One of my continuing tasks is to search for a free open source web analytic application. There are very few to be found. An application that promises to be very good, is PiWiK. It is still in the very early stages of development and has a lot to be desired. It is, however, the continuing development of it’s predecessor phpMyvisites. phpMyVisites is a free open source (GNU/GPL) application for measuring websites statistics.
I wanted to incorporate this application into WordPress, however, could not find a plugin to do so. I could edit the footer.php file in the theme, but that would be sloppy and a risk of losing statistics upon activation of a new theme. I found a plugin for PiWiK and modified it to work with phpMyVisites. Of course, credit is given where credit is due and this is my first attempt at a plugin, it may not work for everyone, but it did for me.
phpMyVisites Wordpress Plugin (2.7 KiB, 1,315 hits)
Activate the plugin
Go to the Settings tab and select phpMyVisites Analytics
Add your parameters as indicated in the setup of phpMyVisites application. The only setting that most likely will need changing is the siteID.