If your a statistics junky, I’m sure you’ll love this plugin called WassUp. WassUp is like WordPress Live which I wrote about here ( WordPress Real Time Browsing Stats ) except WassUp kicks it up about 5 notches. WassUp tracks your visitors in real-time as well as providing a wealth of information about those particular visitors. Information such as:
- ip / hostname
- search engines used (includes Google Images)
- SERP (search engine result page)
- operating system / language / browser
- pages viewed (chronologically and per user session)
- complete user agent
- name of user logged in
- name of comment’s author
- top ten charts with aggregate data (top queries, requests, os, browsers)
Because of the amount of information available for archiving, database size can be an issue. This plugin solves those issues by giving you different options as to when to delete older records. WassUp is not intended to replace statistical information programs such as AWStats or Google Analytics but it does provide an informative view into what individuals are doing on your site. This is great for SEO purposes or just general knowledge of how visitors are using your site.
To download and learn more about this plugin, visit the official Wassup Plugin Page.
If you were wondering why your Amung.Us widget was not working yesterday, you weren’t the only one. It turns out that the datacenter which houses the Whos.Amung.Us servers ACCIDENTALLY pulled the plug on one of their servers. After some time, they were able to fix the problem and now their site and widget are fully operational. I guess these things really do happen.
To coincide with the return of their website, Whos Amung Us has launched a new feature to their real time maps, HeatMap Overlays. Those who have the feature enabled on their maps will be able to toggle the map by clicking an option in the lower left hand corner of the map. If you already have a map embedded into your site, you will have to create a new one in order to take advantage of the heatmap feature. You can grab your map from here. One thing worth noting is that you will not be able to see the HEATMAP option on a map that is embedded on a webpage. Instead, you will need to click on the map and view the heatmap from the Maps.Amung.Us website. If you want to check out the heatmap for this website, click here.
Ever wanted to see who is browsing your site in detail and in real time? Now you can, using WordPress Live, a live blog statistics plugin.
WordPress Live gives WordPress site owners the ability to track IP addresses currently browsing the site while also being able to view which posts/pages that IP address is browsing. The plugin divides stats into three categories: Page hits, Feed hits, and Comments. There is actually a speed bar which allows you to control the speed in which the plugin refreshes. Move the slider to the left, the refresh is quicker, move the slider to the right, the refresh rate is slower.
This plugin is really cool and from what I could tell, is only accessible through the backend of your WordPress install. If you’d like a plugin which displays a similar set of data on the frontend, check out the WP-UserOnline 2.11 plugin written by Lester Chan.
The only downfall WordPress Live has is the lack of documentation. The plugin lacked a read me file and there are no concrete installation instructions published on the authors site. If your familiar with how to install WordPress plugins, you shouldn’t have a problem with this one.
Be sure to check out Headzoo.com to download the WordPress Live Plugin. So far, I’m digging it.