WP Slimstat’s General Settings: Configuring Tracking and Optimization
In this section of the guide to WP Slimstat, we will take you through the general settings section of the plugin.
Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2) To find the General Settings, head to the left-hand sidebar of your Dashboard, scroll down to Slimstat, and then click on Settings when the dropdown is shown.
Step 3) On the Settings page, a Toolbar appears with the six options shown below. We will take you through each section on different pages of the guide to the plugin. On the first section, the General settings, you can choose whether or not to enable tracking for the reports throughout the site. You can also turn on/off the option to monitor the admin pages, which is useful as your activity can mix up the stats that show in the reports. Spy mode enables you to track outbound links, downloads, etc. If this is important to you and your reporting, make sure this is left on. Java-Script is recommended for Tracking Mode as it works in the same way as Google Analytics and will cut out spammers and crawlers as they usually do not have Java-Script enabled.
Step 4) On the WordPress Integration page, you can choose between a Side Menu or Admin Bar for the Menu of WP Slimstat, and add statistics to the Edit Posts screen, including the number of hits per post. This is good for seeing what posts are getting the most traffic.
Step 5) Your database is cleaned to ensure it runs to an optimum level, but you can change how long the data is retained for in the below section. You can change it for as little (1 day) or as much as you like.
The next step of the guide will focus on WP Slimstat: Changing the View Settings.