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Description / Features

Piwik is an open-source web analytics software that can be used as an alternative to Google Analytics, especially for internal websites. The Piwik Plugin submits web usage of a Sonar instance to a Piwik.

Usage & Installation

The Plugin is configured by an administrator with the details of a Piwik instance and from then on all
web pages will include a script at the end of each page that sends information regarding the visitor and the page to Piwik.

  • You already have an instance of Piwik 0.6 setup.
  • In Piwik you have defined a new website: Settings -> Websites -> Add new website
  • Install Piwik Plugin in Sonar through the normal mechanism of including the jar in the Sonar extensions/plugins directory and restarted
  • In Sonar as an administrator: Configuration -> Settings -> Piwik
    • Use the Piwik website details to fill out the parameters
    • The Website ID, for example 2, can be taken straight from the websites page of Piwik
    • The Server host name is the domain name or IP of the Piwik instance, for example
    • The Path on server is the relative location of the Piwik website on the domain. For example with the Piwik url of then this value would be "piwik".
  • Click Save Parameters

If you look at the source of a Sonar page afterwards you should now see a Piwik script near the bottom of the page.

Back in piwik you should start seeing page hits from Sonar being shown within a few seconds.

Known limitations

None known.


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 Release 0.1

  • Configuration to set Piwik server instance
  • Including Piwik script on each page once enabled
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