WP Slimstat’s Advanced Settings, Extended Tracking, CDNs, and More

Posted OnAug 4, 2014     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the WP Slimstat plugin guide, we will take you through the Advanced settings section of the plugin…

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) To find the “Advanced” settings, head to the Dashboard and choose Slimstat from the left-hand sidebar. Once on Slimstat, click on Settings from the dropdown and then choose Advanced from the settings Toolbar at the top of the page.

From this first section, you can change the settings based on what you want to track, including outbound links (links on your site that lead to other websites). You can also set the duration of a tracking session when the user is on the site, and extend it to when they visit more than one page. In Google Analytics, the duration is set to 1800 seconds (30 minutes), and the default for Slimstat is the same. Tracks extensions (including PDF downloads that link to new pages) can also be tracked, you just have to add them to the Extensions to Track section (e.g. PDF, doc., etc.)

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Step 3) For external pages (pages that feature on other websites that might be related to the content on this site), enter the code provided into the File Editor section of all the pages you want to track. This is useful if you have outbound links that are on sites that you own, so you can keep track of al the activity between the two (or more) sites.

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Step 4) On the miscellaneous settings, you can choose to display SQL (Structured Query Languages) queries that are used to retrieve the data provided in the reports. You can also customise the CSS to alter the way the reports look (for advanced users who know how to create a custom stylesheet only). The Geolocation service is used to find which country an IP address is coming from. The current one being used is Infosniper, but you can customise this if you have a more preferred service. You can also Enable UAN to send data to the servers for analysis, which is then used to help Slimstat create a better browser detection service.

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The next step of the guide will focus on WP Slimstat Maintenance Settings: Import, Export, DB Management, and More.

 


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