I’ve tried a few statistics plugins for WordPress. You know, such, where the visits per day, week, month, etc are counted, and a lot other information, too. Below is a (by far not complete) list of WordPress statistics plugins I’ve tried. But all of them didn’t meet my needs in one ore more things. But the StatPress plugin, has also disadvantages I don’t like. One of it is, you can’t adjust the number of results for Last hists, Last search terms, Last referrest, Last agents, Last Pages and Last Spiders.
And this is exactly where this article comes into the game. I’ve wrote a little patch, that makes this adjustable.
List of a few Statistics Plugins for WordPress:
- StatPress Reloaded
- Counterrize II
- Quick Stats
- Complete Stats
- WP 2.3 statistics
After trying more of less thoroughly the listed statistic plugins above, I finally ended up on StatPress again. This because of various reasons. I’m using a self-modified Blocks2 theme, and StatPress was almost the only statistics plugin, that played nicely with it. Or the statistics started to collect data from the point in time of their installation. For a person like me, who doesn’t have patience at all, this is almost unacceptable. Some plugins didn’t show some data at all, or one had to create an account somewhere else. I don’t like such practice.
Back to StatPress, I’ve decided to insert a additional option to the Options Menu, where you can choose between different numbers for your result list.
All you have to do is to download the wp-statpress-lastitems.diff (patch file). and apply it in the WordPress directory:
- Download: wp-statpress-lastitems.diff
- Perform this in your WordPress directory:
cd /usr/share/wordpress patch -p0 -i wp-statpress-lastitems.diff
I’m using WordPress 2.7.0 atm, and the patch above is against StatPress version 188.8.131.52.