The leading web analytics plugin for WordPress
I stuck with this plugin for a long time because in many ways it is awesome. The problem is that there have been a few instances in which some of my client's website have come down (often the white screen of death) and sometimes after exhaustive troubleshooting I discover that Slimstat was culprit. It got to the point that when a website came down or had weird, but significant problems, one of the first items on my troubleshooting list was to disable and or delete Slimstat. When that resolved the issue often enough, albeit not always, I knew it was time to go. As a freelance webdesigner, I am incredibly busy and I am now actively minimizing recurring time-suck problems in favor of excellent solutions that work out-of-the box consistently well. I switched to Statcounter and I even have clients who like it. I could never show Slimstat analytics to clients, as much as I wanted to, because it was too techy for them. Gotta admit - it's hard to give this one a low rating.
No offense to the dev, but I think this plugin is an overrated POS. I do QA. That's my profession. This plugin sucks and is full of bug. It's NOT accurate at all. I think people think it si because of the positive reviews, but it's basically weak as hell. If I qa'd this plugin, the dev would throw darts at a pic of me. Seriously, they'd f-ing hate me. Anyways, lame ass stats plugin. It has a really nice interface and layout, and all that jazz, but coming at it from a dev/logic perspective, me gut tells me it blows. But, free and pretty, which is why I sad no DR to the dev. But for real guys, if this is you claim to fame, whatever, do better. Much better. Your design is solid. Your math and coding blows.
The release of the latest version of the plugin did. Had to delete the plugin on all sites
Update 29 July 2014:
Once again an update to SlimStat is broken. This plugin really needs better quality assurance!
Update 3 July 2014:
I just received the following message from WP Slim Stat:
"We've decided to convert it (WP Slim Stat) into a paid product. More information will be available in the next few weeks. Stay tuned."
This is of course very sad to hear and because of this I will look around for another stat plugin.
I really liked WP Slim Stat and was planning to buy a couple of add-ons. But I think the main reason for WP Slim Stat being so successful is because the basic version is free.
As the title says! It is a great plugin but the author needs to have a better QA. And it would be great if you where able to handle the settings for Slimstat for the entire WordPress network (in a MU installation) from the Network admin menu. Currently you have to login and set the settings for each and every new blog that you want to use Slimstat on. This is extremely time consuming and should be unnecessary if you would like to use the same settings for all blogs in the network.
Installed, seemed to be enabled, got no hits in any tables it created (and left behind after uninstalling). I have a multi-site that is all forced into https, tracking bug (from a third-party CDN site (privacy issue!)) tries to load http (not secure!). Very simple, basic function to make your script load securely, and from your own site, but not implemented properly here. Control panel looked great (but sans any data). Probably a fairly nice plugin except for these issues.
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