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Offline carpaking

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Support for piwik?
« on: 18.01.2019 08:49:53 »
Hi all, I use JDownloads and I want to connect it to my analytics tool : piwik.
I want Piwik to record each downloads. But I don't know how to do that. Can you help me please ?
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« Last Edit: 18.01.2019 13:01:20 by Arno »

Offline Arno

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Re: Hi all, i have a question
« Reply #1 on: 18.01.2019 13:00:54 »
I have no experiences with this script. Maybe should you post it better in the piwik forum.
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Offline LUCiD

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Re: Support for piwik?
« Reply #2 on: 17.02.2019 18:49:02 »
Hi there,

as far as I know, Matomo (formerly Piwik) is recording downloads automatically, but I guess only if it is a direct link to a file. But you can add a css class to the generated download button / link as described here. I dont know where in the jD files the link / button is generated (e.g. for the placeholder {url_download} in the jD templates), but I think Arno can clarify that. But altering the jD files isn't a good idea, cause after an update the changes are gone and you have to do it again and again.

Another solution I could think of, is to defining a goal in Matomo, where you can use regular expressions for URL patterns, to catch and record the downloads as a goal, if a special URL pattern is matching (with Firefox you can use the Network Monitor to find out how the URLs for the downloads looks like).

I have not testet nor done it by myself, cause the protocol of jD is sufficient for me. If you need a better advice than this, I think it would be more helpful to ask it at the Matomo community, like Arno said already.
« Last Edit: 17.02.2019 19:04:46 by LUCiD »
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