- 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
I ran into the back end display component which had an error but it is in BETA and I actually prefer using just the component view.
The component is FAST. The COMPONENT is easy and completely intuitive.
I used the Activation Plugin after discovering that the module wouldn't publish. READ the very simple instructions. If the component doesn't seem to be working - make sure the module is properly active. If you can't figure it out JUST USE THE PLUGIN. I recommend the plugin as it's 5 less clicks anyway.
Bravo and thanks.
thank you for the feedback and we will hopefully also solve the beta issues.
Regarding activation module or plugin I only want to add that you should choose the acivation module depending on the needs you have.
You only have to install it and enable it to get everything working. j4age would in this case collect data of absolutely everything. Simple and easy
A little bit more complicated, if you do not understand the Joomla module & template concept. Some people forget to assign it to an location, which is actually used by the template. However, you have far more control and you can restrict j4age to collect data only in specific scenarios (only registered users, only specific pages, etc.). Basic Rule / Self-Test: If the module title is selected to be displayed and you can't see the title on the webpage, j4age won't collect data!! P.S. Don't forget, that some templates do render some borders around modules at a specific location. You must change the location and press the thumbs, that the template designer is not tried to hard to do some special effects everywhere.
Hope this helps to do the right choice between the different activation options for j4age.
Enjoy this extension!!
Top statistics. Visitor IP verification(must for credit card fraud), graphs, and the list goes on...
Plus when I emailed with a few issues concerning unicode slugs on my url links, SEF links and multi language support j4Age Team not only responded but released a new version with all of the above in a couple of days.
Keep up the great work guys and again a big thank you.
This J4AGE IS GREAT !!
Install then sit back and watch the traffic come in. gives great information.
I would love something like this for my regular sites not using Joomla.
5 Stars. I hope to donate soon.
actually you can also collect data from every non Joomla page as long it is using PHP.
You just have to adjust & add following lines to your PHP page
Just keep in mind, that you have to define the page title manually (or dynamically by your own code) and the path to the stand.alone.j4age.inc.php needs to be relative to your PHP file.
Contact me, if it is not working!
Nothing is on hold ... it was just reminder, that this project is living by receiving donations and we can't improve the component in the direction we want to go, without having the financial support. We've got less as 50 dollars in the past year and that's not enough to pay even the license fee to integrate more advanced services such as resolving the city names.
It can definitely help everyone who need a good back-end statistics collector for visitors!! I highly recommend this one and it should be one of the Must-have component for joomla site~
However, I have to express my disappointment for the lack of visitors' counter like the one in joomlastat.... this counter is really really simple and MUST HAVE for the joomla website in front-end!!! Otherwise, how can we know and show the total no. of visitors (with today/yesterday visit no.)? Even there are rich of info. collected in back-end, the basic no. to show in front-end is a MUST. Please help to make a separate module for this like the joomlastat did!! Thanks~
the modules are already available, just have another look on the download page.
i really like the extension - the features are great. many thanks for making this publicly available!
want some idea for a new feature? i missed a module with a simple hit counter (just #of visitors + clicks into the pages) for the frontend.
we have added some modules recently to our webpage. They are all in beta stage, but they should do their work.
but for I have one problem with it. the problem is when I browse the page hits, the name of pages don't support Arabic language or Unicode 8 so the pages titles show like questions marks ????????.
I hope the developer can help me to fix it.
anyway i give it 5/5 because it deserves.
this should actually work, but it depends on the encoding of the database. You have to make sure, that you are using a utf8 based encoding. If you have a different encoding, the database will be not able to hold the data.
If this issue persists, please contact us directly using the contact form on the webpage.
j4age is operating as isolated solution and is not aware about any existing component. This probably also won´t change in the future. There are thousands of components available and everyone is having different expectations. I hope you understand, that we can´t start to interact with any component as this would slow down the response time of your webpage dramatically.
I would appreciate to rate our component based on the features we have compared to other similar components and not on the features you like to see, too.
I always use JoomlaStats but now im going to use this for all websites. I had no trouble installing this.
I see on your website that you guys stopped working on this component, thats to bad! if this component looks like this now, what would it have been if you kept your work going.
Please users of this great script, write a great review and give them some paypal dollars :)
no, we haven´t stopped working. We are just focused on getting the stable version out :)
Unfortunately we can not spent 100% of our time on this solution as we also have to live from something. Right now, we won´t be able to buy a few beers using the donations we got in the past year together.
IPv6 are not counted correctly and there is any note about it.
that's the thing about notes. You can't expect from us to provide you notes about issues, which were never reported to us.
I never saw one mail coming in, that reported issues regarding IPv6. You are actually the first one, who reported at all issues with totally incorrect records. You are very welcome to use the contact form on our webpage to provide us details about the issues, we normally respond within 24 hours.
We depend on your feedback and details for your issue to be able improve our application.
That's an open source project and it is for free. We know it is not perfect, but we constantly try improve the application in this direction.
Furthermore, it is not so easy to interpret the received data correctly especially the recognition of revisiting visitors - sounds easy, but it isn't. Be informed that Google Analytics and j4age is using different algorithms to evaluate the data, were producing similar results but not exactly 100% the same. Different to GS we as example try to identify bots, which try to be anonymous.
Thank you for your understanding and looking forward to here from you to review your ipv6 issue.