j4age

j4age statistics is an open-source project, which is supported by ecomize and it’s technical team. j4age is an statistics component for the popular open-source CMS Joomla and has it roots based on the JoomlaStats component.

Technical Requirements
– PHP 5.x and above
– MySQL 4.x and above
– Joomla 1.5 & Joomla 1.6 native support


 

Restricted support for PHP 4.x and MySQL 3.x for the core component, but no guarantee for the migration/update process. This module is only handling IPv4 networks and not officially IPv6!

Few things you should know
– After installation, you have to run a Post-Installation process. That´s not because we want it that way, it´s more about getting control about issues with huge databases.
– Do not assign the j4age component to a menu item even if a link is shown up in your admin page for selection. The component itself has no public front-end part and you will see only a error message!!

Issues?
– Most people install the activation module, but do not enable it or do assign it to a location, which is actually not used in their template like “left”. Make sure, that you can see the Module title on your webpage, before hiding the title! Only then statistics are captured!
– An activation module must be set to “public” access, if you want to count all visits. If you set it to “registered” or “special” you would only count those visits
– If the module does not work, you can also download & install as alternative the activation plugin.
– Some people are complaining, that the activation module is not completely invisible on the webpage as a empty border is draw on the page. That´s because your template is adding styles, so simply try to find another active position, where the template is not adding styles. (As alternative use just the activation plugin)

Good to know

– j4age includes a migration mechanism to convert the existing JoomlaStats Version (until 3.0.4) to j4age
– j4age is collecting over the time alot of information, please keep in eye on your DB size

Note

j4age is not Google Analytics, so please do not try to compare us one to one to them. Unlike Google Analytics we are open source and you can review our algorithms. It is hard to differentiate bots from regular visitors, especially as they try to pretend to be regular visitors. We have applied many advanced algorithms to get it under control and this will result into slightly different results between Google Analytics and us.

Future

We will improve the “Cache” / History feature, so that you can drop data from the database without losing information on the Summary pages. We currently operating in a similar way, but a refectoring of the algorithms are required.

We also work further more advanced features, but more details are provied 2012.

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If you experience any problems, please contact us first on the j4age webpage!!

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