Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up Piwik on your server, part of WordPress Plugins: Analytics (2014).
…In the previous two chapters, we looked…at cloud hosted third party analytic solutions.…WordPress.come site stats and Google Analytics, both of these…solutions are great and extremely powerful, but in some…cases, you may want to set up your own…customized analytics solution that doesn't rely on a third party.…That might be because you can't use that third party for legal reasons,…or because you don't want to share…your analytics information with that third party.…Or because you're behind a firewall, or on an intranet so…you can't actually get access to that third party through the web.…
In all those cases, if you want analytics, you need…to set up a proper analytics application on your own server.…And one really great solution for that is this one called Piwik.…Piwik is open source, just like WordPress, and…installs pretty much the same as WordPress as well.…You use FTP to upload Piwik to your server, then…you create a MySQL database and connect Piwik to that database.…And then, to get Piwik to talk to…WordPress, you install a simple plug in, and…
- Installing and activating the plugins
- Configuring settings
- Connecting to a Google Analytics account
- Setting up Piwik on your server
- Viewing stats