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Site Management, Analytics

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.

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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!!

- 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


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.


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!!

If you use j4age, please post a rating and a review at the Joomla


It does what is needed, it does not have bells and whistles that you do not need.

Ease of use

Very easy to understand and use.


I did not have any need for support and therefore did not find out.

I used this to: I used this on the back end of my site but have now upgraded to Joomla 3 and am forced to use Google Analytics which is bloated and much harder to use. I miss J4age and hope they will bring out an updated version soon.


A lot of drill down capabilities

Ease of use

Extremely easy to get working


Great for j2.5 but the current silence regarding the j3 version is not a good sign...

great for j2.5

Posted on 11 January 2015

give you a lot of information on visitors. i use it on all my Joomla 2.5 installation.
But not available foor J3 .

Ease of use

very easy to use. easy to install


not needed so far


not needed so far

I used this to: see who my visitors are, where they come from , which pages they visited and the counter

Great extension

Posted on 14 September 2014

Thank you for nice extention which is very

huge and complex.

I used it in joomla2.5 and enjoyed, but now updated to Joomla3.3 and

missing j4age.

I love j4age than google analyzer. Because j4age is easy to control and

easy to see small user data.

Now the version release strategy was changed, The developer team says

the current version of Joomla3 is already stable.

I'm waiting days with j4age in joomla3.

great extension

Posted on 28 July 2014

Thank you for the extension.. works great.. one feature request - if we can have some statistics display on homepage of website it would be great..


Posted on 30 March 2014

Thanks for excellent extension.

Everything work perfect.

Great extension, I used it a lot in my websites with joomla 2.5. But when wil the version be published for joomla 3.0 etc ?

Owner's reply: Hi,

we are currently working on that and testing already internally. The official release will probably not happening before the stable release of Joomla 3.5.


Good Extension

Posted on 18 January 2014

I use this extension since 2013 in J2.5 with very good results.

Very easy to use and very reliable for the IN traffic.

Unfortunately, has not been updated since 2012 (still in beta). Also, no update for J3.x which we are running at this moment in our server.

I hope the developer will consider to update the extension to J3.x version. Also, will be helpful if the extension will use own DB for security and speed.

Overall - Good Extension in J2.5


Posted on 15 January 2014

This product is excellent. Many thanks to developers for this utility. The installation is very easy and did not cause any trouble. Also the information processed are very clear and have a good backend interface. I have just one question. How to stop the service without uninstalling the program? Thank you again and best regards.

Owner's reply: Thank you! Just disable the activation plugin or the module, then you will not get any statistics collected

Excellent overview

Posted on 21 August 2013

Gives all the information I want and some more. Easy to install.


Version: (Beta)
j4Age Team
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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