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Kirby Matomo

This plugin helps you generate a tracking code for Matomo, and displays some useful metrics directly within the panel.

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Overview

This plugin is completely free and published under the MIT license. However, if you are using it in a commercial project and want to help me keep up with maintenance, please consider making a donation of your choice.

TLDR โ€“ Just get me started ๐Ÿ‘€

  1. Install Matomo on your server.
  2. Download and copy this repository to /site/plugins/matomo
  3. Set the following values in site/config/config.php :
return array(
    'sylvainjule.matomo.url'        => 'http://your-matomo.url',
    'sylvainjule.matomo.id'         => 'mywebsite',
    'sylvainjule.matomo.token'      => 'token_auth',
);
  1. Add this code to your footer snippet: <?php echo snippet('matomo') ?>
  2. Visit the Matomo panel area or copy this blueprint under a dedicated tab / page in the panel.

You're all set.


1. Why Matomo?

  • It's open-source (who doesn't like open-source?)
  • It's free (like, really free. You don't pay with your data)
  • It's self-hosted (which means more control for you over your data)
  • It respects your visitors privacy (IP Anonymization, automated logs deletion, data ownership)
  • It now integrates smoothly with Kirby 4 โœŒ๏ธ

2. Installation

Kirby 3: up to 1.0.7 Kirby 4: 2.0.0+

Download and copy this repository to /site/plugins/matomo

Alternatively, you can install it with composer: composer require sylvainjule/matomo


3. Options

Here is an overview of the available options with their default values:

return array(
    'sylvainjule.matomo.url'            => false, #required
    'sylvainjule.matomo.id'             => false, #required
    'sylvainjule.matomo.token'          => false, #required for the panel integration
    'sylvainjule.matomo.active'         => true,
    'sylvainjule.matomo.debug'          => false,
    'sylvainjule.matomo.trackUsers'     => false,
    'sylvainjule.matomo.disableCookies' => false,
    'sylvainjule.matomo.blacklist'      => ['127.0.0.1', '::1'],
    'sylvainjule.matomo.basicAuth'      => null,
    'sylvainjule.matomo.area'           => true
    'sylvainjule.matomo.area.label'     => 'Matomo',
    'sylvainjule.matomo.area.headline'  => null,

);

3.1. url (required)

Where your matomo install is:

'sylvainjule.matomo.url' => 'https://analytics.yourdomain.com'

3.2. id (required)

A single Matomo install can host multiple websites. The plugin needs to know the id of the one to look for:

'sylvainjule.matomo.id' => 'mywebsite'

3.3. token (required for the panel integration)

The panel sections will need to make calls to your Matomo API. A token_auth is required, you will find it in Settings > API in the control panel. Copy-paste the string without the &token_auth= prefix.

Below is an example token. Please note that this token is private and shouldn't be made public. Once added, if you need to publish your code please create something like a duplicated config.github.php which will contain the non-sensitive informations, and add your real config.php to your .gitignore.

'sylvainjule.matomo.token' => 'gQ7TQgg8EFe3h29F9t4aJqC33VQdPfFP4M'

3.4. active

You can deactivate the snippet by setting this value to false.

'sylvainjule.matomo.active' => true

3.5. blacklist

Localhost is in the blacklist as default. You can change it.

'sylvainjule.matomo.blacklist' => ['127.0.0.1', '::1']

3.6. trackUsers

The script is only active for not logged in users by default. If you want to change it, set this option to true.

'sylvainjule.matomo.trackUsers' => false

3.7. debug

If you want to always run the script (even on localhost or if you are logged in), set this option to true.

'sylvainjule.matomo.debug' => false

3.8. disableCookies

If you want to use Matomo without any tracking cookies on the user side, set this option to true. You can read more about this setting in the Matomo FAQ.

'sylvainjule.matomo.disableCookies' => false

3.9. basicAuth

If your Matomo instance is additionally secured by Basic Authentication, you can configure these credentials in the format USERNAME:PASSWORD.

'sylvainjule.matomo.basicAuth' => null

3.11. area

If you want to hide the Matomo Panel area, set this option to false.

'sylvainjule.matomo.area' => true

3.11. area.label

If you want to change the label for the Matomo Panel area (displayed in the menu and the breacrumb), you can configure it:

'sylvainjule.matomo.area.label' => 'Matomo'

3.12. label

If you also want to change the headline for the Matomo Panel area, you can set it with the area.headline option. If not specified, the label will be used as fallback.

