for WordPress
I have been using WP SlimStat for over a year now and I 100% recommend this plugin as a must-have for any wordpress site.
This is a great plugin especially for free. I asked some questions and the responses were timely and very helpful. I highly recommend this plugin and donating to keep it working.
Having used a number of free and paid stats plugins over the years, I was thrilled to find SlimStat. Why?
In short, SlimStat provides all the data of the expensive ($20/mo+++) paid plugins at NO COST. Wow. I mean, it's more data that most people will ever need. But if you're a data wonk, you'll get your fill here.
There are some other free stat plugins out there (including the bandwidth consuming Jetpack), but none that I know of come close to SlimStat's capabilities. This is a professional level plugin that the developers could easily charge for.
As a highly experienced WordPress webmaster, I most appreciate how well it's engineered. SlimStat does all that it does without bogging sites down, which so many of the others do.
I don't know how they do it (it's clearly a labor of love), but I can only say... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
NOTE: There's a plugin for the plugin, called WP SlimStat Dashboard Widgets, that puts SlimStat on the dashboard, just like Jetpack. I've found that my clients who were used to Jetpack really like this.
Great user friendly reports and filtering options. Excludes spammers, bots and crawlers. Highly recommended!
Very nice extension. brief but sufficient information.
Easy to use and they quickly answered any questions I had!
This plugin gives me what I need, without bloating my WordPress with JetPack!
very good plugin.
This WP SlimStat plugin is simple and does the job well without impacting performance in any way. Also very swift and helpful response from the developer to support question. I did loads of research & found this to be the best. Highly recommended.
Clearly your company does not understand the meaning of "user experience." Yesterday, excited to find a plugin to track URLs that was compatible with my WP version and offered detailed metrics, I downloaded SlimStat. After installing, activating,and letting it collect data overnight, I was surprised to find a notice in the dashboard that reads: "we've decided to convert it into a paid product. More information will be available in the next few weeks. Stay tuned."...
HUH? "Stay tuned???" ...
I don't normally offer free advice but this lack of concern for me, the user, I feel obligated.
1. If your plugin costs money, mention that on your wordpress.org page! You mention premium add-ons and free add-ons but no mention of what the plugin costs.
2. I suspect this plugin used to be free? You're charging for something that you've given to 25,000 users for free? Most plugins are free to try for a period of time. I see no strategy here that accounts for the people who expect a free trial of your plugin. You can't just stop offering a free trial. Well, I guess you can if you don't have product development to code 2 products.
3. "Stay tuned" is all the info I get on going from free (I guess free...) to paid? Clearly, you haven't thought about this. Otherwise you would have come up with more than 2 words to tell us users what you are doing behind the scenes.
Good luck with your company. Seem to have a good product now, but without a strategy and the simplest of marketing communication, I don't see a future.
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