How to Manage Data in the WP Statistics Plugin
The third step in the guide to the WP Statistics WordPress plugin will focus on configuring the optimisation settings of the plugin, including importing and exporting reports and viewing historical data.
Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2) From the Admin Panel, head to Statistics >> Optimisation.
Step 3) At the top of the page, the Optimisation settings are set into different sections: Resources/Informations, Export, Purging, Database, Updates and Historical.
The Resources/Information section shows how much memory you are using across different sections, PHP memory limit, file info, client info and much more.
Step 4) The Export settings include choosing what table you wish to export (including Users, Visit, Visitors, Exclusions and Pages) and what you would like to export it to (including Excel, XML, CSV and TSV).
Step 5) The Purging section is where you can choose which tables to empty (Users, Pages, Visits, Visitors, etc.) and set when the older stats are deleted (default is 365 days).
You can also delete user agents (Chrome, Firefox and others) and platforms (Windows, etc.).
Step 6) The Database section is where users can re-install the WP Statistics plugin. This is for users who find that their statistics are suddenly missing. It refreshes the plugin to re-run the database.
Step 7) The Updates section is used to update GeoIP countries, adding any new locations to the database, and IP Addresses, which replace IP addresses in the database with hash values.
Step 8) The History section is used to view your Historical Values – including the total number of Visitors, and total number of Visits across the board.
The next step of the guide will focus on How to Monitor WordPress Stats using the WP Statistics Plugin.