'sylvainjule.matomo.area.headline' => 'Custom area headline'

4. Template usage

You only need to include the snippet in your code somewhere:

<?php snippet('matomo'); ?>

5. Panel display: Area

The panel area displays metrics for the whole website. It is available at the { site.url }/panel/matomo route. Alternatively, you can configure it in a custom tab / blueprint (see below). In such a case, you might want to disable the area completely:

'sylvainjule.matomo.area' => false

You can also customize its title with the area.label option:

'sylvainjule.matomo.area.label' => 'Analytics'

6. Panel display: Sections

The panel dashboard can be configured in a custom tab / blueprint with sections.

6.1. Basic blueprint example

Please make sure that you have included your token_auth in your config.

Place this snippet in a dedicated tab / blueprint:

columns:
  - width: 3/4
    sections:
      main:
        type: matomo-main
  - width: 1/4
    sections:
      sidebar:
        type: matomo-sidebar

6.2. Options

Hiding components

There are a bunch of options to help you adjust this default panel view. Both sections have three components :

  • The mainview (matomo-main) includes chart, overview and widgets
  • The sidebar (matomo-sidebar) includes link, realtime and summary

You can chose to hide them like this:

columns:
  - width: 3/4
    sections:
      main:
        type: matomo-main
        chart: false
        overview: false
        widgets: false
  - width: 1/4
    sections:
      sidebar:
        type: matomo-sidebar
        link: false
        realtime: false
        summary: false

(Ok, there would be nothing left to work with here, but you get the idea).

Hiding and sorting widgets

Widgets can be sorted to your taste. You can also choose to display only some of them. Here's a glimpse of the option with all widgets explicitely set, change the order of its list or remove entries to filter widgets.

columns:
  - width: 3/4
    sections:
      main:
        type: matomo-main
        widgets:
          - referrerType
          - websites
          - socials
          - devicesType
          - keywords
          - popularPages
Hiding period ranges

By default, all 4 ranges are displayed (This year, This month, Last 7 days, Today). You can choose to hide some of them by explicitely excluding them from the periods list:

columns:
  - width: 3/4
    sections:
      main:
        type: matomo-main
        periods:
          - year
          - month
          - week
          - day
Changing defaults

You have acces to two default options, the period and the widgets limit.

  • period is the default active period on first load of the section. It is a string to chose from one of the periods above. Default is month.
  • limit is the number of entries displayed within the widgets. Default is 5.
columns:
  - width: 3/4
    sections:
      main:
        type: matomo-main
        defaults:
          period: month
          limit: 5

6.3. Complete blueprint example

Here's a glimpse of how the blueprint might look with all options explicitely set:

columns:
  - width: 3/4
    sections:
      main:
        type: matomo-main
        chart: true
        overview: true
        defaults:
          period: month
          limit: 5
        periods:
          - year
          - month
          - week
          - day
        widgets:
          - referrerType
          - websites
          - socials
          - devicesType
          - keywords
          - popularPages
  - width: 1/4
    sections:
      sidebar:
        type: matomo-sidebar
        link: true
        realtime: true
        summary: true

7. Panel page widget

The panel page widget displays metrics for a given page, both in single-language or multi-language websites.

Any feedback regarding this widget's behaviour is welcome. It might still need to be refined, inputs from a larger variety of live websites would be a great help. Check the potential pitfalls below.

screenshot-page

7.1. Basic blueprint example

Please make sure that you have included your token_auth in your config.

Place this snippet in your page blueprint:

columns:
  - width: 1/3
    sections:
      matomo:
        type: matomo-page

The section will automatically detect the page uri, and fetch its metrics for the given period.

7.2. Options

Period

You can choose the period displayed, which can either be year, month, week or day. Default is month.

matomo:
  type: matomo-page
  period: month
Multi-language overview

The plugin will automatically detect if multi-language is switched on, and fetch the metrics of the current language.

Optionally, you can also display the metrics of all languages combined with the overview option. Default is false.

matomo:
  type: matomo-page
  overview: false

7.3. Potential pitfalls

  • Matomo receives public urls, which means that its URIs are fetched once routes have been applied. Therefore, the plugin filters Matomo's responses with a uri created from the public url of the page. If you have set up custom routes, to skip subfolders for example, please make sure to overwrite the url method for the template with a page model, otherwise the uri won't be correct.
  • The metrics shown might not be accurate / complete if you have changed the default language after Matomo started its data collection.

8. License

MIT


9. Credits

Kirby 2 had some Piwik integration plugins:

The snippet integration has been shamelessly adapted from @jenstornell's kirby-ga. ๐Ÿ‘